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Swiss put their HSR in BIG tunnels

Original post made by why can't we, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 15, 2010

To all those out-of-town commentators going on and on about how we need HSR to bring us into the 21st century, that we need it to keep up with other countries, but that we can't somehow put a tunnel through the most sensitive and densely settled areas of the Peninsula, here's what the Swiss are doing:
Web Link

I think if we want to keep up with other countries, universal healthcare should come before HSR.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2010 at 8:08 am

This is marvelous and just shows that we are behind the rest of the world.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2010 at 8:50 am

California is not Switzerland, we don't have anywhere near the talent and expertise that the Swiss have. According to your web link it took 20 years. Do we really want the Peninsula torn up for 20 years?

This new Gotthard tunnel will carry mainly freight from Germany to Italy, our HSR is only carrying passengers. Freight is where the money is.


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