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05-24-2018 - 23:50
synonymouse
You are talking about the desires of the corporate one percent not the community.
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05-24-2018 - 23:28
synonymouse
"C" the "BOSS".
Forum: Discussion
05-24-2018 - 10:25
synonymouse
Spot on. And you haven't mentioned the Robert Moses phenomenon - we have one of those untouchable transport barons in the Bay Area. Trying to motivate and organize public opinion via the media i
Forum: Discussion
05-23-2018 - 21:51
synonymouse
Overhead lines are the way to go - plenty of power and others, like the Europeans, don't find the maintenance any big deal. Think of the wires as if arteries and veins. For now batteries remain a tr
Forum: Discussion
05-22-2018 - 22:11
synonymouse
There is nothing wrong about needed appropriate incremental, like grade separation projects on the LACMTA light rail lines, in particular the Long Beach route. Alternately there is a relatively rec
Forum: Discussion
05-21-2018 - 12:47
synonymouse
"They just want the government to find a way to make it work." Throw mo' money at it.
Forum: Discussion
05-21-2018 - 11:58
synonymouse
They hate overhead lines - the effectual solution to the zero pollution bus issue. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-electric-buses-20180520-story.html Trolley coaches work well in urban
Forum: Discussion
05-18-2018 - 00:00
synonymouse
Your comment is more germane to something like SMART, a commute doodlebug which does mostly connect parking lots. Market St. Ry.'s #40 streetcar line went all the way out Mission and eventually to
Forum: Discussion
05-17-2018 - 21:26
synonymouse
I am pretty sure I saw some years ago a photo of Lenin relaxing in his apartment after the Revolution with a pet cat prominent. Interesting that there was AFAIK no government celebration in Russia
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05-17-2018 - 12:19
synonymouse
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/monde/europe/manifestations-en-ukraine/crimee/crimee-un-pont-symbole-de-l-annexion-par-la-russie_2754105.html I guess the KGB taught a lot of skills. 2 years to build
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05-17-2018 - 10:36
synonymouse
Listening... First off there will be in due course a station in Los Banos. Who do you think runs California? Hint: it is not the eunuch Sierra Club. And eventually there will be a confrontati
Forum: Discussion
05-17-2018 - 00:05
synonymouse
Manhattanization is worse than AI taking over. Or is there a difference?
Forum: Discussion
05-16-2018 - 11:28
synonymouse
Politicians are aligned with the rich; neither of whom ride public transit.
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05-14-2018 - 20:08
synonymouse
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/05/13/san-francisco-police-may-soon-be-patrolling-bart-stations/ Could be reducing the penalty to a low level misdemeanor is bring junkies here from other stri
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05-12-2018 - 10:45
synonymouse
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-jerry-brown-may-budget-proposal-20180511-story.html#nws=mcnewsletter Forget the street people; they don't vote and they don't do kickbacks. Base tunnels t
Forum: Discussion
05-11-2018 - 22:51
synonymouse
The only surprise here is they got caught. Just say no to Tutor-PB-Bechtel-MTC-BART-SPUR-CAHSR and all their works and all their pomps.
Forum: Discussion
05-10-2018 - 14:06
synonymouse
Replace current seats with toilet seats, preferably stainless steel. Think of a BART car as a detention cell, a step up from the cattlecar.
Forum: Discussion
05-09-2018 - 12:10
synonymouse
I am recommending no to everyone I know who votes. MTC is effectively a wholly owned subsidiary of BART and will direct most of the money to it to p*ss away on broad gauge to Sac via Tracy, Geary, et
Forum: Discussion
05-08-2018 - 22:41
synonymouse
http://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/people-behaving-badly-red-light-runners-in-santa-rosa/1166215730 When red lights are invisible so are pedestrians.
Forum: Discussion
05-08-2018 - 00:53
synonymouse
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/08/safety-advocates-sound-alarm-over-surge-of-pedestrians-killed-by-cars.html The unspoken cause I see every day: DWA - driving while arrogant.
Forum: Discussion
05-07-2018 - 10:24
synonymouse
21. 2067?
https://urbanize.la/post/metro-begins-laying-groundwork-future-vermont-avenue-rail-line#nws=mcnewsletter #3 light rail curb lane vs. streetcar curb lane seems a bit rhetorical to me but I could see
Forum: Discussion
05-03-2018 - 10:12
synonymouse
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/monde/inde/inde-les-chemins-de-fer-recrutent_2734043.html 90,000 positions open.
Forum: Discussion
05-02-2018 - 10:49
synonymouse
Palmdale is way off the north-south route; if you look at the map you will see a monumental turn towards the east north of Burbank. LA-Palmdale is an intra-LA matter and needs something like a modern
Forum: Discussion
05-01-2018 - 20:50
synonymouse
I share Margaret's sentiments. The poor cost/benefit ratio will continue to plague this thing - they made it greatly more expensive by gerrymandering the route on detours to Palmdale and Pacheco.
Forum: Discussion
05-01-2018 - 10:39
synonymouse
Naaah - base tunnels to Palmdale have more lives than Dracula. No heart to drive a stake thru.
Forum: Discussion
05-01-2018 - 10:31
synonymouse
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/BART-Muni-introduce-new-strategy-to-keep-12875957.php
Forum: Discussion
04-26-2018 - 20:48
synonymouse
Empty trains to Cloverdale with two men on the payroll. Nice work if you can get it. GGT has never ventured beyond Sta. Rosa. Think River Rock will comp the trip to Geyserville with a bus connect
Forum: Discussion
04-22-2018 - 19:57
synonymouse
LA the Cairo of the near future?
Forum: Discussion
04-21-2018 - 21:23
synonymouse
Try China where if you critique one party rule, etc. you get beat up in jail(or worse)until you "confess" on tv. http://www.lemonde.fr/actualite-medias/article/2018/04/18/confessions-forcees-la-tel
Forum: Discussion
04-21-2018 - 20:45
synonymouse
Desert does not seem to bother Egypt - it has had a 25% population growth in 8 years.
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