Don't miss the Devil's Slide tunnels exhibit at the Pacifica Coastside Museum (Little Brown Church) open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Thanks to our pal, tunnelista Mitch Reid, for sharing this news clipping from the Half Moon Bay Review, marking the 20th anniversary of the passage of Measure T:
Official complaint filed in June; still no action!
Caltrans violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in its proposal to widen Highway 1. The sin of omission! Now Caltrans may give up on the widening project altogether. See the news video at the CBS/KPIX link above.
The Coastside's first and only railroad came and went in about 15 years, a victim of the 1906 earthquake, financial missteps, and a fickle public that had just discovered the automobile.
Gary Hanauer reports on BART plans to open 10 new stations over the next 10 years: five now, five later. Click the link above for details.
Wall Street Journal columnist Dan Neil gives some love to the new Chrysler Pacifica, saying it revives the much-reviled "soccer mom" minivan category with fresh new features and design.
A writer's first-person account of her romance with the rails.
Private twin beds, free wi-fi, restrooms, coffee and tea—all on a six-hour overnight bus ride between S.F. and L.A. What a concept! Sounds like a step up from the funky old Green Tortoise.
Dan Neil writes excellent car reviews for the Wall Street Journal. Funny, too.
Now the infamous California Ghost Train to Nowhere is talking about laying tracks between Bakersfield and San Jose instead of Bakersfield to L.A. because it's cheaper than tunneling through the Tehachapi and San Gabriel Mountains to the south. But talk is cheap. Show me the money!
Caltrans says it has stopped some 90 percent of water leaks causing corrosion into the east span of the east span of the Bay Bridge -- with $100,000 worth of industrial-grade caulk to the joint between the asphalt road surface and the guardrails. Lisa Fulton, a Berkeley corrosion expert, said she is encouraged that Caltrans appears to have gotten a handle on the water problem. “Maybe they got something right this time — but we will have to wait and see.” (See the full story at the link above.)
Santa Cruz City Council member writes that even Caltrans admits widening Highway 1 won't fix traffic congestion in that coastal city.