meyerkev: So you can live with Shuttle BusesOrYou can live with LA-levels of traffic. (And given that congestion exists at 3:00 in the afternoon, you're already pretty close).Or of course, you can:* Finish BART through San Jose* Make the VTA light rail not suck and actually go to the tech jobs along 237* Do Dumbarton Rail (Only mentioning because this particular bus was coming from Oakland, and Oakland to the Valley is difficult. You can either sit on BART through the city to Caltrain, or drive).* In a Google-specific case, yell at Mountain View until they fix the clusterf*ck that is Shoreline in the mornings (It takes about a half hour to go the 3 miles from downtown (and Caltrain) to Google in the mornings).* Make Caltrain not suck and do Transbay linkup to BART from the East Bay.* Do the other assorted things that you'd have to do for the last-mile stuff.* Fix transit in SF proper to not make it take an hour to GET to the regional transit.* I'd also personally ask for transit running up 85, but that won't help SF people.So unless you're willing to spend tens of billions of dollars AND are able to screw over the NIMBY's, shut up about the shuttle buses. They're the least evil solution.Your fundamental problem is that your major job centers are 40 miles away from the housing loosely draped across tens of square miles of suburbs and there's no decent transit infrastructure on the suburban end./Or you know, go yell at the suburbs until they build more housing. SF is ALWAYS going to be more expensive than the burbs because it's cooler. And until the burbs are cheap, SF will be stupid expensive instead of merely expensive.
This About That: And just to get an idea how these problems might be addressed -- they've been around for at least 50 years in their present form.
stuffy: If after reading you sign I still don't know what the fark your protesting. You have failed.
StopLurkListen: meyerkev: [demands ~$40 billion in transit improvements yesterday]That's nice and all, but in every other post you make you say things about how stupidly high taxes are and that you sympathize with the Tea Party's frustration with gummint spendin'. So which is it?
TuteTibiImperes: With the soaring costs of doing business in Silicon Valley Hollywood/Broadway/Wall Street/etc and the vast improvement in teleconferencing tools over the last decade it's really time for companies to start looking at moving to other cities.Yes, there's an appeal to being where everyone else is, but when you have to pay much higher salaries due to the high cost of living and run a bus service because even with the salaries you're paying your employees still can't live somewhere they can commute effectively, it may be worthwhile to look into setting up shop somewhere else.You'll be able to hire talented employees for less money because even with a lower wage their standard of living will be higher in a more affordable area.
Swampmaster: Time for tech companies to move to NV/ AZ/ UT/ WA and OR! Like Ebay has a call center in Draper UT or of course, Amazon and Microsoft up in Seattle!
Molavian: Why don't the tech giants just build their own arcologies?
Swampmaster: This is why San Francisco can't have nice things...and gets a face full of mace when they sit down on the street. Although UC Davis/Fairfield is a bit far a foot from normal Bay Area definitions...Time for tech companies to move to NV/ AZ/ UT/ WA and OR! Like Ebay has a call center in Draper UT or of course, Amazon and Microsoft up in Seattle!
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