HSR data flawed, panel finds
Original post made on Aug 4, 2011
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on Aug 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm
I don't see why people worried about ridership model when few have ever been accurate. You're still going to need 4 tracks from SF to SJ. The model would affect how many trains you buy, so with each train costing about $40 million, you don't wanna be off too far, but that still shouldn't stop the construction from going forward.
on Aug 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm
Martin, I believe what we're finding out is that the ridership estimates are not just a little off. They are so far off that the core feasibility of the project is at question. Of course, anybody who is familiar with the history of how big public-private partnership projects are pitched to the public suspected the ridership estimates from the beginning.