Thursday, August 31, 2017

Electric Microbus: VW, Tesla, or... ?

VW Twinkie evolves. "Think different." Who will?

Source: unknown

Classic update or expensive boomer accessory?

MEDIA CREDIT: Outsideonline.com


Tesla tentatively teases...



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Thursday, August 24, 2017

CFV Point Estero aground at Point Estero

Commercial Fishing Vessel hits sand near rocks at Point Estero


MEDIA CREDIT: Bay News, 8.10.2017

The Odd Oddities of the Odyssey of the Point Estero
As the Bay Flushes
By Neil Farrell

(Excerpt) "A commercial fishing boat rests on the shore of “Abalones,” an obscure coastal trail and secluded beach off the north end of Ocean Avenue in Cayucos; stuck in the sand and the bureaucracy after running aground in an early morning fog.

The CFV “Point Estero,” sits on the beach at Point Estero, which is just one oddity of this odyssey that began in the early morning of Thursday, July 28.

The boat was returning from a trip loaded with slime eels, when for a so-far-unexplained reason, she ran aground 10-plus miles north of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance. Knowing the captain, I can only believe the boat lost steering or had some kind of mechanical failure.

The crew tried to get her off the beach, even dumping their load of slime eels overboard to try and lighten the boat. It didn’t work.

Then the government took notice and efforts to float the run-aground tug ran aground. The Coast Guard, State Parks, Fish and Wildlife Oil Response Team took over, putting the Point Estero stuck on the bureaucracy, as well as the beach.

When I finally got out there on Saturday, July 30, the boat had a line securing it to shore, holding her in place (oddly enough, so the ocean couldn’t float her away) while the wheels of officialdom turned.
They were awaiting a dive assessment team from Santa Barbara, said a Coastie on scene, who didn’t want to give his name. He directed official questions to the Marine Safety Office in Santa Barbara (I called, left my name, title, cell number and email with another anonymous Coastie who answered the phone and who of course knew nothing himself).

The A-Team was supposed to inspect the boat to check for oil and fuel leaks, but there was no sheen on the water Saturday. The Point Estero — with the toughness of a life long working vessel — was still solid.

When I got to the remote area that Saturday just as the tide was coming in at 2:45, it rocked gently with the waves. ‘Thank goodness this happened in summer, when the Pacific is pretty tame,’ I thought while traipsing down a narrow trail to the Estero Bluffs’ edge. She sits on sand just short of a rock that could have hit bow on.

The Coastie said the dive team would oversee removal of the boat’s oil and fuel and any other hazards and by Aug. 2 that had been completed. Some 91 gallons of oil and 2-1/2 cubic yards of “contaminated material” were removed, the Tribune reported.

Then a salvage plan would have to be drawn up and be approved before they’d allow it to be dragged off the beach — if it can be dragged off the beach that is. She was still there as of Monday — 11 days after the Point Estero ran out of ocean on Point Estero.

State Parks, which owns the Estero Bluffs, has shifted responsibility to the State Lands Commission, which owns the offshore area.

So the Point Estero’s future could be dependent on the SLC in Sacramento, which is led by the Lieutenant Governor? And therein lies perhaps the oddest oddity of this whole odyssey.
Good luck to the skipper and crew of the Point Estero. Hopefully the locals won’t be changing the name of the beach from “Abalones” to “Shipwrecks.”

As the Bay Flushes is a light-hearted look at the comings and goings, the happenings and the scuttlebutt and scandalous rumors on Morro Bay’s waterfront..."
Source: Bay News, 8.10-23.2017
(www.yourbaynews.com; search: CFV Point Estero)

On Topic:
7.28.2017
8.2.2017
"Boat that ran aground near Cayucos still stuck; toxic material removed"
(Includes 0:33 video)

Photo below captured 8.22.2017

MEDIA CREDIT: QwkDrw


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Monday, August 21, 2017

2017 Great American Eclipse

... the solar eclipse seen through leaves of a tree

MEDIA CREDIT: petitesam

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

2017 SF Giants Baseball Schedule

"FinancialForce Performance Player of the Game"
Listen after each San Francisco Giants baseball game to KNBR radio for the "Giants Postgame Wrap" show to learn the player selected as the "FinancialForce Performance Player of the Game."

