One commuter hits an app on his iPhone waiting on the platform for the train. Onboard, another commuter catches up on paperwork. One reads a book while another carries on a video conversation with friends via her iPad as the sun rises.
A dry winter has meant City of Manteca vehicle maintenance workers rarely have to worry about raindrops falling on them as they work on large vehicles such as refuse collection trucks and fire engines.
Finally, a bit of sanity is surfacing around the folks at the California High Speed Rail Commission. They are taking their foot off the accelerator when it comes to their strategy of trying to steamroll over California by figuratively pursuing a one-track high speed rail vision.