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04-25-2015 - 10:49
synonymouse
SMART runs out of capacity? ho ho ho
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04-24-2015 - 09:37
synonymouse
The same argument can be applied to SMART, with very little freight business and an expensive, non-productive off-trunk spur to the UP. No way the freight can pay for the maintenance. With transit
Forum: Discussion
04-23-2015 - 10:33
synonymouse
Converting an abandoned freight rail line to transit use is a well-established practice throughout the country. no-brainer.
Forum: Discussion
04-15-2015 - 13:03
synonymouse
Dump the freight entirely so we can turn it into an electrified transit line and don't have to do FRA-AAR heavy specs. Then you can deploy ramps and flyovers freight can't handle.
Forum: Discussion
04-10-2015 - 18:47
synonymouse
spot on
Forum: Discussion
04-09-2015 - 13:29
synonymouse
The Bridge District always envisioned a second deck for lucrative toll-paying cars and trucks.
Forum: Discussion
04-09-2015 - 00:16
synonymouse
The way to deal with San Rafael is to erect a viaduct parallel to 101 over the downtown streets. Screw diesel; go streetcars and get rid of the freight. To hell with Vallejo - we need light ra
Forum: Discussion
04-08-2015 - 22:56
synonymouse
The evolution of SMART will spread over decades, well outside of my time frame. It is not viable as currently built. Upsides of SMART are the ROW south of Novato was rebuilt instead of being paved
Forum: Discussion
03-29-2015 - 21:58
synonymouse
PB ignored the default route - Tejon, I-5, Altamont - the fastest and the one everyone uses. In my books that's incompetence and corruption.
Forum: Discussion
03-29-2015 - 19:06
synonymouse
The PB scheme is not an hsr starter line IMHO; just 3 regional commutes connected as an afterthought by a meandering backwoods detour. Gilroy Area Rapid Transit Fresno Area Rapid Transit Palm
Forum: Discussion
03-15-2015 - 11:13
synonymouse
LA, and Jerry Brown and his friends at the Tejon Ranch and in Palmdale, can always demand they dam Yosemite. After all what is more important and pictoresque, a few rock faces or a whole bunch more t
Forum: Discussion
03-13-2015 - 12:06
synonymouse
This is not high speed rail, but a collection of regional commute ops connected by a backwoods detour. The raison d'etre is sprawl, California's job #1.
Forum: Discussion
03-10-2015 - 23:34
synonymouse
top of the line Buick - 4 portholes on the side
Forum: Discussion
03-03-2015 - 12:35
synonymouse
I could not agree more. Meantime Tutor is mulling a change order. As if we did not expect that.
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02-25-2015 - 12:14
synonymouse
Fox News is reporting the truck is not believed to have been really stuck on the tracks. The emergency brake was on and apparently the driver had already taken off. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/
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02-24-2015 - 22:34
synonymouse
remember seeing a photo
Forum: Discussion
02-24-2015 - 22:33
synonymouse
Sorry about the error. I do remember seeing a taken from above of a lone NWP Budd RDC in a scenic canyon on the way to Eureka in a Trains magazine pictorial on the West in the late fifties. I'd say
Forum: Discussion
02-24-2015 - 19:41
synonymouse
SMART lives in another universe. It is like a museum op. I think they chose doodlebugs to be historically correct; they used to run Budd RDC's. SMART will eventually experience crossing fatal
Forum: Discussion
02-22-2015 - 21:47
synonymouse
"Geary *SHOULD* belong to the Muni, but the Muni has no plans to do anything with it" Ed Lee has plans for Geary; it is called BART. Muni cannot do anything because Lee and his friends downtown wa
Forum: Discussion
02-22-2015 - 13:10
synonymouse
2 man operation? They will blow thru their cash. They ought to be able to develop a two-section articulated bus that can handle the winds on the GG Bridge.
Forum: Discussion
02-22-2015 - 12:15
synonymouse
"...no interurban line ever paid for itself and the few that survived did so with public money." Is that SMART or is that SMART? To a tee. Now if you did not want the passenger service to be a
Forum: Discussion
02-21-2015 - 22:09
synonymouse
If you cannot afford the wire, you cannot afford a train. How ever did the McNears build the P&SR, wire and all, in 1903, with their own money? Of course, if your real purpose(think Doug Bosco)i
Forum: Discussion
02-21-2015 - 20:28
synonymouse
There aren't any old hippies around - unless you count poseurs. DMU's are for those too tight to hang wire or prissy architects who call OC visual pollution but who love highrises, true blight in t
Forum: Discussion
02-21-2015 - 20:11
synonymouse
When I was a kid, my parents and really the parents of all my friends, were damned afraid that people would call us commies for shooting off our mouths all the time. Well, we continued to spout off,
Forum: Discussion
02-21-2015 - 19:47
synonymouse
Who cares?; creosote has been around forever. The 101 corridor in Marin is as ugly as hell anyway and getting more so with every tacky development. Yuppies, trendies and nannies of Marin - if you
Forum: Discussion
02-19-2015 - 12:19
synonymouse
The first crossing fatality will see an agonizing reappraisal and speeds lowered to a typical light rail 55mph.
Forum: Discussion
02-18-2015 - 23:09
synonymouse
I patched that item over to the HSR blog site. Jerry should be able to match that easily at Palmdale-Mojave.
Forum: Discussion
02-18-2015 - 20:40
synonymouse
Those are some homely doodlebuggies. But I do like all the stuff on top - kinda retro.
Forum: Discussion
02-13-2015 - 18:59
synonymouse
All due respect, I suggest you are "misunderestimating" the infinite institutional ambition and hubris of BART. The initial scheme was via the Richmond-San Rafael but MTC knows Marin would rebel at
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