 Source: FinancialForce

2017 SF Giants Baseball Schedule

Source: SF Giants


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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Desperate Commuters: Silicon Valley workers in one occupant vehicles

Large commercial footprint and easy transit:
Box Inc. headquarters, Redwood City


Transportation Oriented Development (TOD)


Transportation + Housing + Jobs
A well planned urban region will efficiently link these elements together to provide and function well for the people, communities, and companies in the region. Good urban planning may be interdependent with these three elements in changing and creating the built environment for continued successes in Silicon Valley.

"...more workers are traveling longer distances on increasingly congested roads. Between 2010 and 2014, the proportion of workers who spent an hour or more getting to their jobs [in core Peninsula cities] jumped from 10 to nearly 15 percent...

Higher Rise + Higher Density + Transit-Oriented-Development
Policy experts argue that the key to bringing commute times under control is to address the underlying housing shortage. By building higher-density apartment buildings and townhouses near worksites and along public transit corridors, planners hope to house more workers on the Peninsula and reduce the need to commute from outlying areas.

That kind of dense housing can be a hard sell in suburban Silicon Valley, where residents often fight new construction they fear will worsen traffic and change the character of their communities...

Still, there are signs the worsening housing crunch is making residents more amenable to growth. Voters in Mountain View elected a pro-housing majority to the city council in 2014, community groups in several Peninsula cities are organizing to support new development, and Redwood City is building a cluster of tall new office and apartment buildings near its downtown Caltrain station...

NO Suburban Sprawl
[HOW]... Silicon Valley cities are willing to grow will affect everything from the region's carbon footprint, to whether it can retain teachers, to whether firefighters... will be around in a disaster.

'The Bay Area traditionally has not been the fastest growing region in the state... so it has been ill-prepared for the influx of new arrivals [with high-pay jobs in Silicon Valley].'"
Source: Peninsula Press, 4.6.2016


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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Silicon Valley

Political Courage Required
The article, "Silicon Valley Needs Some New Highs..." is a quick and comedic assessment from a blogger's fly-over at 30,000 feet. Easy for both a the writer and reader to chuckle and perhaps agree with the requisite truths that activate the humor -- shallow participation where the tire hits the pavement. However, there are DEEP problems to be solved with DEEP opportunities to be realized.

Transportation + Housing + Jobs
These necessitates are linked in Silicon Valley. Not necessarily exclusively or in that order. For many people, the hierarchy is unclear among the issues of jobs, housing, and transportation. However, now it may be helpful to view and manage these issues as interdependent in the fruition of Silicon Valley's continued successes. To mention a paraphrased but perhaps applicable analogy: any of the three could also be the weakest link in the current chain that contributes to successes in Silicon Valley.

Plan Bay Area
(Excerpt) "Plan Bay Area is a state-mandated, integrated long-range transportation, land-use and housing plan that will support a growing economy, provide more housing and transportation choices and reduce transportation-related pollution in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area [including Silicon valley]...

By law (Senate Bill 375), all regions in California must complete a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) as part of a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). SB 375 requires California’s 18 metro areas to integrate transportation, land-use and housing as part of an SCS to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light-duty trucks. In the Bay Area, this requires the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to adopt an SCS that meets greenhouse gas reduction targets adopted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB)...
Within the Bay Area, the law gives joint responsibility for Plan Bay Area to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)."
Source: Plan Bay Area 2040

California Housing Crisis
This writer is still looking for communities that are walkable with high density and high rise buildings in close proximity to high capacity transportation that facilitates high reduction of individual vehicular traffic.
On Topic: "Solving the housing crisis starts with soul-searching"


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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Supermoon December 2016

December 13, 2016: last monthly supermoon in trifecta

MEDIA CREDIT: QwkDrw

Supermoon's reflected light bores through marine layer mist
in photo taken approximately 8:30 p.m. on California coast.

(Excerpt) "A full moon occurs each month when the sun, Earth and moon line up, with the moon on the side of the Earth opposite to the sun. The term 'supermoon' is used to describe a full moon at its perigee — the point in the moon's orbit when it is closest to Earth, causing it to appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter in the sky...

