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07-30-2015 - 22:19
synonymouse
Nobody is suggesting the PE should have remained unchanged. The only difference between then and say when the Long Beach line was ressucitated is public agencies and public monies. That could have e
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07-29-2015 - 22:43
synonymouse
Pretty damn stupid. The name most associated with the villainy was that of Jesse Haugh.
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07-20-2015 - 15:38
synonymouse
It is reported that Muni idles its diesel buses for hours every morning. Why does not Jerry Brown get on them to hang some trolley bus wire? Oh yeah that might undercut BART's schemes for Geary.
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07-20-2015 - 15:28
synonymouse
transport - schmansport There's cross pollination. Besides LACMTA is a major rail operator. What's the intrinsic difference between a SMART doodlebuggy and a FRA boilerplated bus on rails?
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07-20-2015 - 13:40
synonymouse
LACMTA reportedly has some electric buses manufactured in Lancaster on the property. Anybody ride one yet?
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07-08-2015 - 09:55
synonymouse
You're right but it is a political call. I support subsidizing public transit up to a reasonable point but not particularly freight. Bankrolling NWP is not fair to the truckers. The Northbay is g
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07-07-2015 - 18:59
synonymouse
I suspect the basal motivation was to retain the tunnel for the future and that the $60mil was the only way to do that. Does seem high. SMART needs to be converted to electric light rail and perha
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07-05-2015 - 11:38
synonymouse
I made a similar argument about electric remote controlled cars on the high speed rail blog site a while back to howls of derision. Basically the aging Jerry Brown is oblivious that his calls for gen
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06-25-2015 - 23:21
synonymouse
Your expertise is appreciated. Keep it coming.
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06-25-2015 - 22:55
synonymouse
Partisans of 3rd rail light rail would usually cite the Docklands RR in London or HART. Versatility is the hallmark of light rail IMHO. While a segregated ROW is always desirable real light rail c
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06-25-2015 - 20:44
synonymouse
On the contrary what is necessary is to get rid of the bike stuff and the freight and convert SMART into a double track OC standard gauge light rail line. Ergo modern articulated streetcars. I am lo
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06-23-2015 - 20:32
synonymouse
Of course BART-MTC want Caltrain with no W.C.'s to avoid a negative comparison with ghetto BART, MTC's pet. Apparently, once again, BART is under pressure to re-open lavatories and to ditch Becht
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06-23-2015 - 11:17
synonymouse
At least SMART doodlebugs have W.C.'s, unlike apparently the new Caltrain emu's.
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06-12-2015 - 19:56
synonymouse
My primary interest in the Vegas connection is to get the casino moguls to pay for the subsidy and to kill off the backwoods Tehachapi route. I still favor Tejon, I-5, Pacheco but Jerry is obdurate
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06-12-2015 - 11:40
synonymouse
I am more and more thinking CAHSR is evolving into CalNeva HSR with the drift to the east and that 20 mile base tunnel south of Palmdale. Fuggedabout Mojave and try to get the casino moguls on boar
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06-10-2015 - 09:58
synonymouse
AFAIK no one has ever proposed 200mph at either the Tehachapi nor Tejon mountain crossing due to the need for assured stopping distance. PB is responsible for this fiasco as they have repeatedly co
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06-08-2015 - 18:27
synonymouse
I suggest the same people and the same mindset who insist on the 99 route insist on downtown stations. If you think of CAHSR as three BART's, three regional commute ops, connected by the hokiest
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06-07-2015 - 23:23
synonymouse
But you still have that 20 mile tunnel Antonovich wants thru the Angeles National Forest to get from Palmdale to Burbank. Why not simply buy the piece of the Ranch you need at the TMV golf course f
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06-07-2015 - 19:09
synonymouse
http://www.cahsrblog.com/2013/06/the-truth-about-tejon/
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06-07-2015 - 10:46
synonymouse
The Tejon Ranch has systematically opposed any HSR alignment adjacent to I-5 at the Tejon-Grapevine and particularly the best alignment which approximately impinges a little on the Tejon Mountain Vill
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06-06-2015 - 19:22
synonymouse
Freeways are a blight and elevated freeways the worst. The experience with the Embarcadero Freeway highlights this reality and its removal has spread to the Central Freeway, possibly a chunk of I-280
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06-04-2015 - 11:11
synonymouse
PB is Parsons Brinkerhoff et al. Lead is appropriate.
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05-30-2015 - 12:27
synonymouse
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-opposition-20150530-story.html With money saved by going Tejon these burgs could enjoy mitigating civil works. PB allowed the Tejon Ranch Co.
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05-27-2015 - 11:03
synonymouse
Yeah, Buffett is a real hero for our times: opposing solar in Nevada because it could cut into his companie's profits. Corporate lobbies torquing decisions - definitely reminiscent of the Tejon Ranc
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05-26-2015 - 20:21
synonymouse
Maybe he could make the CSRM a "charity". Buying his way into heaven and buying a bunch of goodwill for his companies. Sorry, tycoons don't do anything for me. Certainly not role models.
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05-26-2015 - 18:23
synonymouse
Buffett's corp owns BNSF and some boosters claim he likes HSR, unlike purportedly the UP. I see him as a greedhead eco-phony.
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05-26-2015 - 12:16
synonymouse
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102704602
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05-21-2015 - 21:05
synonymouse
Nice!
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