Posted by Old Steve, a resident of the Rex Manor neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm
Van Ark is probably off building something for somebody who actually wants it. On the Weekly thread for this no mention has been made that if CAHSR had agreed with what the plaintiffs want, then all the Fed money would be missed while the program EIR is revised to exclude four tracks. EVEN though the PROJECT EIR for the Peninsula will be limited to the blended system. All of these machinations are why the Governor was considering CEQA streamlining for HSR. But oh-we can't do that, it would make tree huggers into hypocrits. We can't build anything in California these days, because we will never all agree on what to build, and those who don't agree can always find a way to litigate instead of negotiate. Some day folks younger than me will wake up with no more new freeways, no more new runways, and no HSR either. I hope by then Mr. Scott's transporter actually works so that people who need or want to move about can just say "beam me up".
Posted by S. Hirosha, a resident of the Gemello neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm
Four tracks is way to go since it elliminates delays due to freight, switching and breakdowns of old system. HSR should be direct route to meet Prop 1 A 2 be 40 min requirement consistently, safely and reliably. This is how we do HSR in Japan for many decades. We move millions of happy commuters from city to city quickly. We have separate track for freights and energy supply movements.