Today’s Headlines

  • BART Labor Talks Continue As Another Deadline Draws Closer (SF Gate, ABC7)
  • Tom Radulovich:  It’s Time to "Put the Region’s Rail Network on a Sustainable Course"
  • NY Senator Schumer Introduces Bill to Ban Transit Operators from Texting (Newsday)
  • CHSRB: "The Multi-Pronged Attack Against" California High Speed Rail
  • Caltrans Considers Safety Improvements for Bicyclists, Peds on Highway 1 in Tam Valley (Coco Times)
  • Palo City Council to Consider Setting Widths for Private Streets (Merc)
  • Cap’n Transit: Let’s Shrink Sprawlsville, Not Walkable Urban Areas (via Streetsblog.net)
  • Some GG Bridge Directors "Fuming" Over Doyle Drive Construction Project (Marin IJ)
  • Stim Money Being Weakened by Cuts in State Spending (Sac Bee)
  • SF Examiner Recounts Pedestrian Deaths in the City and Improvement Projects Being Eyed
  • Pedestrian Killed by a Bus in Downtown Seattle (Seattle PI)
  • This Is Who We Trust With Driver’s Licenses in America (AMNY)
  • bikerider

    I don’t understand why Streetsblog continues to promote the CHSRA blog.

    Note that in Robert’s latest posting, he accuses Bay Rail Alliance, PCL, and other long-established Transit advocates of LYING. This is hardly the only instance he has used this type of divisive language.

    The web is a big place, and if Robert wants to oppose consensus of every single environmental and transit organization in the Bay Area, that’s his right. However, the “you’re either with me or against me” attitude is counterproductive, and Streetsblog has better things to do than to promote positions contrary to every other Bay Area environmental group. There are better HSR blogs out there — I recommend the caltrain-hsr blog which sticks to the technical issues.

  • Spokker

    Yes, because God forbid someone have a different opinion than yours.

    California High Speed Rail is a state project, not a Bay Area project, and the rest of California doesn’t necessarily care what Bay Area rail orginizations have to say.

  • Spokker

    Why doesn’t Transdef just sue Robert, then? That’s what they usually do when they don’t get their way.

  • Spokker

    http://www.hsr-letsdoitright.com/index.html

    This site is laughable.

    “Building a high speed train from San Francisco to Los Angeles through the Pacheco Pass would also destroy several communities along the Peninsula including Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Mountain View by:”

    Okay, so let me get this straight. It’s NOT okay to ruin the communities of Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Mountain View, but it’s okay to ruin the communities north of them?

    Or maybe it just says something about what these pricks think of the more northernly portion of the Peninsula.

    Let’s do it right? It sounds like some of the rank and file behind this site think that doing it right is it going through someone else’s neighborhood.

    “REMEMBER: THE CITY YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN!”

    And there lies the fatal flaw in their reasoning. If this thing is so awful that cities must be saved from it, why would ANYONE along the Altamont corridor want it in their backyard? Wouldn’t it be in their best interest to start their own anti-HSR site?

    That’s why this campaign is not about doing it right, but killing the project outright. It’s so transparent. TRANSDEF wants high speed rail, so why are they aligning themselves with an organization that is saying that it will destroy communities? How does this help them get it through Altamont? The Altamont resident is thinking… holy shit, I don’t want this thing coming over here!

  • SfResident

    “Building a high speed train from San Francisco to Los Angeles through the Pacheco Pass would also destroy several communities along the Peninsula including Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Mountain View by:”

    Having lived in that area for the better part of a decade, I see this possibility as one of the best features of the Pacheco Pass alignment.

    I kid, I kid… sort of…

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