The Dumbarton Rail Corridor project provides a once in a century opportunity to construct a vital link that would support an expanded and integrated public transportation network throughout the greater Bay Area region, including coordinated heavy rail connections linking the San Joaquin Valley, Tri-Valley, East Bay and the Mid-Peninsula markets. A high-capacity state-of-the-art heavy rail artery along the Dumbarton Rail Corridor (Corridor) is needed to realize this objective.
A few Streetsblog train tidbits to start out your weekend: Last Legal Obstructions to HSR Melt Away: Kings County has been fighting an expensive and fruitless battle against high-speed rail for many years now. But after losing ruling after ruling, they finally threw in the proverbial towel and settled with the state. From Thursday afternoon’s […]
Last week I took the train from Oakland to Bakersfield. In Bakersfield, I transferred to a bus to get to Los Angeles. Believe it or not, at eight hours, that’s the fastest Amtrak route between the two cities. While the state has spent the past sixty or seventy years building freeways, its intercity trains have […]