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Old 02-28-2015, 11:29 AM
Location: Vallejo
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Originally Posted by pvande55 View Post
I still can't understand BART building a billion dollar expansion into Silicon Valley when there is already Caltrain.
It isn't. BART has operated in Silicon Valley for decades. Where they're further expanding coverage in the Silicon Valley is in a completely different area than Caltrain will ever serve. Eventually they might connect, but as is the closest the BART expansion is slated to get is about four miles away from Caltrain. From there it diverges out. Caltrain runs up one side of the Bay, BART the other.

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Old 03-01-2015, 09:45 AM
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Originally Posted by Gnutella View Post
How exactly do you "carve up" a city with something that goes around it?

By the way, I wholeheartedly agree that there should be more investment in public transit, but letting highway infrastructure rot is not the way to do it. And while I understand that the United States let its rail infrastructure rot for several decades, I also understand that two wrongs don't make a right. We deserve both modern public transit and modern highways. The "invest in every mode of transportation except highways" contingency is just as clueless as the "invest in highways only" contingency.
Good post, I agree. We need to invest in both rail and highways. We are not living in the 1850s or the 1950s either.
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