I have a modest proposal. There is a great deal of underutilized parking at San Antonio shopping center. This could be connected to the high-speed rail station using a shuttle. Let's call this shuttle "34" or maybe "35."
Mountain View also has underutilized parking lots at Shoreline Amphitheater. Perhaps a shuttle "40" could also be run to that parking area. Lastly, there are many parking possibilities at Moffett Airfield. A shuttle, say "51," could connect that parking to the station. We may wish to have a high-capacity rail line connection as well. So perhaps we add a light-rail shuttle, "902."
Of course the wonderful thing is that all these shuttles already exist! Go to http://www.vta.org to learn more.
Mountain View should build a shopping/business center around and over the high-speed rail station. A station surrounded by parking is an eyesore. Building shopping and housing is much better land-use than acres of no-revenue parking garages.
Lets save the downtown for humans, not cars.
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