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Report: High-speed rail to launch in Silicon Valley

Original post made on Feb 22, 2016

California's high-speed rail system would make its debut in the Bay Area, with bullet trains whisking passengers between San Francisco and Bakersfield by as early as 2025, under a business plan that the California High Speed Rail Authority released Thursday.

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Comments (5)

Posted by JC
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:45 am

And the fairytale continues. This thing is a money burning fantasy! With the unending litigation and unrealistic $$$ lets hope the next governor will kill this thing once and for all!

Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Feb 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

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Between San Francisco and Bakersfield?! I can't wait to go to Bakersfield!

Note: for those not tuned in to sarcasm, the above sentence was sarcasm.

Posted by Pleasantonian
a resident of Mission Park
on Feb 23, 2016 at 11:33 am

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Gavin Newsome has vowed to put an end to the bullet train if elected governor. His stance will likely get him some votes.

Posted by rrr
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 23, 2016 at 11:44 am

I just wonder how many cars we will be taking off the road and how much we are counteracting climate change by having a bullet train between Bakersfield and San Francisco. I would guess that the impact to the environment is worse for the train than the cars, without even dealing with the environmental impacts of building the system.

Posted by Michael L.
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Feb 24, 2016 at 10:20 am

Could we just get BART extended to San Jose so that I can get to work?

I can not imagine ever needing to get to Bakersfield or even L.A by train.

I did recently ride the Inter City Express from Frankfurt to Berlin and back. That was a nice experience. The train runs every hour and is full.

Unfortunately we don't have that kind of demand for train travel here or the supporting infrastructure once you get to your destination.

How about our government tries to spend our money on something that will benefit us?

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