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Making a lot of money with a tourist train?  (Jan 15, 2011 | post #4)

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prop 8 is pure h8

You keep making the mistake that marriage is a right. It has never been a right.  (Jan 14, 2011 | post #98)

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My Word: Rail sounds cool, but could be a financial disaster

Problem is there has been no talk about the rest. As to the speed limit. I can't tell if that is a strict speed limit or related to a classification of track. NCRA is only upgrading the track to a max of class 3. Class three is 40mph freight or 60 for passenger. I read that article, but not the comments yet. My main question, is why now? Why in this manner?  (Dec 17, 2010 | post #84)

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My Word: Rail sounds cool, but could be a financial disaster

A bit of false hood here. NCRA does not need to rebuilt for faster speeds. SMART is the one that wants the faster speeds and they will need to pay the money. In order to run freight from Windsor south to the interchange, NCRA only has to have the tracks inspected by FRA and an operating agreement signed with SMART. Not sure about the rest.  (Dec 17, 2010 | post #81)

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My Word: Rail sounds cool, but could be a financial disaster

My apologies. It would be nicer to have the full length as presented, but a downturn in economy, put the brakes on doing it as one phase.  (Dec 16, 2010 | post #72)

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My Word: Rail sounds cool, but could be a financial disaster

http://www.pressde mocrat.com/article /20101215/articles /101219671 Looks like downtown San Rafael, and the trains are to be bought. Not sure what you mean about Petaluma. It isn't mentioned in the article you cited, nor will it be without service in any of the proposals. How come you fail to mention, that Mike Arnold the author has never wanted the train.  (Dec 15, 2010 | post #69)

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My Word: Rail sounds cool, but could be a financial disaster

Special districts are done all the time. It was done for BART. Opinion is not fact. It is highly likely that it will be built. I haven't seen one voter approved rail project that wasn't.  (Dec 14, 2010 | post #55)

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My Word: Rail sounds cool, but could be a financial disaster

Actually in Marin there is still railroad tracks, plus Marin and Sonoma county voters approved the SMART commuter train.  (Dec 14, 2010 | post #52)

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My Word: Rail sounds cool, but could be a financial disaster

http://www.timberh eritage.org/  (Dec 14, 2010 | post #37)

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My Word: Rail sounds cool, but could be a financial disaster

Cpetersen wrote: "They will come locally from people like me. And no, they are not all shot. It's 2 iron rails, some wood, on a bed or rock. It's already there, and really not that hard to fix, it's people's negative attitudes like yours that get in the way. I'm a rail fan as much as they come so yes I am biased. But on one hand here are people that bring economic solutions to the table, and there are the typical arm-chair quarterbacks that want what?...." Dillenger wrote "I and many are not negative we are realistic concerning cost over possible usage and how many yrs would it take to fix/replace/constr uct the rail. People like you will pay for it is OK by me just don't use my tax money and we know that will not happen any more than you and yours will pay for it. Unless you're a secret billionaire." Cpterson is right. I've walked the rails, and I can tell you we can run the speeder crew car from Arcata to Eureka safely, once we clear a minor part of brush. That is ZERO cost to tax payers and hauling passengers. Can you beat that? Now to run a full sized tourist train will cost some money. The rails will not have to be replaced. You will have to replace some, but not all of the ties. Ties are the typically wooden things holding the rails in gauge.  (Dec 14, 2010 | post #36)

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One for the road: Caltrans working on last permit for Ric...

Like I said, check caltrans website. Keep in mind, RG is longer than confusion hill project. The documents are there, if you care to look.  (Dec 1, 2010 | post #90)

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One for the road: Caltrans working on last permit for Ric...

Yawn, no changes in my positions. I have both short term, and long term goals. Nice spin though.  (Dec 1, 2010 | post #85)

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One for the road: Caltrans working on last permit for Ric...

The lack of this project going forward, will not, in anyway prevent any big box from going forward. However it is our small, home grown businesses that are forced to deal with the increaded shipping costs, because this project hasn't gone forward. This project has been planned in some form since the 1950's.  (Dec 1, 2010 | post #82)

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One for the road: Caltrans working on last permit for Ric...

Harry, what your asking is for me to rehash everything I've said over, and over again, that is extremely tiring. current RG project about 7 million alternatives to RG is 75 to 600 million, with your bypass being 450-600 million as you propose, in 2001 dollars. Caltrans has a nice website with the project on it. Let me give you more perspective. Confusion hill about 69 million alton interchange about 15 million proposed novato narrows 101 widening project at least 800 million. Now, what is the problem with 7 million? Add to that widening of 101 from Windsor to about Petaluma, with hundreds of Redwood trees cut down, and not a peep out of our environmental groups. I forget the cost of that. Oh, yes, there was a 101 interchange in San Rafael which was another 400+ million.  (Dec 1, 2010 | post #81)

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One for the road: Caltrans working on last permit for Ric...

Yeah, yeah, how long does that take?  (Dec 1, 2010 | post #76)

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