Archive for April, 2009

by Rafael Conventional wisdom has it that HSR in California equals long-distance trains from Northern to Southern California. However, just because trains can cross mountains doesn’t mean that passengers will always want to. More often than not, their origin and destination will lie in the same region, i.e. Bay Area, Central Valley or Southern California. […]

Apr 30th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Robert Cruickshank Thanks to Andy at Curbed SF for pointing me to the new design renderings for the Transbay Terminal. Here’s how he described it: [It] shows in more detail in the immediate surroundings of the 1,500-foot-long building, one of whose principal concerns is to not be the dank, enclosed transit station most of […]

Apr 29th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Robert Cruickshank DesertXpress, the company that proposes to build high speed rail from Victorville to Las Vegas, has a Draft EIS ready on their project, and are scheduling some public meetings this week to discuss it (details below). From the DesertXpress press release: Operating at speeds of up to 150 mph on exclusive tracks […]

Apr 28th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Rafael One of the objectives of the California HSR project is to provide effective connections to existing airports. This should allow airlines to offer connecting train journeys for their long-distance flights. It is also supposed to make secondary airports more attractive to air travelers, but success will depend heavily on getting the last mile […]

Apr 27th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized