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    Be Cool Stay in School!
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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    Except if you want to use a DAY PASS you have to buy it the day of. You can't pre load $20 and use it as 4 day passes. I got tired of stopping every morning at the kiosk, when you know you might miss that train.
    You can load passes online.


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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan120420 View Post
    You can load passes online.


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    CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL NEWS:

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    These look so cool!

    http://lametthesource.files.wordpres...pg?w=584&h=340
    Last edited by CaliforniaAdventurer; 04-17-2013 at 08:17 AM.

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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    SEPULVEDA PASS PROJECT NEWS:

    Garcetti, Greuel are positive, specific in their first debate of runoff (L.A. Times)

    ...The candidates got the “what will you do about traffic?” as the second question of the night. Both were supportive of more mass transit, with Garcetti in particular calling for a Sepulveda Pass rail tunnel to connect the San Fernando Valley to the Westside.


    Some quick background: A transit project spanning the Sepulveda Pass was included in the list of projects to receive Measure R funding. The Sepulveda Pass project is due to get about $1 billion but under Metro’s long-range plan would not be finished until the late 2030s. For that reason, Metro is exploring public-private financing that would both fully fund the project and possibly allow it to be built faster. Here is a post from last year about the concepts being studied; a rail tunnel is among them.
    Metro's The Source | Transportation News & Views

    Here's a map of the project:
    http://media.metro.net.s3.amazonaws....roject_map.gif

    As a part of this review, staff conducted a review of six representative system concepts that ranged from lower cost at-grade bus and highway improvements (Concepts 1 and 2) to higher cost options such as an aerial guideway (Concept 3) and tunnels under the mountains for both highway and/or transit (Concepts 4-6). A tolling component was also considered for all concepts as a means to help fund the improvements and accelerate construction.

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    Loading a day pass online- I will try to remember that. Thank you!
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    CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL NEWS:

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    Chinese Cautious But Interested in Building Calif. Bullet Train

    California and China already have preliminary agreements to collaborate on building the high-speed rail line--the groundwork for Chinese investment was laid with former Governor Schwarzenegger, who visited the no-longer-sleeping giant in 2010 to discuss the venture.
    See also:
    California High Speed Rail - Official Site
    http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/

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    We should let the Chinese own it, build it, and maintain it, and operate it.

    Substitute "Chinese" with "any private company" and that would be fine, too.
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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Why do you have more faith in the Chinese Government than our own?

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    They may let China fund it just like you can fund it, by buying bonds.

    While China builds things quick that doesn't mean they are faster than everyone at everything.

    In China they get the government to clear people off the right aways in days time, because they have no respect for private prroperty and the civilians don't have guns to point at the police like we do when forced off our land. So here it can take multiple years and actual payments to get the rights to build on the land. More time and money.

    Then you have all the enviromental reviews here where in china you can't dump anything you want in a storm drain. Here you have to get permitted, to build which sometimes calls for land trades, lots of time for the reviews, multiple reviews and have specific experts review piles of documents. More time and money.

    Then you have labor which in China has been nearly free and readily available. Here you need experts on site, unions to deal with, allow for weekends, holidays, vacations and 8 hour work days. People say it takes China a year to build something it takes the USA 5 years to do. If you break it down it takes them 8,000 hours on work on the site and us 10,000 hours of work on the site. Again more time and money here.

    A large concern is are you safer under an overpass there or here? North Ridge seem bad? China would except help or free press into their disater zones.
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    While you're not necessarily telling me anything new I really appreciate your contributions to and enthusiasm for this thread, swampymarsh.

    Plus, "for those just tuning in" this is great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    Why do you have more faith in the Chinese Government than our own?
    I don't. I'd rather they fail than us.
    They fund and build it. Then, when revenues don't meet return, they sell it back to us at 10 cents on the dollar.
    Which, according to my (uncalculated) calculations, is what it should cost to be sustainable in the first place.
    Or, it's successful and we have an HSR. For those wanting HSR AND for it to succeed, it should not matter who owns it.
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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    EXPANDING THE LA COUNTY BRT SYSTEM:

    What Corridors Could Be Best for BRT? Metro’s Study Progresses


    What Corridors Could Be Best for BRT? Metro’s Study Progresses | Streetsblog Los Angeles

    BRT stands for BUS RAPID TRANSIT and means instead of building a light rail line, they run buses at constant intervals with limited stops, either in mixed traffic, a dedicated bus lane or on a separate road or 'busway' to move large numbers of people through a given corridor without laying down rail.

    THE ORANGE LINE is an example of this, plans are being laid to expand the system.
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