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What's going on there??
You can't fix stupid
How do you not see a train coming? Did he push back?
How about lowering the train?? I guess that's never been thought of....
Lowering the tracks will take years of time in planning, and millions in federal aid to pull off.
So what's your problem?? Just do it.
This is from the Amtrak website regarding the Solana Beach trenching project, which was done in 1995.The grade separation cost approximately $18 million, with funds gathered from the following sources:• $5.8 million through Proposition 116, a 1990 state initiative to fund rail projects • $6.7 million from the Federal Transit Administration • $2.5 million from Amtrak • $1.4 million from the City of Solana Beach • $1.1 million from the state’s Capital Improvement Program • $500,000 from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad The construction company’s website cites $17.7 million. The figures above add to $18 million, so they’ve been rounded.
It would cost a lot more than that.• Inflation. Everything costs more.• Encinitas rail corridor is probably more than 2x the length of SB.• SB only had two road crossings to engineer and build. Encinitas has six.• our rail corridor through downtown isn't wide enough to trench with sloped walls like in SB. Vertical walls would need a lot of concrete and steel to avoid collapse. • The station and parking would have to move to the wide section of the right of way in Cardiff. Nimby's would tie it up in lawsuits forever.
Thanks, 7:42, for stating the glaringly obvious.Encinitas commissioned a study in 2000 that presented several alternatives for the rail corridor.Using that study and extrapolating for inflation, a liberal estimate for trenching the tracks through Encinitas (lagoon to lagoon) including bridges at the four grade crossings and devising a way to cross Encinitas Blvd. is $200 million.The next obvious point you might raise is where the funds would come from. The answer is by reallocating the $6.5 *billion* SANDAG plans to spend in the North Coast transportation corridor so much less is spent on the freeway and much more goes to the rail corridor.
Homeless sleeping under Swami's undercross! Thank you city of Encinitas for inviting them in!
And for replacing Coco's with a "Crack Shack"...maybe this will be a new hangout place for the Sheriff Dept.
Coco's was awful. Good riddance.
7-11 needs a break from the homeless and crazies! 3 of them were pan-handling in front of 7-11 (Hwy 1) and screaming at traffic about Jesus - Merry Christmas!
Coco's was just OK. I think they had elderly "regulars" who probably aren't excited about $12 hipster sandwiches. I don't think the name "crack shack" is very family oriented, it's surprising their neighbor In N Out was OK with it. Why does gentrification have to mean screwing the middle class?
7:02am is slimy Mikey crawling out from his underground burrow and, as is usual for him, providing nothing to the topic at hand. Why do you even bother? We all know you, as your despicable reputation in our community precedes you at every turn. Have you ever had an original thought? Your limited cognitive abilities are showing your fragile mental balance as time goes by. Never mind. I see your unjustified attack on a respected local citizen has been deleted. Thanks WC for taking out the trash.