Anaheim "High Speed" Mayor Pringle vs. Cerritos "Maglev" Mayor Barrows
This post about Curt Pringle being elected chairman of the California High Speed Rail Authority board mentions how a commenter on the California High Speed Rail Blog suggested Anaheim's mayor will now be in a position to formally kill the competing magnetic-levitation (Maglev) line that's also envisioned to pass through town.
Well, not if Cerritos Mayor Bruce Barrows has anything to say about that. Barrows, who heads the Orangeline
Development Authority that aims to develop a Maglev system for Southern California, just appointed USC
transportation planning professor Michael Kodama executive director of
Orangeline planners envision an elevated, 110-mile-long train line between Irvine and Palmdale with cars traveling up to 240 mph and a passenger capacity equal to that of an eight-lane highway. Total estimated cost of the project: $12 billion (give or take a few billion).
|Maglev train in Germany|