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02-09-2016 - 23:25
synonymouse
SF-LA HSR is a ruse. The intent of PBCAHSR is to build 3 commute lines, one each for San Jose, Fresno and LA. Actually the overweening raison d'etre is the line to Palmdale;thus they are willing to
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02-08-2016 - 20:47
synonymouse
I should have clarified what I meant by elevated. I am talking at roughly the same height above grade as the parallel freeway viaducts.
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02-08-2016 - 16:19
synonymouse
The existing buildings would be largely extraneous to an elevated station.
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02-07-2016 - 23:42
synonymouse
too little; too late
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02-04-2016 - 19:41
synonymouse
Good news about the restoration of Rio Grande 168. I assume the ten wheeler became redundant when replaced by k-28's, of which most got sent to Alaska in WWII and worn out, or so the story goes. T
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02-03-2016 - 20:47
synonymouse
There are just more homeless in Kumbaya now. A-hole drivers who never seem to get caught are a bigger issue. People who accelerate thru stop signs in my Northbay neighborhood. And maybe half do no
Forum: Discussion
02-03-2016 - 20:35
synonymouse
After a grade crossing fatality you can expect SMART speeds to be reduced throughout. Should have been streetcars, aka electric light rail at 55mph grosso modo. And catch the 10 years to build a
Forum: Discussion
02-02-2016 - 10:05
synonymouse
The Bay Area was a nicer place before BART.
Forum: Discussion
01-31-2016 - 20:12
synonymouse
Passengers still do.
Forum: Discussion
01-30-2016 - 09:58
synonymouse
Electric light rail with one operator the way ahead for SMART-GGT extended initially to Marin City.
Forum: Discussion
01-29-2016 - 22:54
synonymouse
With 2 man operation this thing will blow thru its funds stash pretty fast.
Forum: Discussion
01-26-2016 - 21:11
synonymouse
Eventually transit will require 2 tracks, say at the Cal Park Hill Tunnel. Conflict with the bike enthusiasts looks inevitable and maybe they sense that already.
Forum: Discussion
01-26-2016 - 21:08
synonymouse
BART-MTC will steal someone else's lunch money.
Forum: Discussion
01-26-2016 - 21:00
synonymouse
Traditionally Novato is where the SF cops live. Mostly newer houses, the most affordable place in Marin. Around 1910 there was a ballot issue to combine Petaluma and Novato to form a new county; t
Forum: Discussion
01-26-2016 - 19:27
synonymouse
PBCAHSR turns out to be 3 commute ops connected by a backwoods detour. San Jose Area Rapid Transit Fresno Area Rapid Transit Palmdale Area Rapid Transit
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01-26-2016 - 19:25
synonymouse
Worst city in the Northbay has to be Sucka Rosa.
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01-24-2016 - 21:22
synonymouse
clem Tillier is working up a study on Altamont to follow up the one he did on Tejon.
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01-21-2016 - 21:05
synonymouse
One would have to assume the planning would anticipate a viaduct over the downtown SR cross streets roughly paralleling the freeway. And double tracks.
Forum: Discussion
01-16-2016 - 15:25
synonymouse
There is a lot of discussion hereabouts that bicyclists are demanding special treatment, pushing the envelope as it were. To me the refrigerator is a security issue most of all - something that siz
Forum: Discussion
01-16-2016 - 10:37
synonymouse
http://www.sfgate.com/weird/article/This-guy-brought-WHAT-on-BART-PHOTO-6761917.php
Forum: Discussion
01-13-2016 - 21:30
synonymouse
I should think something will happen to the Eastern 2 class ones. After all we already did have something more radical and comprehensive thereabouts, ConRail. As to the UP if I were them what I wo
Forum: Discussion
01-10-2016 - 19:57
synonymouse
Watch out, that's politically incorrect.
Forum: Discussion
01-08-2016 - 13:33
synonymouse
Never underestimate the raw political power of the BART Empire. And the Bay Area is all about the Party patronage machine, to which BART is joined at the hip. Apparently there is a movement afoot
Forum: Discussion
01-08-2016 - 12:38
synonymouse
Expect ongoing controversy surrounding SMART, all revolving around the passenger counts, unknown and hard to predict. The bike lobby might be thinking long term, say, if SMART fails and what would
Forum: Discussion
01-04-2016 - 18:01
synonymouse
I distinctly remember seeing that photo when it first appeared in a Railroad Mag issue. I was appalled. Still has that effect on me. The ugliest and stupidest and most corrupt side of America.
Forum: Discussion
12-29-2015 - 20:30
synonymouse
Traffic was just as bad in the seventies. Rich people with lots of autos. The Insiders and MTC-ABAG do not want light rail; they want Imperial broad gauge.
Forum: Discussion
12-25-2015 - 21:30
synonymouse
The extension to Larkspur will only afford a modest at best improvement to SMART patronage. But it is nice to see San Rafael forced to re-open the grade crossing they paved over. SMART is just a p
Forum: Discussion
12-24-2015 - 10:21
synonymouse
Let's put the "X" back in Xmas.
Forum: Discussion
12-14-2015 - 17:59
synonymouse
A Muni Geary subway could cross Stockton inbound on top of the Central Stubway tunnel and cross Market St. at the mezzanine level. That was the plan when 3rd & Kearny was the favored route for the T
Forum: Discussion
12-14-2015 - 10:20
synonymouse
By all indications Ed Lee and the SF establishment have already committed to broad gauge down Geary, betraying Muni and TWU 250A. BART and its unions dominate Bay Area transit and no entity is more
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