To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Short SR-710 Article

From Sylvia Plummer, April 5, 2015

Here's a humorous short SR-710 story from The Transit Coalition-Weekly Transit E-Newsletter:

Will the Proposed 710 N. Freeway Tunnel Accommodate Big Rigs Safely? March 31, 2015

The debate about extending the 710 North Freeway is now about 60 years old. Business interests want it and the community presents strong opposition. Those concerned about building the tunnel ask for simple things like cost benefit analysis and projected numbers and can never seem to get any answers, which leaves more questions unanswered. The 6.3-mile freeway tunnel could cost maybe $5.65 billion or maybe $10 billion. Then, the question about whether this tunnel can handle trucks and what would the additional costs be? One group that is pushing the project, but seems to believe that truckers would pay a toll of $14 each way from trucking firms that are known to avoid even paying their drivers. Stay tuned for the next episode of "As the Tunnel Bores", which ranks high in community churning. There are more public meetings rolling out to continue the discussion.