Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Railing about transit
A new company here in Los Angeles has a mag-lev technology which uses
natural magnets and does not require enormous electrical power. California's
rail authority recently ruled that mag-lev will *not* be considered in its
plans for the state. (01)
Follow the money... (02)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rod Welch" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 6:23 AM
Subject: [ba-ohs-talk] Eric Running for Office (03)
> Fear not, Eric would be an enlightened candidate with correct views.
> The tunnel under the Channel has a rail, so by all means "Lets rail."
> Murray Altheim wrote:
> > Rod Welch wrote:
> > [...]
> > > How about a couple of tunnels between SF and the North Bay, and one to
> > > the East Bay, like Bechtel constructed between France and England?
> > This one has me angry. They've just started building the new Bay
> > Bridge (between Oakland and San Francisco, for those not familiar
> > with the area), and the planners voted down any proposal to add
> > a center lane that would have been a train track. It seems absolute
> > stupidity to build a *new* bridge and not have a track to enable
> > mass transit. This isn't 1950. Whoever is responsible for this
> > decision should be voted out of office and *then* put in a pillory.
> > Stupidity should be painful (this was the bumper sticker on my car,
> > before I sold it to move to the UK).
> > Murray
> > ......................................................................
> > Murray Altheim <mailto:m.altheim @ open.ac.uk>
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