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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Los Angeles' Downtown Streetcar:

    The timing could have been a little better; as a statement from Huizar's office notes, "given the recent federal sequester, programmatic federal funding for this year and subsequent years is not solidified." However, the group was "strongly encouraged" to work with the Federal Transit Administration to apply for the Federal Small Starts program, which they aim to do in the next two months. Huizar sounded optimistic in his statement, saying that significant commitment to streetcar funding LA has already made "makes us one of the best candidates in the nation to receive federal funding."
    Final Piece of Downtown Streetcar Funding Falling into Place - Downtown Streetcar - Curbed LA

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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

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    This is great news! Glad the project appears likely to get back on track.
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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    It's still far from a done deal but things appear to be falling into place.

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    “America Fast Forward offers over $20 billion in new federal lending power over the next two years. By helping communities leverage their transportation resources and stretch federal dollars further than they have been stretched before, America Fast Forward will reshape our nation’s infrastructure while employing tens of thousands of workers to build a stronger and more mobile America.


    “Implementing America Fast Forward in Los Angeles County alone will create over 160,000 highway and transit construction-related jobs, increase ridership by an estimated 77 million trips per year, reduce emissions from vehicles and save an estimated 10.3 million gallons of gasoline annually.”
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    Report gives America’s infrastructure a scathing D+ but applauds Metro’s America Fast Forward initiative for transit projects | Metro's The SourceMetro's The Source

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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    The next big project will be the "Crenshaw Line" which will help tie in the Green Line and Expo Line to the airport.

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    Last edited by CaliforniaAdventurer; 04-08-2013 at 10:19 AM.

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    Still not all the way in to LAX. Pretty close, though. If they could have check-in, baggage, and security there, then they could have a PM or something faster like Seattle or Denver airports' driverless underground transport. Just start digging!!
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    New LAX Plan Lays Out Details For Airport People Mover - Ride to the Airport - Curbed LA

    There was huge people mover news, too. (It was revealed late last year that Metro and Los Angeles World Airports are finally working on a plan that would hook up a new LAX transit system to the Metro system.) Pinch yourself: the approved plan calls for a people mover to run from Manchester Square along an elevated guideway, mostly along 98th Street, to the central terminal area, where it will travel on a path between the terminal buildings and parking garages. Let's take a look at the planned stops: Consolidated rental car facility: the people mover will start at a consolidated rental car and parking facility at Manchester Square east of Aviation Boulevard, about a mile east of the airport.

    Metro light rail station: The second stop would be at the planned Crenshaw Line station at or near Aviation and Century Boulevards.

    Intermodal transportation facility: the last stop outside the airport proper would be at this planned passenger pick-up/drop-off spot to be built between 96th and 98th Streets at Airport Boulevard. The facility would be used by private cars, door-to-door shuttles, and buses.

    Terminal area:
    After crossing a bridge over Sepulveda Boulevard, the people mover would make 3 to 5 stops around the central terminal area.

    The elevated guideway would require pilings as high as 20 feet, which, in the terminal area, would block views of the Theme Building. The exact path of the people mover has not been determined, but the plans will aim to keep the views unobstructed where possible. The plans also call for a portion of Lincoln Boulevard to be located "below grade and/or tunneled" and for the discontinuation of the LAX shuttle from the Green Line. Long-term parking at Lot C would continue as it is, and possibly even gain some space if the current bus facility is relocated to the intermodal transportation facility.

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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    California High Speed Rail Project
    On the positive end of the spectrum, lawmakers approved the issue of billions in taxpayer bonds to fund the project's groundbreaking in the Central Valley, and a new public poll found that 59 percent of people believe the system is important to the state's future. On the negative end, lawsuits continue to threaten the line's progress, and the same poll found that many Californians remain opposed to the projected costs.
    The Bullet Train as a Boost for Second-Tier Cities - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities

    in simple terms, high-speed rail boosts life in satellite cities while relieving pressure in major ones:
    Through facilitating market integration, bullet trains will stimulate the development of second- and third-tier cities. By offering households and firms a larger menu of location alternatives, bullet trains help to protect the quality of life of the growing urban population. We document that this transport innovation is associated with rising real estate prices in the nearby secondary cities.

    The idea works like this: by reducing travel time, high-speed rail effectively pushes secondary cities closer to major cities. (That's especially true for places roughly 60 to 470 miles apart — too far to drive but often not far enough to justify the cost of flying.) This enhanced proximity enables employers to base themselves in the major city and create satellite offices in the now-accessible secondary cities where rents are much cheaper.


