Discussion related to commuter rail and transit operators in California past and present including Los Angeles Metrolink and Metro Subway and Light Rail, San Diego Coaster, Sprinter and MTS Trolley, Altamont Commuter Express (Stockton), Caltrain and MUNI (San Francisco), Sacramento RTD Light Rail, and others...

Moderator: lensovet

  by neroden
Los Angeles seems to have passed Measure R: subway to the sea and a bunch of other expansions;
Sonoma and Marin Counties probably passed their measure for "SMART";
West Sacramento funded a streetcar;
oh, and it seems like High Speed rail (1A) passed.

Not clear about the questionable BART expansion scheme in Santa Clara county.

So that's going to be a lot of new California transit construction.
  by superbad
now that high speed rail is coming, when will construction start? I heard they had a pretty vigerous plan of having construction starting almost ASAP.. like late 2009 if 1A passed.
  by Spokker
Measure R continues to hang in the balance. While the provisional and absentee ballots are being counted, supporters of Measure R can only wait and see if those votes are enough to change the outcome.

Pretty sure Prop 1A passed though. They are hoping to start construction in late 2010/early 2011.