HSR agrrement blocks CalTrain from expanding
Original post made by Craig Laughton on Dec 16, 2013
What a mess!
on Dec 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm
Apparently, the state of CA, if it cannot take out more loans, can only afford to build the HSR as far as Salinas, and no farther.
on Dec 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm
considering your dismissive reference to "climate warming alarmists" (your exact words) I seriously question your credibility on this subject.
on Dec 16, 2013 at 2:25 pm
>Apparently, the state of CA, if it cannot take out more loans, can only afford to build the HSR as far as Salinas, and no farther.
HSR will not come through Salinas...it is planned to come over the Pacheco Pass by Gilroy, then up to San Jose, then up the SF Peninsula. I take your point that the state des not, at this point, have enough funds to complete the project. However, it has already signed the deal with CalTrain.
The point of my thread is that Palo Alto CC voted for this turkey, blindly, in order to decrease global warming. Now it has to face the consequences. CalTrain is a very good public transportation system, perhaps a bit dated, but still very good. The HSR agreement between HSR and CalTrain now forces CalTrain to limit its trains...when it should be allowed to expand them, in order to increase ridership and decrease CO2 emissions, as well as to decrease traffic into PA.
What a mess!