Skip to comments.My Google Map of California's "High Speed" Train Route
Posted on 07/14/2012 11:31:54 PM PDT by AJFavish
While there is an arguement to be made it may be a necessity around the Los Angeles area, I can’t help but notice how it doesn’t cut through Hollywood.
Very few sane people would go from San Jose to LA via Modesto, Fresno and Santa Barbara. Doesn’t that double the distance and hurt Gaia?
And all that SF Bay area stuff will be by bus because they cannot accommodate high speed anything
It’s too inexpensive. Maybe connect Santa Rosa to Eugene Oregon...make dotted line from OR/CA border north.
It’s going via Santa Barbara instead of Palmdale now?
Pretty sure this does not go to San Diego.
Clever. Knew I should probably not be posting after a bottle of wine ~.~
HIgh-speed rail from the Bay Area to Truckee and then Reno would be a dream for skiers and the Reno gambling establishment. And they have the money to pay for it.
I look forward to enterprising businessmen - and I may be one of them - coming along to salvage this fustercluck from the unions and re-orient it to the aforementioned far more useful purpose.
Proposed map is at the link.
Will this train stop at Babara Streisands house?
[Very few sane people would go from San Jose to LA via Modesto, Fresno and Santa Barbara.]
The immediate purpose is not transportation but inflating the value of acreage that the state will purchase for right of way. It would be interesting to know who owns land or owns options in the proposed corridor.
Sane people are a diminishing constituency in Klownifornia
Where is Willie Green’s house?
Not too many LA-bound travelers from Santa Ana would be going through San Bernardino.
Uh, sorry to ask an uncomfortable question, but what do these libs expect will POWER the trains? Wind turbines? Solar? Biodiesel? Groan.
How close does it get to Disneyland?
Could be a real boon for many not wanting to drive or doing the TSA grope.
But then again getting ON the train will be probably a security hassle. Also I bet luggage will be frowned upon, commuters only perhaps?
Only the wealthy liberal elites traveling from the city to their rural castles?
I know Modesto very good, was a decent place in some respects back around 1990, I say semi-decent because even then getting a job was a hassle. What Modesto has evolved into and I would guess is to have a large amount of medical facilities, many Modestoans commute to the Bay Area, housing is somewhat cheaper in Modesto but its also heavily infiltrated by south of the border immigrants.
Personally I would never ever go back there, I had to fly there last year when my mother passed away, it has seriously degraded in 20 years from when I lived there briefly.
Southwest Airlines goes from Sacramento to San Diego in a straight line, at 500 mph, at least 3 times a day.
Why would I want or need a train?
Californians need to put a stop to this.
Higgins wrote a novel (”The Speaker”, possibly) about a group in Mass. who wanted some State money to make a small extension to their hospital. They went to see the Speaker, who told them it would never get through the House. They pointed out that it wasn’t much money, to which he replied “That’s the problem”. He told them they needed to make it a much bigger project, so that the concrete guys, construction companies, and truckers would all get interested, and lobby for it. They did make it a big deal, and it was funded with big money.
I read the other day where Sen. Dianne Feinstein's husband is involved in this.
Foundation of the Boxer and Feinstein Family Fortunes (together over $500 Million!) They buy land cheaply, often at Sheriff's Auctions of seized property. Amazingly, they then sell that land back to the state at 20-50 times what they paid for it as parkland, nature preserve, or you guessed it .... rights of way.
Pelosi is in on it, too. Her husband was about to become owner of the Presidio. The former base is the most valuable teal estate in the hemisphere! He's gotten away wuth plenty of other parcels, though.
Why is it that the American voter is too stupid to ask what the HUSBANDS of Senate and House Bimbos, and other elected officials spouse's do for a living? Start with Collins and Snow ... although pikers when compared to Boxer and Feinstein, they've done pretty damn well. $30 -40 Million goes a long way in Maine!
Great!! What’s this more California hard earned tax payer money going to waste? Hard to believe!lol