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...

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  by kitchin
 
The level of education at a medium-high level university out there, in many fields, puts all but the best East Coast universities to shame. The cultural offerings make benefit pretty well too. Sure, the state government doesn't seem to know how to administer anything, but you do have the World's Most Beautiful Freeway. My days of delivering pizza, living in East Palo Alto and attending community college were a mixed blessing. There is some suburban hell aspect, or was. But since then SF has wound down the yellow brick road to a somewhat alien place, like Manhattan, so you might be better off in Sunnyvale.

They used to say the East Coast was an aristocracy, the Midwest a meritocracy, and the West Coast a wacko-ocracy, in university circles, but that may have changed too! (To put the West Coast in a less flattering sarcastic light.)
  by electricron
 
kitchin wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 3:54 am They used to say the East Coast was an aristocracy, the Midwest a meritocracy, and the West Coast a wacko-ocracy, in university circles, but that may have changed too! (To put the West Coast in a less flattering sarcastic light.)
What do universities have to do with Caltrain's electrification or operations?
Are we at university.net or railroad.net?
  by kitchin
 
It was about stealing copper. Got a little off track.
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