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Blending high-speed rail with Caltrain?

Original post made on Aug 18, 2011

Caltrain officials on Wednesday, Aug. 17, presented the results of a study that tested the feasibility of integrating high-speed rail with Caltrain on its Peninsula tracks.

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Posted by Konrad Sosnow, a resident of another community
on Aug 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Blending high-speed rail with Caltrain makes a lot more sense than the California High-Speed Rail Authority plan to build an elevated, separate, noise producing, eyesore, system along the Peninsula. Of course, the feasibility of the High Speed Rail system continues to be in question.

Posted by @Konrad, a resident of North Whisman
on Aug 18, 2011 at 4:08 pm

"Of course, the feasibility of the High Speed Rail system continues to be in question."

Not much question. I think the answer is clear.

Posted by Dave, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Aug 18, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I say integrate the bay area transportation system with BART. I would support this idea!

Posted by Mike Laursen, a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Why would Caltrain, which has enough problems of its own, want to go anywhere near the high-speed rail project, which has nothing but problems.

Posted by jusme, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Aug 19, 2011 at 9:01 am

On 'n on we(they) go - this project is so flawed that appeasements
continue to be forthcoming. Now, all of a sudden "perhaps" the
Cal Train tracks can be used in conjunction with HSR. Well, that
would sure eliminate a massive, disruptive construction "project."
This whole HSR idea is slippin' and slidin' from what little support may be remain. Disband the Board, thank them for their "service" and
let's move on to something more viable. Period!!

Posted by Hardin, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I liken this idea to be like adding fresh strawberries to a blended fruit drink that's already need to start over.

Posted by Chupacabra, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 19, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Just wait til somebody decides to step in front of one of these bad boys.

Posted by Tina, a resident of Jackson Park
on Aug 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

Sounds like they're having problems buying up people's houses so they can tear them down & put tracks through neighborhoods. Seems easier to use existing tracks. I would think it would be doubtful, with Sacramento's tight budget, for this to be at all likely or feasible in the near future. As a taxpayer, is frustrating that they are continuing to spend money on people's salaries to think about it & do "studies." I would like them to put everything on hold & resume once the budget has enough cash to afford it.