Viewpoints: A different vision for train travel

Two years ago I wrote an op-ed piece for the Sacramento Bee arguing that California would be wise to invest a fraction of its high speed rail funds into modernizing the Capitol Corridor, the fastest growing intercity rail service in America, with the goal of reducing travel time to one hour between the San Francisco and Sacramento. Momentum for that idea is picking up as the Capitol Corridor Board recently adopted a Vision Implementation Plan and the chief trade organizations for the Bay Area and Sacramento have teamed up to promote 60-minute rail travel time between Downtown Sacramento and Downtown San Francisco.

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