http://almanacnews.com/square/print/2007/06/19/all-aboard-residents-say-plans-for-commuter-trains-through-their-backyards-are-off-track-but-proponents-insist-theyre-good-for-the-environment-and-regional-transit


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All aboard? Residents say plans for commuter trains through their backyards are off track, but proponents insist they're good for the environment and regional transit

Original post made on Jun 19, 2007

For Bay Area transit proponents, a new commuter train running across the Bay would be a dream come true.

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Posted by JAH
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Jun 19, 2007 at 11:03 am

Regarding wise use of scarce transportation dollars, the San Jose Mercury published an article today on the areas most congested commutes based on fresh data from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), a prominent regional transportation body.

This best available data tells us that only 8 of 159 "Congested Freeway Locations" suffer *less* delay than the Dumbarton auto bridge. Given these facts, can we understand if projects to address the scores of more congested commutes are in fact funded and underway? Is $595M for Dumbarton truly the wisest use of scarce transportation funds?

MTC site:
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See, in particular the Congested Freeway Locations, Morning and Evening commutes report:

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