My challenge to the Forum readers is to propose the best way to utilize up to $5 Billion dollars to connect an HSR terminus in San Jose to the HSR terminus in San Francisco. Entrants are not limited to any particular mode of transportation or routing. Criteria for awarding the Z Prize include efficiency of operation, cost of construction, impact on the communities through which your routing goes, and aesthetics of the completed project.
My award to the winner will be dinner for two at the Peninsula restaurant of your choice. Other interested individuals are invited to join me in expanding the award criteria, selecting the winner and adding to the winner's prize.
OK Peninsula innovators - let's think outside the box.