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By the NUMBERS Train Speed: up to 220 mph SAN FRANCISCO to LOS ANGELES Run: 2 hours, 40 minutes SAN FRANCISCO to SAN JOSE Run: 30 minutes Gilroy Station Area Tracks: 4 sets of tracks (2 for Gilroy stops, 2 for thru-trains) Frequency: 6 trains per hour (3 northbound, 3 southbound) during peak hours The Question of Noise According to the Authority, high- speed trains traveling at 200 mph, a distance of 100 feet away, will generate noise levels of 90-100 dBA (decibel level average over 24 hours). That’s roughly equivalent to standing 3 feet from a power mower. It’s fine to compare high-speed rail noise to other sources of noise, but in reality, the arrival of a high-speed rail system will add to environmental noise already generated by city and highway traffic, traditional rail, airplanes and other sources of noise. To Break Even If the high-speed rail system averaged …203.8 years of passengers paying $86 for a ticket to break even with the current $64 billion cost estimate. 16 California may be charting a new frontier with high-speed rail in the American West, but Japan introduced the fi rst bullet train back in the 1960s. Since then, more than 20 other countries have followe B7VBg&FRTBWW&RF6@&WBB7W'&VFǒf&F2'VFrv7VVB&vF&fFRfW7FVB&FV6vW2fRWffVBfW"FRV'2G&W626BFRWF&G2FPGfFvRbV'2bW762V&VBB&W7B&7F6W2FG&rWg&&V@FRv&RvBvRFr2FBvV6Vǒ6&VBvFFR6Ɩf&5 &V7BbFW6RW7F&Ɨ6VB&77FV26W'fRfW'&vRWG&ƗF&V2FWfR&VƖVBvfW&VB7V'6FW2BFV"f&W2&V( B6VvBFRWF&G2B6r2vv'VBFR&6'2BvvW&FRFVvWfW"G&W626BFW&^( 27G&rFW&W7Btr$4W&FrW'3S3F֖FvB3cRF2V 6W&6SFRW&7W'Ww0T$rg&W $TDT4U54%02FRVB76"FRv7VVB&&V7BFRWF&G266VF&PFFRfVFW&&&BF֖7G&FBF6VBvFWFr6Ɩf&Vf&VFVƗG7B4U7FF&G2FRWF&GF'2B&W'G0G2&ƗGFvR&67&72VWfV&V2( "Vf&VF&f3'Fr6V&6W2B&f2VWFr6FF0bFR&f2( "f6rBgVFsGG&7FrVFW'2F֖rbgVFr( "VvâVWFrVv&WV&VVG2FB7B66VGVR67Bf6r( "W&F2BFV6R67G3&V7Fr67G2V7W&rFW&R6fW&VB'f&W2BvfW&VB7V'6FW2( "&&Bw&VVVG3VvFFrw&VVVG2f"V6&V7B6V7F( "&FW'6Bf&V&&WfVVW3r&VƗ7F2&V7F26G&7FrvFG&W&F'2FB6FVƗfW"F6R&V7F2( "&vBbvF6FrBVffV7FfVǒvr&vBbv7V6F2( "7Fffr&v旦F7G'V7GW&S7FffrWFVWB6vr&V7BFVG2( "7FVFW"7W'C'VFrBFrV&Ɩ2B&fFR7W'BfW FR( "FV66âvr&62766FVBvFGVVƖrw&VGvFW"7G2VF2V'FVRfVG2ƖvVBFVF2f"FW&VG2G6ƖFW2( "F&B'Gw&VVVG3v&rvFWFƗFW2'FW'2F6FRWFƗFW2VffV7FfVǒFR$U4T$4f"eTDp6Ɩf&( 2#bw&72FW7F2&GV7Bv2&RFC"bG&Ɩ( FrBFPv&N( 26F&vW7BV6גFRf6FR2CC&ƖFV'B'W&FV#bB&Ɩ2&RFVfW'&VBg&7G'V7GW&RFV6RBWw&FR67G2FRWF&G( 27W'&VBW7FFRF6WFR5"g&6<:F&W'6fVB0C#r&Ɩ'WBvFB&RF֗7F2B26V7W&VB&VvǒC#&Ɩখ6VFrfVFW&7FVW2Wg&FRW&6&V6fW'B&VfW7FV@7B6VFR&#&&F2B6BG&FRgVG2vWfW"FR%$gVG2fR&VV7VBFRgWGW&Rb6BG&FR&WB##2V6W'F@5.( 2w&VFW7B6vfW&"W'''&vFW&2WB#45$27FFVBFB6R6V7F2v&R&fF&RFV"f'7BV"`t$( "$t( "4%DथTŒTuU5B#pvևFF6