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  •  Yeah, I remember reading about that (3+ / 0-)

    Seeing some of the pictures, it looked pretty cool. I love streetcars. Oakland could definitely use a more comprehensive and convenient transit system. BART doesn't cover enough ground and AC Transit buses don't run very frequently, and can require a lot of transfers.

    •  Berkeley and North Oakland (4+ / 0-)

      used to be crisscrossed with light rail, most of which was merged into the Key System before being abandoned.  A lot of the rail, or at least the right-of-way, was still in place when I moved to Berkeley in '61, although by then the rail cars had all been replaced by busses.  There was better passenger rail service in the Bay Area in the 30's than there is today.
       

      Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

      by Deward Hastings on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 05:13:58 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, there was and isn't that amazing. (1+ / 0-)
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        There was a wonderful system of ferries, too.  That was how one got from the east bay to Marin before the Richmond-San Rafael bridge was built.

        It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

        by Radiowalla on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 08:17:03 AM PDT

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