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03-22-2017 - 10:46
synonymouse
What a disappointment is Jerry Brown. Nevada interests control him as much as the Tejon Ranch Co. Instead of outright legalizing gambling in California(generating a lot of money) he would rather bui
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03-11-2017 - 11:34
synonymouse
The big question is whether the Donald has any grasp on railroad issues in California; I mean our own airhead politicians don't have a clue. Gavin might have some inkling, but limited. Will Donald
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03-06-2017 - 23:51
synonymouse
Used to be the Key. If BART were to melt down AC would stand in as the last resort. I guess the East Bay is too poor to get some semblance of the Key back.
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03-06-2017 - 17:51
synonymouse
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Costly-Transbay-Transit-Center-in-busload-of-10978749.php A $6bil half a Bay Bridge and no reserved bus lanes? I guess Jerry & Willie & Steve
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03-06-2017 - 16:49
synonymouse
I must live a sheltered life - I never heard "Sillycon" before,great line. But do Hiper Fruit Loops come in aluminum cans like BART? SVLG(and Quentin Kopp)embrace BART and all its works and all it
Forum: Discussion
03-06-2017 - 11:11
synonymouse
BART-MTC would be happy to kill Caltrain completely.
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03-03-2017 - 19:54
synonymouse
The proliferation of stations up and down the line make this more like a streetcar line as we stumble forward. Between grade crossings and more station stops overall speeds will be lower to the poi
Forum: Discussion
03-03-2017 - 19:45
synonymouse
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-train-cost-increases-20170302-story.html
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03-01-2017 - 21:53
synonymouse
Hillary delaying a Party sanctioned project in California utterly unthinkable.
Forum: Discussion
03-01-2017 - 20:00
synonymouse
For all intents and purposes PB(under whatever rename)equates to CAHSR just as Bechtel was BART.
Forum: Discussion
03-01-2017 - 11:54
synonymouse
Caltrain electrification and the TBT tunnel continue to exist in planning because of PBCAHSR. The HSR project was invited into the Peninsula to provide the funding to to carry out the Caltrain improv
Forum: Discussion
03-01-2017 - 10:26
synonymouse
Denying access to the Angeles National Forest for test drilling would send a wake-up to PBCAHSR.
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02-27-2017 - 11:35
synonymouse
CHSRA should have fired PB instead of Roelof Van Ark, who had the temerity of crossing the Tejon Ranch Co. and Palmdale. But Jerry Brown insists the Maginot Line must be built! I wonder if Trump h
Forum: Discussion
02-23-2017 - 12:20
synonymouse
Lucky they did for Jerry Brown's Legacy. Otherwise BART would be long sitting on the ROW currently about to be "blended". PBCAHSR would have to go to Oakland instead. Could still happen - BART Va
Forum: Discussion
02-23-2017 - 10:11
synonymouse
Something once again about never working in this town again. The media were intimidated into sucking up, even the ones who weren't oblivious to transport issues anyway. Look - it has taken 40 year
Forum: Discussion
02-22-2017 - 15:32
synonymouse
This was on one of the first few days of BART rides open to the public. Weekdays day off and I took AC over from the City. BART on open track rides the same at 100 as at 80. But feels good. From t
Forum: Discussion
02-22-2017 - 13:19
synonymouse
uh, Brunel's 7' gauge.
Forum: Discussion
02-22-2017 - 13:18
synonymouse
BART-Bechtel was profoundly ashamed of building a railroad; that's why they came up with the farcical notion of "supported duorail". And of course electric railways beat out monorails in the real wor
Forum: Discussion
02-22-2017 - 09:56
synonymouse
For those who buy into the standard gauge cars will get blown over in a strong wind BART broad gauge cover story, why not a blinking monorail instead of Bechtel's mind-boggling "supported duorail". P
Forum: Discussion
02-21-2017 - 20:15
synonymouse
Interesting, but I'd have to suggest Freudian projection on SP's part. But even today with the enormous power of the Jerry Brown-Nancy Pelosi patronage machine(2/3 lock in the Legislature)they woul
Forum: Discussion
02-21-2017 - 19:08
synonymouse
Not as nearly so fixated as the SP was in making sure no one would encroach on its property. You see the same thing today with the Tejon Ranch.
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02-21-2017 - 18:21
synonymouse
It was on tv at Riordans, the bar across the street from Rincon Annex. I was on lunch on the swing shift, aka tour three.
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02-21-2017 - 12:07
synonymouse
2-man operation will be the first thing to go.
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02-21-2017 - 11:56
synonymouse
At the time - midsixties - better and smarter minds were scratching their heads over BART broad gauge and advising BART-Bechtel not to do it. A hundred plus years of hard-fought railroad experiences
Forum: Discussion
02-21-2017 - 10:32
synonymouse
A much better piece than most but includes BART mouthpieces yet no BART critics. The role of gross stupidity and corruption is totally overlooked. The SP and Bechtel engineered broad gauge to make i
Forum: Discussion
02-20-2017 - 21:22
synonymouse
The low train volume will end up seeing it abandoned once the losses are racked up.
Forum: Discussion
02-20-2017 - 13:31
synonymouse
What planning? The handful of insiders who put together this plan were never interested in any concerns but their own. Any call for electric light rail or grade separations were quickly chucked to
Forum: Discussion
02-19-2017 - 21:16
synonymouse
You can do little when you are hobbled by heavy freight FRA-AAR rules. No ramps or flyovers. The traffic situation in the Northbay has worsened markedly just in the past several years. So San Raf
Forum: Discussion
02-18-2017 - 21:02
synonymouse
Everything is up in the air until SMART revenue(?) ops begin. Subsequently we'll find out if there exists a disgruntled deep pockets out there ready to take on Bosco and finance a revote on the sales
Forum: Discussion
02-17-2017 - 17:57
synonymouse
Payback to Jerry Brown for quashing every attempt to audit this thing. And the crooked but typical strategy of rushing to bid before the funding is approved. BART will be happy as the last thing
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