My ten-day trip, five days each in Frisco and Vegas, was cultural for the former and academic for the latter. In both cities I also had the opportunity to get together with family and friends.
Hawaii is my home and San Francisco is #2, for I I have lived on the Stanford campus (when I was a student there, plus a decade later when I spent the summer with the NASA Ames Research Center) and during my two stints at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore and Fremont).
that occurs today. The line now goes past Fremont one station, with two more, one to Milpitas and the other to North San Jose, scheduled for later this year. The $4.7 billion third phase to Downtown San Jose and Santa Clara is still on track for 2026, but is un-funded. There is no plan to extend the system south of Millbrae.
BART trains look old and are screechily noisy. The windows are plastic and stained by sunlight and wear. You can't see outside well. When you're inside, there is no indication of where you are nor the next stop, and the audio malfunctions. The buses are great, but that's because they're new.
This card changed my whole attitude about traveling about the city. Just beep it once when you get on the bus.
State lawmakers are struggling with the allowance of special lounges, etc., and Denver seems closest to actually experimenting. Of course, don't sneak MJ home. Las Vegas has obvious green disposal stations. Here is an ad in San Francisco:
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