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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.

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