First tracks for SMART being laid

First tracks for SMART being laid

There are 25 comments on the Santa Rosa Press Democrat story from Jul 20, 2010, titled First tracks for SMART being laid. In it, Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that:

Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 4:03 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 4:03 a.m. The first tracks of a railroad line that someday will carry commuters in Sonoma and Marin counties are being laid near San Rafael.

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“"In dog years, I'm dead."”

Since: Feb 08

Novato

#21 Jul 23, 2010
FreeDog wrote:
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Woof, CN, The pay scale in SF is based on the cost to live in SF. You have chosen to take advantage of a lower cost of living area, and yet you are taking a job away from a SF resident. One might interpret it that way.
I don't quite follow that. I live and work in Novato. the pay scale here doesn't support the cost of living, it's not even close.
My wife has to commute to SF to allow us to continue living in Marin.

“"In dog years, I'm dead."”

Since: Feb 08

Novato

#22 Jul 23, 2010
FreeDog wrote:
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Woof, CN, you referred to commuters using SMART to commute for "high paying jobs" in SF. I disagreed, because high paid people don't tend to take mass transit. It tends to be used by people employed in more "common" employment. I do not share your belief that a selective subsidized transportation system is a right. I do believe that a national highway system benefits ALL citizens.
higher paying than Marin not really high. The industry I'm in tried to change that but if you read about IMDB closing in Novato you can see the result of that. Big studios won't pay them rates for us to work in a community like Marin. Hopefully your experience is different.

“"In dog years, I'm dead."”

Since: Feb 08

Novato

#23 Jul 23, 2010
FreeDog wrote:
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I do not share your belief that a selective subsidized transportation system is a right. I do believe that a national highway system benefits ALL citizens.
It also subsidizes one industry while expecting another to compete with public money. We heavily subsidize trucks , boats and planes and wonder why rail struggles. All rail subsidies combined are less than %1 of total transportation subsidies. The government should not pick one over the other but they do. they also tax railroads per foot of track. heavier than all other industries. It started with Ike. he hated railroads even though his wife's family money came from them . since then federal and state governments have tried to kill railroads on and off.
SMART would be easy to fund if Trucks were taxed by the damage they do to the highways.

“"In dog years, I'm dead."”

Since: Feb 08

Novato

#24 Jul 23, 2010
FreeDog wrote:
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We will just have to agree to disagree on SMART.

“Freedom Demands Responsibility”

Since: Aug 09

21st Century

#25 Jul 23, 2010
Cal native wrote:
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We will just have to agree to disagree on SMART.
Woof, CN,

Disagree we do.
I agree with you.
Dogs with different spots,
Can still live in the same pack.

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