Not just technology of the past | December 21, 2018 | Mountain View Voice | Mountain View Online |

Mountain View Voice

Opinion - December 21, 2018

Not just technology of the past

Look to Europe for proof that urban rail is relevant

by James Kempf

With respect to Mountain View Councilman John McAlister's comment in your article this week on express lanes — in which he said rail is the "technology of the past" ("Express lanes will extend into North County starting next year," Dec. 14) — I recommend he try Googling "S Bahn" or "Pendeltag." These are urban rail systems in Europe — the S Bahn in German cities and the Pendeltag in Stockholm — that move hundreds of thousands of commuters a day in comfort.

This story contains 429 words.

Stories older than 90 days are available only to subscribing members. Please help sustain quality local journalism by becoming a subscribing member today.

If you are already a subscriber, please log in so you can continue to enjoy unlimited access to stories and archives. Subscriptions start at $5 per month and may be cancelled at any time.

Log in     Subscribe

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

All your news. All in one place. Every day.

 

PRICE INCREASES MONDAY

On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Register now