Posts Tagged ‘Bay Area Council’

In today’s San Francisco Chronicle, business leaders from San Francisco and Los Angeles make the economic case for the legislature to release the voter-approved bond money to begin building high speed rail: California’s $1.9 trillion economy ranks among the 10 largest in the world. However, the state’s infrastructure is straining to keep up with increased […]

Jun 19th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week the Bay Area Council came out with a new plan for Peninsula HSR that would electrify Caltrain, bring HSR to the Transbay Terminal, and have the Metropolitan Transportation Commission oversee the process. This week the plan appears to be gathering momentum: “That’s part of what prompted us to consider getting involved,” said Adrienne […]

Jul 27th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

In what is a significant development in the debate over how to build high speed rail on the Peninsula, the Bay Area Council has written to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission calling on the MTC to take the lead in developing a “hybrid” plan to both electrify Caltrain and bring high speed rail to the Transbay […]

Jul 20th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Jim Wunderman of the Bay Area Council and Carl Guardino of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group have a great op-ed today defending the strategy behind starting the HSR project in the Central Valley. They both express disappointment that the project isn’t starting in the Bay Area: We would have liked to see the first phase […]

Dec 18th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized