If you could vote on it, would you vote for or against a
high-speed rail stop in Gilroy?
THIS WEEK’S WEB POLL:
If you could vote on it, would you vote for or against a high-speed rail stop in Gilroy?
■ For a train stop. Almost all advanced industrialized countries have high speed trains as alternatives to other modes of transportation. This would be an investment in California’s future.
■ If it’s got to be routed through Gilroy the least it can do is stop!
■ No, because there are so many unanswered issues that need to be addressed … more information must be offered, more public discourse necessary, and more openness to looking at other options than invading cities and current rail lines.
■ I favor a stop in Gilroy, but the infrastructure to service the station would have to be paid by High Speed Rail funds. I would not favor a downtown station because Gilroy would hardly be a destination/stay over location on a regular basis, only a transition location. Not a boon for business.
■ The High Speed Rail is currently not involving Gilroy in the decisions. No.
■ Ready for this? I would vote against HSR! However if we are stuck with it – I would vote for a stop in Gilroy – as long as we don’t have to pay for a 6,000 parking space garage!
■ For it … with the caveat that it be located east of U.S. 101 and the infrastructure costs NOT be borne by Gilroy. A downtown station is not feasible and creates too many impacts. An east side station would bring economic growth and sustainability to Gilroy!
■ AGAINST. Actually, the question should be “Do you want a high-speed train in California?” No, because it will create more red ink for the state.
■ TOTALLY AGAINST!
■ Soft Yes. Going from Gilroy to Los Angeles in one hour sounds appealing. I do need more information though before an actual vote.