Posts Tagged ‘airlines’

When I saw the headline “Doing the math on California bullet train fares” for a brief moment I thought this might be an interesting and informative story about what riders might expect a fare to be in the late 2020s when the system opens from LA to SF. Then I saw that Ralph Vartabedian was […]

May 10th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Since at least 2008, one of the most common criticisms of California high speed rail has been the claim that HSR is simply unnecessary because of Southwest Airlines. Southwest offers frequent flights at dirt cheap fares, so why would anyone spend more money to take a slower train? This argument has always been rooted in […]

Nov 26th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the main reasons to build high speed rail in California is to lure passengers away from airlines, which spew huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere, and put them onto bullet trains powered by renewable electricity. All over the world we’ve seen how riders will make the shift from planes to trains once […]

Apr 1st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

In what is seen as something of a blow to Mineta San José airport, Virgin America announced last week it would be leaving SJC even though they had just launched flights to LAX less than a year ago: “Despite our steadily improving performance at SJC, demand in the market hasn’t met expectations and we’ve made […]

Mar 16th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized