Feedback on Our Story on the Transbay Tube

Plus a hiking app recommendation.




Our article on BART considering a second Transbay Tube contemplating a station in Jack London Square and Alameda [“New Tube or Pipe Dreams?,” March], produced some interesting comments on Facebook.



Nooooooooooooo, thank you! We’ve got a great thing going on here w/out it.

—Jenn Heflin


And the cost per net incremental rider on this extension will be how many gazillions of diverted tax dollars? Oh, that’s right—who needs to cost justify this?

—Fred Klaske


I don’t know what they are proposing at this time, but the business community through the Greater Alameda Business Association was discussing this as far back as 2000. At that point, it was proposed that BART build a repair station for BART on the base and that the city of Alameda would donate the land. It is apparent to everybody who lives on the west side or travels through that area to and from that some other means of getting across the estuary is absolutely necessary. I am happy that discussions have been opened in this regard. I am sure that the city would really appreciate our community getting very involved in resolving this issue. It is not going to go away.

—Deborah Spalla


If we are going to build up a community on the base land and expand as we are, BART may be a logical way a alleviate traffic congestion. It is now unbearable at 8:30 a.m. as it is.

—Billy Barack Davidson


Fred, they said the same thing when BART was first proposed! Head out of sand, please, bro.

—WmJms Davidson


Hiking App

I would also include Spyglass into this list [“Trails 2.0,” March]. Using augmented reality, the app overlays compass, GPS, and location info on top of visuals captured by an iPhone camera or the map itself. It can measure distance, sizes of objects, your speed, altitude and potential arrival time to the target. You can use it as a waypoints tool, sextant, compass, rangefinder, speedometer, inclinometer and more.

Anonymous comment

Mr. Espresso Congrats

Auguri Signore Di Ruocco and everyone at Mr. Espresso [“Mr. Espresso’s Founder Wins Prestigious Award,” Feast Bay], we serve your line of Espresso and other coffees at C’era Una Volta, and guests frequently rave about the quality of the coffee. We are so lucky and happy that you are part of the East Bay culinary community. Grazie mille.

—Rudy Duran and Cheryl Principato, Co-founders
C’era Una Volta Italian Restaurant, Alameda

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