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DeRail -- Learn the Truth about California High Speed Rail

Original post made by morris brown, Menlo Park: Park Forest, on Apr 8, 2008

You can now visit the website for DeRail (a California, 501(c) public interest Corporation) at:

www.derailhsr.com

We have assembled quite a large information bank dealing with the proposed California High Speed Rail project and the upcoming $10 Billion dollar bond measure. Even more coming later.

We would appreciate your comments, which can be entered on the JOIN page.

Morris Brown
Stone Pine Lane
Menlo Park



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Posted by Angela Hey
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Apr 13, 2008 at 8:41 pm

I am tremendously excited about the prospect of high speed rail because, even though transportation planners will logically say that its more important what you do when people get on and off the rail at each end than the actual speed of the train, I have seen the change in prosperity it has brought to the north of England.

I am from Leeds, 200 miles north of London. When I was small the puffa train belched steam and coal smoke. Then came diesel. Then they electrified the lines. The fastest trains take 2 hours 6 minutes. They have improved the prosperity, shopping experience, culture and housing prices in Leeds making it and its suburbs fashionable places to live.

There are alternatives - bus, car and air. However, the train is efficient and frequent.

Given the rising cost of aviation fuel, it is prudent to have a fast transportation alternative that can use electricity. The enjoyment of taking a speeding train, even if the end points have lousy access, will boost traveler morale. The cost is huge, but the investment lasts for years, so we need to face change boldly and create a swift rail network.


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