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Will You Board This Jitney Bus After Arriving in SF by Bullet Train?

Monday, November 17th, 2008

After getting off of California’s new bullet train┬áin San Francisco, how are you going to get from the CalTrain Station at 4th and King Streets up to the Financial District or the TransBay Terminal or someplace you actually want to get to?

Well, maybe a jitney bus is in your future. They say it’s faster than MUNI.

Anyway, read all about it:

Derailed: California bullet-train champion Quentin Kopp had his fellow Proposition 1A supporters choking on their election night Champagne with his pronouncement that the current Caltrain station at Fourth and Townsend would make a fine high-speed rail station – and that San Francisco’s plan for a Grand Central Station-style downtown hub was a waste of time and money.

“I am not going to pay $2.5 billion to move a track 1.4 miles,” said Kopp, the former San Francisco supervisor, state senator and retired judge who now chairs the California High Speed Rail Authority.

Or maybe you can walk?