In an article by Roger Rudick Farah Soltane says speed is critical for California High-Speed Rail design. She attended a presentation to the public held at the Bay Area Metro Center in Rincon Hill about the handful of remaining decisions that have to be made in the designs.
“I’ve ridden high-speed rail in Japan,” said Farah Soltane, a transit engineer with Acumen who came to the meeting to learn about the project. “I think we’re missing out.”
Soltane thinks the priority should be squeezing as much speed out of the trains as possible. “That’s where you get the passengers; when you’re faster overall.” Read the full article.