Tuesday 20 February 2018


 Mayor Hall, Distinguished Councilman and City Staff my name is Graham Kaye-Eddie.  I reside at 13109 Hageman Frontage Road Bakersfield, 93314-9600

 You know that my thoughts have been recorded over these long-term studies as a contrarian toward the CAHSR project.

 The technology of transportation has changed radically in our knowledge spectrum.  Science and technology of transportation has exploded since “Steel wheel steel rail” was invented. Railways do not work effectively anymore for speed of travel. Looking for opportunity and value in traditional old places is not going to work for Californians.

 Success in the transportation markets these days requires new strategies and creative, out-of-the-box thinking. This is all done by design with a small amount of risk taking. Initially when this project began it was politically astute to name the effort for a new movement system as the California a High Speed Ground Transportation System

 It seems that when the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) was formed and the technology choice was made here in Bakersfield some years ago to go with ancient railway technology, it was a done deal simply because it honored the authorities title. Remember that the Council of Governments in Southern California prescribed Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) while the northern Californian Council of Governments wanted “steel wheel steel rail”.

 The mental intelligence default offered by collusion of old rail technology leaders, consultants, lobbyists and media as industry representatives is in my opinion for their own enlightened self-interest. Opposition to this project has been like chasing the wind to offer an alternative Maglev technology comparison. The public has been bullied into accepting only one solution. In so doing and according to current public sentiment it will fail on its own weight. The CHSRA has for years been shepherding a whirlwind of worthless promises on taxpayer dollars.

 There are numerous factors that should be revealed to all Californians who might wish to reject high-speed rail (HSR) for a Maglev alternative that works and will not become a subsidized burden forever on the next generation. Why? Because Maglev cost for infrastructure, maintenance and operation, financing and fare structure bodes a superior and supportable transportation system.

 Magnetic Levitation transportation technology is superior to that of rail in all facets of it’s serviceable capabilities. Considering a side-by-side comparison between HSR and Maglev for advanced mobility in only three categories it can be clearly demonstrated that if the consequences are addressed and carefully evaluated maglev is the technology of choice. First it will be revealed positive for the people it serves (15), second for right technology to adopt (15) and third for the cost/benefit derived from its use. (8).

 One of the primary Laws of Nature in which we live on earth together is the following: – WITHOUT MOBILITY THERE IS NO LIFE.

 What we need is reality instead of only virtual communication;

What we need is millions of new jobs;

What we need is a new infrastructure for transportation;

What we need is to build cities that are going to create new wealth;

What we need is to reduce energy consumption;

What we need is to finance the project without government subsidies;

What we need is to reduce CO2 and greenhouse gases impacting Nature.

 What we need is a new transportation VISION that promises to heal the planet.

 Any new transportation system should provide a way for transporting goods and people in California with superior energy efficiencies and capacities that are less damaging to the environment, especially air pollution. Let us start with a maglev transportation system for people and goods that services citizens 24/7 in all weather conditions from point to point throughout the entire geography of California. All California citizens will pay for the system introduction and therefore should have easy access to the mobility offered.


 Technical design entrepreneurship with leadership wins if transportation life cycle costs and sustainability issues are measured transparently.

 May I appeal to Bakersfield City Council to help us all to think about implementing a long term holistic Maglev VISION that will bring all Californians to progressively lead the world again in the affairs of moving people and goods economically without harming the environment. Your attentiveness tonight, I pray, have raised your awareness and curiosity for further information to proceed on a better-defined pathway.

 I leave you with copies for your interest and public record.


 A list of issues is submitted for evaluation.


  1. Safe travel duration reduction
  2. Collapse of distance with speed of travel from point to point.
  3. Timesavings in reaching local and regional destinations
  4. Low fare for all travelers
  5. Frequency of ridership statistics
  6. No accidents
  7. Screening and complete security protection
  8. Substantial reduction on consumer cost for cargo delivered
  9. Creation of thousands of new jobs (Head and Hand)
  10. No scheduled passenger boarding/de-boarding
  11. Twenty-four hour annual service on call for travel
  12. Easy exit choices while in transit
  13. No permanent impact on existing communities
  14. Few impacts on the natural environment
  15. Enhances quality of life


  1. Low energy consumption
  2. Complete control over air pollution, noise and vibration emissions
  3. Benign to the environment
  4. Less building material quantities
  5. Less construction costs
  6. Fast construction timetables
  7. Multiple Portal distributions for reaching populations in Villages, Towns and Cities
  8. Savings of land use footprint areas for right of way (ROW)
  9. Existing manufacturing capabilities for all elements available from respective industries
  10. Substantive qualified facts on all technical assumptions for implementation
  11. Three-tiered vehicle movement access into system operation
  12. Vast American engineering competence
  13. Construction method alternatives
  14. Less maintenance for roads and airports as a transportation bridge to travel future
  15. Prototypes built in China and research actions in Korea.


  1. No subsidies required
  2. Overcoming imminent fuel shortages
  3. Boosting the marketplace for National action
  4. Private sector financing in hand
  5. Creation of Real Estate wealth 
  6. Enhanced GDP from both system internal and external impacts
  7. Technical educational for planning, construction and operations
  8. “Software” and “Hardware” testing laboratories


Visit  www.et3.comwww.makabusi.comwww.starkorecity.com; for a solution.

 Submitted for Public Record by

Graham Kaye-Eddie

M.U.D.                        12/12/2011




1.       Rethinking Mobility at COP17

             By Heather King Published December 01, 2011


2.       California Bullet Train Project Advances Amid Cries of Boondoggle. By ADAM NAGOURNEY Published: November 26, 2011


3.       California high-speed rail authority spends millions to polish image. By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com Published: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011


4.        Requiem for a Train – High-speed rail is dead in America. Should we mourn it? By Will Oremus| Posted Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at 8:24 PM ET  Published by Slate



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