Other Historical Names for 'Supermoon' Celestial Event
December's full moon is also known in the Northern Hemisphere as the Full Cold Moon and the Long Nights Moon... [and] the full Frost Moon, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac."
Source: Space.com

When is the next Supermoon?
(Excerpt) "The closest distance the moon has ever come to the Earth happened January 1912. It came just under 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) closer than during... [this one in 2016. The next] ...November 2034 supermoon will be even closer to our planet."
Source: When is the next Supermoon?

Update: Supermoon

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Unverified Immigration: Tick tick... goes America?

Slow Dance Strategy

MEDIA CREDIT: the blaze, 11.23.2016

(Excerpt) “The jailed architect of 9/11 [Khalid Sheikh Mohammed] revealed that al Qaeda's plan to kill the United States was not through military attacks but immigration and ‘outbreeding nonmuslims’ who would use the legal system to install Sharia law, according to… [author James E. Mitchell, PhD].

…[Details from Mitchell’s book] show that Muslim terror groups had a much bigger plan to crush America than just through attacks like 9/11.

Instead, the plan is to fill the country with like-minded Muslims through the country's easy immigration laws and by having babies, and then using the U.S. legal and welfare system to turn the country into a system like Iran.

Consider this passage in the book, Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying to Destroy America, where KSM [Khalid Sheikh Mohammed] reveals the plan to Mitchell:

Jihadi-minded emigrants: "'practical' way to defeat America" -- KSM

‘It would be nice,’ he said, if al Qaeda or like-minded Islamists could bring America to its knees with catastrophic attacks, but that was unlikely to happen; ‘not practical’ is the wording he used. From his perspective, the long war for Islamic domination wasn't going to be won in the streets with bombs and bullets and bloodshed. No, it would be won in the minds of the American people.

He said the terror attacks were good, but the ‘practical’ way to defeat America was through immigration and by outbreeding non-Muslims. He said jihadi-minded brothers would immigrate into the United States, taking advantage of the welfare system to support themselves while they spread their jihadi message. They will wrap themselves in America's rights and laws for protection, ratchet up acceptance of Sharia law,
 and then, only when they were strong enough, rise up and violently impose Sharia [Shariafrom within. He said the brothers would relentlessly continue their attacks and the American people eventually would become so tired, so frightened, and so weary of war that they would just want it to end."



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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Silicon Valley Needs Some New Highs...


HIGH walkability to local services, HIGH capacity rail transportation, HIGH density zoning, HIGH rise construction, and HIGH reduction of automobile traffic.

The cities and counties in the "Silicon Valley" (region or area) could become, in a phrase: a high functioning urban organism. See also (somewhere else): sustainable urban organism.

A Mostly New Reality
MOST high tech and other companies could have MOST of their employees living MOST of their lives MOSTLY within a fifteen minute commute to work -- probably not in a single driver automobile.


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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

US Political Polling Results: inaccurate at best

Methodology of political polling (surveys)
Why has American political polling been so wrong for so long?

The Silent Majority
This concept, that there are a large number of American citizens that do not often speak of personal political opinions -- and almost never to pollsters, seems to have been impossible to capture by nearly all that try.

Bloodless Political Revolution
How could the professionals that DESIGN polling surveys have missed representing this American political revolution that has occurred without a one rife shot being fired?

Increase the accuracy of American political polling
Going forward, accuracy should beget credibility. Those American polls that pander, slant, and misrepresent the data should be recognized for what they are -- inaccurate failures that need improvement to be relevant.


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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Unstad Norway: Surfing above the Arctic Circle

 Surf Village on Norwegian Sea Beneath the Northern Lights


Source: Unstad Norway

International Location Map



Arctic Surf: Wet suit design expands surfing destinations


Source: unknown poster seen in Reykjavik, Iceland


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Migrant Refugee Housing: Swedish summer houses?


MEDIA CREDIT: svd.se

Swedes with summer houses may rent to migrant refugees
(Excerpt) "Sweden’s generous asylum and migration policies have led to chronic housing shortages over the decade. The nation of under 10 million people admitted over 160,000 non-EU migrants last year, exacerbating the problem. Swedish public housing organisation SABO reports that almost half a million new homes must be built in the country just to meet demand."
Source: Breitbart News Network

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Political Correct: tyranny or... freedom?

