Please join us for our 13th General Meeting this Thursday, May 16 during U-hour 12-1 PM, in the Transportation Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Justin Fornelli, P.E. as our guest speaker who will be discussing upcoming projects associated with SANBAG’s Transit and Rail Program. You can find his full bio below. Lunch from In-N-Out will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. See you there!
Please join us for our first General Meeting of the spring quarter this Thursday, April 4 during U-hour 12-1 PM, in the Transportation Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Gheorghe Rosca Jr., P.E., MBA as our guest speaker who will be talking about projects, Rail in Southern California, and Opportunities in the Industry. Free lunch as always will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. We look forward to seeing you there! Continue reading
While politicians, lobbyists and NIMBY-minded residents are still debating the merits and flaws of the approved high-speed rail system that will run from San Francisco to Los Angeles, HSR has been a standard mode of travel in Europe and Asia for decades. Almost half a century after Japan developed the first of its Shinkansen “bullet train” rail lines in 1964, the United States has been slower to adopt this form of transit.
Currently, Amtrak’s Acela Express line from Boston to Washington, D.C. is the only operational HSR line in the nation. With average train speeds less than 90 mph, the Amtrak line “does not even qualify as high-speed,” according to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica. Continue reading