Letter: Time to reconsider Peninsula BART systemIt is becoming increasingly clear that the ill understood high-speed rail project is the ego driven fantasy of Quentin Kopp and Rod Diridon.
Now the Peninsula is in danger of losing Caltrain, its anachronistic commuter rail link, due to the lack of a reliable source of funding. Perhaps we can take a moment to consider an alternative that would make far more sense and correct a 50-year-old mistake by linking BART from San Jose to Millbrae.
The benefits are pretty easy to define, and we don't have to inflate ridership estimates or understate costs to justify linking the Bay Area with a fast, safe, high speed regional transportation system. When compared to the cost of ramming the bullet train down the Peninsula, the BART extension will seem cheap.
Partridge Avenue, Menlo Park