Apparently, PC began to germinate in freedom

(Excerpt) " 'Politically correct' was born as a lefty in-joke, an insidery nod to the smugness of holier-than-thou liberals. As Gloria Steinem put it: ' "Politically correct" was in­vented by people in social-justice movements to make fun of ourselves.' "

And a pragmatic commentor adds this bit of value to the article:

"The idea of 'political correctness' is a victim of 'reductio ad absurdum' in two directions. To the left, it is too easily used as a means to stifle honest discourse or to berate and silence people who mean no offense. To the right, the reaction to PC is too easily used to sanctimoniously disregard the humanity of others under pretense of one's right to free speech.

In the middle, it's really just the age-old Golden Rule. We should try to understand and be decent to one another. It's not actually that hard to communicate clearly and honestly while being mindful enough to abandon language that belittles or demeans others. On the other side, it's also not that hard to consider the context and the speaker and not automatically take offense when none was intended.

In the end, it's not being 'politically correct' that's important; being decent to one another is."



On Topic:
(Excerpt) “The only thing that you’re allowed to tolerate is left issues. They have to be tolerated. If you’re coming from the right it’s hate, it’s bigotry, it’s intolerance. People that come from faith-based values — you’re not allowed to have an opinion. Even if you express it nicely and politely and kindly."


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Always Daylight Saving Time. End the time shifting

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Earth from space -- a new dawn

Extreme Time Shifting

"Because [in outerspace] we were orbiting the earth faster than earth spins on its axis, we went around the earth 16 times a day, an earth day, which meant 16 periods of lightness and 16 periods of darkness in 24 hours..."  -- Helen Sharman, scientist


(Excerpt) "The... [California] Senate on Tuesday rejected Assembly Bill 385, [by Assemblyman Kansen Chu, D-San Jose] which would have placed a measure on the ballot asking voters to dump the twice-annual changing of the clocks and keep California on... [Pacific Daylight Time] year-round...

Minutes later, the Assembly passed a resolution urging [United States] Congress to allow states to adopt daylight saving time year-round. That resolution cleared the Senate near-unanimously last week."


On Topic:
The radical plan to destroy time zones


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

No Daylight Saving Time (DST): more morning


MEDIA CREDIT: TERRI LAINE

Embrace those cooing sounds of the Mourning (read: Morning) Dove or risk the swooping capture by a Nighthawk. This metaphorically may be similiar to the often mentioned half-a-glass (full or empty); or the vacillating time standards that give us morning light or keep us in morning darkness.

Again yearlong, the morning daylight of Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) could dawn over California at a reasonable hour in the morning -- not leaving one with the inconvenient and cold morning darkness caused by the deceptively named 1949 voter initiative: Daylight Saving Time.

Pacific Daylight Time in California -- no time shift
A proposed California law would eliminate twice-a-year time shifting. This would be accompolished by establishing the time in California as: always PDT, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) minus seven hours, or UTC-7.
(Excerpt) "That reality became more plausible Thursday with the vote by the [California State legislature’s] appropriations panel, which functions as a legislative gatekeeper capable of halting controversial bills. To land on the 2018 ballot, the bill [authored by Assemblyman Kansen Chu, D-San Jose] will still need to clear both houses and win the support of Gov. Jerry Brown." Note: At least until the 2018 election, twice-a-year time shifting is currently required.
Source: The Sacramento Bee, 8.11.2016

Alternative: 'Always DST' in California -- no time shift
"Neither Hawaii nor Arizona observe Daylight Saving Time. An alternate option of switching to Daylight Saving Time... yearlong could not happen in California without federal approval. A resolution calling on Congress and the president to authorize such a move has been advancing through the Legislature." Note: It's unclear if the 'Always DST' proponets are seeking support only in California.

DST requires another time shift in late 2016
Regardless of any pending proposals, on Sunday November 6, 2016 we will again disruptively turn back all clocks and devices; thereby forcing the darkness of night to again extinguish the dawning sun's lighting and warmth until a later morning hour. Why do this intentionally, habitually, or even absent mindedly? A voter initiative in 2018 could make this not happen at all.

