There was no opportunity for public comment on this topic. The following remarks were made.
- The High Speed Rail issue has generated more citizen response than any other topic since a suggestion that nuclear waste be stored in the County.
- The resolution was not so much about the Buckingham Branch per se. Instead the supervisors want the DRPT to explore other options.
- They expressed a need for dialog with the DRPT.
My personal take on this topic is that the Buckingham Branch is not technically feasible ─ particularly at its southern end. If they want to pursue a really different option then they will have to look at new technology, such as Hyperloop Trains ─ a topic I broached with the same Board of Supervisors in July of this year.