Imagine if Boston ditched the Big Dig half-way through. Imagine if the San Francisco to Oakland Bay Bridge stopped at Yerba Buena Island. Imagine if the Transcontinental Railroad track extended only from Nevada to Wyoming. For California High Speed Rail, Newbie Governor Gavin Newsom seems to be picking the worst route of all – the one that will make everybody unhappy and will ensure that the high-speed rail that is built is a catastrophic failure. [Read more…] about Newsom’s folly: California High-Speed Rail to be built only from Merced to Bakersfield.
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At one time, Los Angeles had the backbone of a great transit system. Today, it does not! Why not?
Have you ever heard of or watched the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)? It is a classic comedy which stars Steve Martin and John Candy as business travelers who share three days of misadventures as they try to get from New York City to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving. This movie came to mind when I [Read more…] about Amtraking: Traveling by Train
California Gov. Jerry Brown contends that a proposed high-speed rail project won’t come with the reported $100 billion price tag that has garnered the effort criticism. [Read more…] about Gov. Brown Revamping Bullet Train Project to Cut Costs
Recent studies and analysis indicate that in order to increase the likelihood of success, high speed rail must reach into the center of cities. [Read more…] about High Speed Rail Must Include Downtowns in Order to be Successful.