Caltrain subscribes to California Operation Lifesaver, which promotes rail safety. Showing three men virtually on the Caltrain tracks is contrary to those values and only encourages trespassers to occupy the area where trains operate at up to 70 miles per hour. There have been examples nationwide of teenagers and young adults walking in the track gauge with iPods or similar devices that could make it impossible for them to hear an approaching train.
I began my railroad career in 1942 while a student at Berkeley and am currently a member of the Caltrain and Samtrans boards of directors. In addition, I am a proponent of high-speed rail. Our country is way behind the rest of the world. Just look at China and their massive high-speed rail projects and the fact that Japan started in the 1960s and France in the 1970s. We are a third world nation in the high-speed rail category.
Arthur L. Lloyd
Arapahoe Court, Portola Valley