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California Rail Electrification - 2022 Update

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Microgrid Labs, Inc. Advisor: 2014 to Present Developed product plans, conceptual and preliminary designs for projects, performed industry surveys and developed...

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I live in a state where we frequently walk alone, and this includes our current High-Speed Rail (HSR) project. However we still continue to make progress on the initial 171-mile segment through our Central Valley. Also making progress are the Northern California connector projects that will initially connect HSR into BART, ACE and the other commuter rail systems in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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John Benson on Dec 2, 2022

An update to my update:

Section 2.5 of this post is on ACE and Valley Link. These are respectively a commuter rail system that goes from the San Juaquin (a.k.a. Central) Valley through my home (Livermore) Valley, and to San Jose, and a planned link from ACE to RART. There is new news from both of these transit agencies:



Valley Link Advances Vision to be Nation’s First Passenger Rail System to Operate 
on Self-Produced Green Hydrogen Fuel:


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