Environmental and social costs of the controversial DST twice-a-year time shift
(Excerpt) "...contrary to the policy's intent -- DST increases residential electricity demand. Estimates of the overall increase are approximately 1 percent, but we find that the effect is not constant throughout the DST period. DST causes the greatest increase in electricity consumption in the fall, when estimates range between 2 and 4 percent. These findings are consistent with simulation results that point to a tradeoff between reducing demand for lighting and increasing demand for heating and cooling. We estimate a cost of increased electricity bills to Indiana households of $9 million per year. We also estimate social costs of increased pollution emissions that range from $1.7 to $5.5 million per year. Finally, we argue that the effect is likely to be even stronger in other regions of the United States."


On topic:
Proper Timezone Acronym Usage - PT vs PDT or PST


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Thursday, August 11, 2016

"As-of-Right" Real Property Development Approval

Housing proposals often have tough sledding through the rough and rocky snows of approval processes...

Photo below: Rendering of San Francisco's Treasure Island Plan proposal -- 20 years in-progress.

MEDIA CREDIT: SFist.com

California: Streamlining Affordable Housing Approvals

(Excerpt) "Any design review of the development shall not exceed ninety (90) days from the submittal of the development to the local government pursuant to this section, and shall not in any way inhibit, chill, or preclude the ministerial approval provided by this section and the effect thereof.
(e) A development that satisfies subdivision (b) of this section shall not be subject to the requirements of Section 65589.5 of the Government Code in order to be accorded by right status under this section.
(f) The review of a permit, license, certificate, or any other entitlement, including, but not limited to: the enactment and amendment of zoning or design review ordinances or guidelines, the issuance of zoning variances, the issuance of conditional use permits, and the approval of tentative subdivision maps, by any public agency with land-use authority over any development that satisfies subdivision (b) of this section shall be ministerial.
(g) This section shall be enforceable pursuant to a writ of mandate issued pursuant to Section 1085 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(h) The development applicant or development proponent may submit information describing the development pursuant to Government Code Section 65400.1(a).
(i) The Legislature finds and declares that this section shall be applicable to all cities and counties, including charter cities, because the Legislature finds that the lack of affordable housing is a matter of vital statewide importance.
(j) Any and all individuals displaced by a development that is approved through the ministerial process authorized by this section shall be accorded relocation assistance as provided in the California Relocation Assistance Act set forth in Section 7267.8 et seq.
(k) This section shall apply, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this code or in any other law."
Source: California Proposed Legislation -- Government Code Section 65400.1

Regulatory Constraints
Development Rights
As-of-Right Uses and their Accessory Uses
NIMBY Syndrome


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Rutenberg: Suspending Journalism's Fiduciary Standards

Jim Rutenberg, Mediator, The New York Times

MEDIA CREDIT: The New York Times

'Oppositional' Journalism

Politically oppositional. Unmasked. Intentional and open political opposition to a candidate nominated by process to compete in a national election for the honor of representing all Americans by serving a specific term in the highest political office created by the founders of the United States.

Is this a constitutionally appropriate posture for mainstream and lesser organs of American journalism? Legal adjudication of this question is above this blogger's creditials. Recommendation: citizens beware.

Let's read how Jim Rutenberger of The New York Times newspaper was feeling about this 'oppositional' standard (reality) in American journalism in an article published on August 7, 2016:

(Excerpt) "...Because if you believe all of those things, you have to throw out the textbook American journalism has been using for the better part of the past half-century, if not longer, and approach it in a way you’ve never approached anything in your career. If you view a Trump presidency as something that’s potentially dangerous [to the status quo of mainstream media?], then your reporting is going to reflect that. You would move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional. That’s uncomfortable and uncharted territory for every mainstream, nonopinion journalist I’ve ever known, and by normal standards, untenable.

But the question that everyone is grappling with is: Do normal standards apply? And if they don’t, what should take their place?"

Source: "Trump is Testing the Norms...", The New York Times, 8.7.2016


On Topic:
Has political correctness become normal in polite society -- or dangerous political opposition tool?


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Turkish military coup attempt: was it genuine?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(NOT-Former) President of Turkey


MEDIA CREDIT: SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Last Friday (7.15.2016), many news sources told Americans and the world that there was a military coup underway in Turkey that appeared to be attempting an overthrow of the president and a takeover of the Turkish government. In the aftermath, there have been other opinions...

