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November 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Marin Trolley?

So I don't know if you guys have heard,

but Marin residents, and a few local politicians, are pushing to get a study done for the start of a new light rail/trolly network that would once again connect all of Marin together. The line will first run down busy congested areas of Larkspur, San Rafael  ect, and will use streetcars made to look and feel like those of the 20's and 30's, but will run on high-charge lithium batteries instead of overhead wires. Now they say it will improve apon…

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Added by Chad Gustafson on November 30, 2012 at 6:35pm — 7 Comments

Bay [T]rail from Samoa to Arcata to Eureka unanimously approved by NCRA

Looks like we might have trains again in the North Coast!!!



'. The board had just voted unanimously to receive a report from three of its directors, the ad hoc Humboldt Bay Rail Corridor Committee, and directed staff to bring back a resolution supporting “a broad-based Humboldt County community coalition to advocate for public and private funds with which to restore the Humboldt Bay Rail Corridor, including the provision of trail development therein.” The NCRA directors were so… Continue

Added by Sean Mitchell on November 23, 2012 at 9:32am — 4 Comments

Building a Frequent SMART Line

The currently planned SMART line, while a much-needed addition to our region’s transportation mix, is inadequate as a car replacement. The trains will run every 30 minutes during rush hour, once in the middle of the day, and not at all at night. This is well below the generally accepted 15-minute minimum for show-up-and-go service that you would get on BART. To bring SMART up to that level of service will require an investment, but not as dire an investment as…

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Added by David Edmondson on November 18, 2012 at 12:47pm — 5 Comments

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