Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Oakland Tribune Blasts High Speed Rail

Some of you might have heard a Superior Court judge made a ruling earlier this week that really put a damper on California's proposed High Speed Rail boondoggle. I was surprised to see the Oakland Tribune's scathing editorial supporting that ruling and blasting the HSR plan.

I don't read the Tribune often, but I would think that, being where they are geographically, they'd be all about high speed rail.


At 7:59 AM, Anonymous Charlie Bean said...

Maybe it is because of its location Oakland did not give it good reviews? I believe the base for the High Speed train was located across the ay in SF, not in Oakland. The High Speed rail would not bring anything to Oakland, you think?

At 8:00 AM, Anonymous Charlie Bean said...

Even the other links kind of go around Oakland

At 8:19 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I had read that some other elements of the Bay Area crowd opposed it for one reason or another. Not so much the idea, but the way it was planned in their neighborhood. I thought the Tribune editorial seemed to go beyond just disagreement with local implementation. They sound as if they want it shut down, as do I.

At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today's Matier and Ross column in the S.F. Chronicle reports on this story and the terminus for the train would be the Transbay Terminal at 1st and Mission streets which is being reconstructed primarily for this project. I believe the route of the train would be over Pacheco Pass (Hi 152) and then north from Gilroy to S.F. (But California already has a bullet train--it is Amtrak through Los Angeles.)


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