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Opinion - March 9, 2012

Let's revisit regional rail transit

by Robert Allen

It's been five-and-a-half decades since the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit Commission (RTC) issued its monumental 1957 report to the state Legislature calling for a phased construction and operation of unified mass rapid transit under one management, on its own right of way, and without grade crossings around the Bay.

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--Robert S. Allen was on the BART board of directors from 1974-88, representing District 5. Retired from the Southern Pacific, Western Division, he is a life member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association and has been active in rail transit, high speed rail, and the economics of railway location and operation committees and commissions. He lives in Livermore.