Electrification of Caltrain approved by board
Original post made on May 3, 2012
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on May 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm
and Union Pacific. Why are they not in the agreement? The answer is a question the rest of the signatories will not ask. Thus 2019 is a lie the rest of the signatories will not admit.
Jay Tulock, Vacaville
on May 4, 2012 at 7:22 am
"Electrification will bring a faster, cleaner, quieter, more efficient train service, with more frequent service to more stations. The result would be an increase in riders and an increase in revenue"
I garantee none of these things will happen. We will end up with a slower, noisier, less efficient train service.
I have a friend who lives near a BART station. Those trains are very noisy.
And then they mix the high speed rail travesty into the mix. Anything related to that mess isn't good for the tax payers.
on May 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm
It is my understanding that this may be illegal. The bonds for HSR may not be diverted to Caltrain. Smart move--get voters to approve bonds for a specific project, then divert the funds. Bait and switch.