The following English language quote is from www.zynisk.blogg.se :

Excerpt:

Source: ZYNISK blog
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Thursday, March 10, 2016

TOD Honolulu: transit oriented development

TOD planning concept in high-density rail corridor
Communities of higher density residences and services that are designed for walkablity and located near to a light rail transit station.



TOD Honolulu: neighborhood planning areas
(Excerpt) "It is easy to forget that at one time—over a half century ago— Oahu had street cars and trains... [before] the private automobile rose to prominence. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) rail transit system is the newest phase of the ongoing evolution of our island-wide multimodal transportation system.

After more than three decades of planning, [light rail] rapid transit is finally nearing fruition. The rail system will not be isolated, but rather closely integrated with our buses and roadway system. The rail component will serve as the spine of an island-wide multimodal transportation network that... will change the way we get around.

Rail transit and the concept of a high-density rail corridor are also part of the City’s strategy to manage and direct growth... [by]... channeling development pressure to rail station areas. This goal is possible through transit-oriented development (TOD) -- compact, mixed-use development within easy walking distance of a transit station. TOD is designed to encourage walking, biking and [light rail] transit... Since this type of urban development uses land more effciently, it will enable these [TOD] communities to accommodate growth [and preserve agricultural or environmentally sensitive land] for many generations."




Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
HART route map and travel times



Elevated Light Rail Project Progress
(Excerpt) "The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation [HART] has completed five miles of guideway for Oahu’s rail transit system, which accounts for 25 percent of the project’s elevated guideway work for the 20-mile system.

'This is an important milestone,' said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. '...As commuters drive by and look at the guideway, they know that an alternative to sitting in traffic is on the way.'

The five miles of guideway includes more than 215 spans. Each span, which is the portion of guideway between two columns, typically consists of 12 segments. And each segment weighs about 50 tons."
Source: HART Press Release, 12.4.2015


On Topic:
HART: Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
Honolulu Transit photostream on flickr


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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Cali HSR: Silicon Valley to Central Valley

The Pacheco Pass is an area of the Diablo Range in northern California. This relatively long low mountain pass lies in a possible high-speed rail (HSR) corridor apparently being considered between Gilroy Station and the City of Chowchilla in the Great Central Valley.

More information about a northern extension of HSR
Source: San Jose Mercury News CALIFORNIA, 2.17.2016



2018 California State Rail Plan
(Excerpt) "Your answers to this survey will help inform the development of the 2018 California State Rail Plan, which will provide an exciting new framework for California’s rail network and set the stage for new and better rail service and community connections in the State for the next 20 years and beyond. Caltrans plans to make the rail network more efficient, seamless and better integrated and connected to provide a better transportation alternative for Californians. The plan supports efficient movement of freight by rail, which benefits California by reducing roadway congestion, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions."
Source: 2018 California State Rail Plan Survey

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Cali HSR Authority: new 2016 Business Plan


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Saturday, February 27, 2016

California: Pacific Standard Time. Always.

By 1949 law, what's going to happen twice a year at 2:00 AM?
2016 voters may ultimately decide for in California...

MEDIA CREDIT: QwkDrw

Law's Author: Assemblyman Kansen Chu, D-San Jose
California Legislature -- 2015/16 Regular Session

Proposed law in California: AB 2496
(Excerpt) "It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish United States Standard Pacific Time [PST] as the standard time within the state during the entire year."
Complete text: AB 2496

Okay then. It is about... time. It's TIME to stop the often ineffective, perhaps dangerous, and certainly disruptive biannual clock changes mandated by a practice too-long endured: spring forward/fall back for daylight savings time (DST).

Electorate approved inititive in 1949
that put DST into practice
(Excerpt) "...voters approved [DST] back 1949 via Proposition 12... Reversing the electorate of 1949 would mean going before today’s voters and asking them to make the change, assuming... [AB 2496] passes.

Assemblyman Chu said, 'This could be a very controversial one [AB 2496]... but when he informally polls constituents... the results are very positive.'"
Source: The Sacramento Bee, 2.24.2016

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Daylight Savings Time (DST)


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