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Expanding Commuter Rail in Northern California

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I am writing a series of posts about expanding rail service in California. These are from the part about expanding commuter rail in Northern California. This is about expanding and reforming rail within California. The maps being shown are the ones for Northern California, not including Amtrak. This is meant to be separate from Amtrak so its not a part of the map. Also the maps don't show stations since it would be a mess if I put them on in Google maps, I apologize for technical limitations. There are a few things I need to explain about the maps.
1. The systems are separate because I am assuming there will be political differences between the Valley counties and the Bay counties. So I assumed they would be better off as separate agencies, as an initial proposal. Also part of this assumptions is that the agencies would be created as a much larger reform and consolidation of the existing local districts into one Bay Area wide rail network. More or less I am advocating for consolidating some of the multi county districts, agencies and advisory boards into on coherent body rather than multiple ones people don't know exist (and I might even miss a few). That is a different post entirely.
2. The map with multiple colors shows what I am initially assuming would be the run times. The dark red and blue would be lines that would more or less run in round trips and the light blue and orange would be peak hours only.
3. This is part of a much larger report that is already at 11 pages (and counting) and is in a second draft. I will fill in gaps as they arise, but its hard to summarize 11 pages in a few sentences. Not to mention certain assumptions or viewpoints will be different between me and others which might cause confusion (or friction). 

I am looking for input from other rail fans that might know a bit more about rail or just get more eyes in case I miss something in the writing process and can refine what I am writing. 

norcal locals.png

norcal local freqs.png

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