eNewsletter for September 23, 2012   September 29th, 2012

The problem with the current rail route built in the 1870′s is it takes over 4 hours to go from Los Angeles to Bakersfield which takes 2 hours by bus. Also between Mojave and Bakersfield the line is very congested with 2 freight railroads sharing a single track rail line. … Even though the State and BNSF are paying over 100 million dollars to add more double tracking in the Tehachapi’s, that will barely keep up with current freight traffic on that line. What is needed is a new fast passenger rail line between Palmdale and Bakersfield to close this critical gap in the State’s Rail Passenger Network. It is not an engineering problem, what is needed is money. NB

September 24, 2012 Part 1  September 24, 2012 Part 2

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