No….not at all….if properly phased and coordinated. However, instead of getting behind the early extension of Caltrain into downtown San Francisco, a small continent in the San Francisco Mayor’s office seem determined to sow doubt about the future of the Downtown Caltrain Extension project (DTX). Their position seems to be that in order to proceed with ambitious plans to fully build out and beautify Mission Bay, it would be necessary to add billions of dollars to the cost of extending Caltrain and to delay the extension by 15 years or more. This is not simply true. There is no inherent conflict between extending Caltrain now and developing Mission Bay. On November 2, 1999, the voters of San Francisco overwhelmingly approved Prop H. Prop H called for a high municipal priority to be placed on getting Caltrain up and running in San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center as soon as possible. That was sixteen years ago. Instead of allowing individual staff members to throw up unnecessary roadblocks, the Lee Administration should get behind this vital project and provide it with the strong political support needed to get the job done without further delay.