    Meantime, employees themselves can settle in secondary cities and have the amenities of the major cities without (again) the high cost of living and also without draining public resources. That relieves the crowded infrastructure of the major cities, in particular traffic congestion, and also may lead to less sprawl, promoting a more sustainable development pattern. As Zheng and Kahn portray it, the situation offers the best of both worlds:

    In this sense, the BT [bullet train] creates the possibility that the nearby second- and third-tier cities become a safety valve for the megacity, which alleviates concern about such cities growing too big.
    California's emerging system generally meets the requirements outlined by the report. The situation seems to set up particularly well for a place like Bakersfield — roughly 100 miles north of Los Angeles, right in that high-speed rail sweet spot. In this regard, the new research helps to validate the Obama administration's much-maligned (but very rational) decision to start the California project in the Central Valley and not the mega-cities.

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    What the Eurostar's Success Means for California HSR - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities

    Behrens and Pels found that frequency, travel time, and distance to the point of departure were major determinants of travel behavior in the corridor, in addition of course to fares. The total travel time on Eurostar (which includes getting to the station) is relatively long compared to flights: roughly 3 hours 20 minutes in 2003, dropping to 2 hours 50 minutes after the move to St. Pancras, against 1.5 or 2 hours for airlines. But the train's on-time arrival was 95 percent, much higher than that of its competitors, and by 2009 its frequency had grown to twice that of major airlines, with 119 weekly trips. First-class fare is also cheaper on the Eurostar, and since 2007 its coach fare has been cheaper than fares on the three main air alternatives, according to the report.
    In my experience, when you add in transportation from Paris-Centre to CDG Airport plus transportation from Heathrow Airport to Central London, door to door, it takes longer to fly.

    The researchers used their models of the Paris-London corridor to consider the potential success of high-speed rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Behrens and Pels made several notable assumptions — similar passenger behavior in the United States as in Europe, for instance, and a rail fare that costs only 80 percent of air travel — still their findings will come as some encouragement to American high-speed rail supporters. At a travel time of roughly 3 hours, which is about what California's high-speed rail authority expects, the train would capture about 30 percent of business travelers and 40 percent of the leisure market, according to Behrens and Pels. In the unlikely chance the fast train can achieve a travel time of 2 hours 25 minutes, it could win about half the market share of leisure travelers:

    The figures suggest California high-speed rail won't be as "dominant" against air travel as it is in the London-Paris corridor, but they certainly make the train a "viable alternative," Behrens and Pels conclude.

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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    We just have to look to the east coast of the US to see people will take rail over dealing with flying.

    Amtrak's Acela Express between Washington and NY has 75% of the market, between Boston and New York has grown to 54% from 20%.

    Also the NE corridor is a profit maker for Amtrak, and pretty much the only part of Amtrak that does make money.

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    As for California, I see no reason why a high speed train can't work.





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    In my experience, when you add in transportation from Paris-Centre to CDG Airport plus transportation from Heathrow Airport to Central London, door to door, it takes longer to fly.

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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Thanks for your post, and welcome to this thread.

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    The statements about China having cities boosted by rail connection is proving to be false. China has a real estate bubble, surplus inventory at artificially high prices., the demand does not exist to drive either. Some analysts are claiming that city population numbesr are including occupacy rates of spaces that are actually empty.


    Building through 2nd tier and 3rd tier cities is troublesome. While greater LA, SD and the Bay Area should be connected, Bakersfield alos fall nearly inline with natural routes. Fresno and Modesto, tiny populations compared to the major areas, increase travel time, and distance to be included in the route.

    Cities should naturally occur along the routes. This can also allow for planning of cities. Rather than assume cities already have good fits for speedy lines with single stations in their towns.
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    They should make the PM system more like an elevator, with room for 4-6 passengers and baggage each; you press your terminal number, and the car you're in simply goes straight to that terminal. If there are passengers with different stops, then the car goes to each one in order. In that way, the PM system would mirror the current lanes below it, with a few lanes of thru traffic and an exit lane for each terminal. All computer-controlled so the cars won't hit each other.

    Oh, and it could be easily built on ground level, while all car traffic goes on the top level. Or vice versa.
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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Seems like they'll go with whatever proposal involves the most cement. For their contractor buddies.

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