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Perspective - June 8, 2007

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Starbucks in downtown Danville.

If there were a cheap and efficient train that went from Danville to your work would you take it instead of driving?

I wouldn't because of my work; my car is like my second office. In general, it's a great idea and I would do it on the weekends. I would go into San Francisco for shopping, but you still have to get from BART to where you want to go. In Europe there is less of a distance to bike from the station.

Kasia Zelichowski

account coordinator

Growing up in Berkeley, there was a bus right next to the house and we always took it. For a train, you would have to have a huge ridership and the suburbs wouldn't support that. I would vote 100 percent to do away with automobiles, but you would have to have a high density of people living around the BART station.

Bob Crawford

retired banker

I'm from Livermore, but I would take a train. I'd walk a half mile to the train station. I think the mindset is starting to change. If we want to support public transportation, people have to change and the government has to change. Right now they are too wrapped up in their own bureaucracy and it's difficult to move forward.

Sue Crawford

retired teacher

My wife would. I work from home, so I wouldn't need to. She works in San Francisco and that would be fantastic for her. She drives to work and drives to BART and she hates both.

Mike Briggs

engineer

I don't have much of a commute. I live in Danville and I work less than a mile away. But if I had to commute, yes, to avoid gas prices. Right now I take the train, but only into the city.

Carrie Tullis

marketing assistant

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