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  • Blast from the past… one of my ideas on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    If VTA actually considered, then we might have a rail connection for quite sometime now rather than still waiting for BART and VTA to settle their issues. I used to have a separate web site for these ideas, but the advent of social media platforms and content management systems, along with changes with my hosting […]

  • End of an era in Seattle on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    Today is the last day where buses would operate in the Downtown Transit Tunnel in Seattle. Starting tomorrow the tunnel would be rail only with Sound Transit Link service to SeaTac and UW, but will eventually expand as multiple extension projects complete to Northgate/Lynnwood, Bellevue/Redmond, and Federal Way. I had a chance to visit that […]

  • Comments on VTA’s Draft 2019 New Transit Service Plan on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    I am troubled with the plan to reduce VTA’s transit operating budget. For a long time now VTA has not been playing in a relevant role in reducing traffic or provide a transportation alternative in a region that is suffering from housing shortage and increasing traffic congestion. For many years, Silicon Valley business and political […]

  • California High Speed Rail – where to go from here on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    Governor Gavin Newsom made a significant announcement on High Speed Rail during his State of the State address: Some say that he’s stopping high speed rail, but clearly he doesn’t intend to stop whatever’s being built on the ground. Is he somehow against high speed rail altogether? I don’t think so. Some people think that […]

  • Just tunnels baby, just tunnels on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    Elon Musk’s unveiling of a tunnel is causing quite a stir in the transit advocacy community. Musk promised a high speed network of cars moving in a tunnel but only demonstrated a normal car moving on a rough surface inside a tunnel at a much lower speed. While we can fairly question the wisdom of […]