Category Archives: high-speed-rail

Open letter to Mountain View City Council about the HSR train station

I urge these issues to be addressed about the HSR station: PARKING Because parking: is negative-revenue land usage ( costs to build/maintain/ generates no revenues or taxes ) is NOT required for high-ridership. Palo Alto and Mountain View both have … Continue reading

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Britian cancels runways because of global warming concerns

Its time to give up “binge flying” says the Conservative government: “The emissions were a significant factor” in the decision to cancel the runway-building plans, Teresa Villiers, Britain’s minister of state for transport, said in an interview. “The 220,000 or … Continue reading

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Stations do NOT affect train speed

Bullshit from an email thread and repeated constantly by the California High-Speed Rail Authority: “Other potential benefits are also intriguing: a probable economic windfall for several cities along the route . . .” and “There will be as many as … Continue reading

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The death of Taiwan airlines

Once again, trains are not obsolete, merely neglected: To many in western Taiwan, the commencement of the Taiwan High Speed Rail last January ushered in a new era of fast and convenient travel between the north and south of the … Continue reading

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California High-Speed Rail go direct to SFO

Clem is talking about how hard Millbrae is thanks to Quentin Kopp’s mucked up “leadership” when the original BART-to-SFO disaster was “designed” and built. Now with California High-Speed Rail a real possibility, CHSRA should just do what should have been … Continue reading

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High-Speed Rail and the “Reason” Foundation.

Here is what the “Reason” Foundation says about High Speed Rail: If you don’t want to read the whole thing: a Highway project in Massachusetts ended up cost more money than planned for — as we all know highway projects … Continue reading

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Trains beat planes — everywhere.

Top-speed: 574.8 kmh (357.16 mph) for the train (V150) in the video. Amtrak sucks and the U.S. has no idea what trains could do. Some perspective: New York to Los Angeles: 2792 miles. View Larger Map Time for the V150 … Continue reading

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