On November 9, Friends of Caltrain is hosting an educational event where you can learn more about the situation and what you can do to help. Carolyn Clevenger of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will present preliminary findings from the MTC Transit Sustainability project. Yoriko Kishimoto, former Mayor of Palo Alto, will discuss funding opportunities for Caltrain, and opportunities to get involved.
From Friends of Caltrain: Caltrain would provide faster, more on-time, more convenient, and more accessible service, and the “blended system” with Caltrain and High Speed Rail would deliver more capacity, if Caltrain and High Speed Rail could solve platform height issues. Right now, riders need to climb stairs to get aboard Caltrain. Caltrain has to […]
From TransForm: Caltrain is facing a severe fiscal crisis next year. Although it is one of the highest performing Bay Area transit agencies, is the only agency that lacks dedicated funding. Caltrain is important for our quality of life, commute alternatives, and economic vitality. We need to save Caltrain. Friends of Caltrain, of which TransForm […]
From Green Caltrain: Caltrain electrification is moving ahead and is expected to be implemented by 2019. What does this mean for upcoming decisions, environmental sustainability, quality of life, housing and jobs in Mountain View? Speakers and Panelists from Mountain View sustainability and neighborhood leaders, employers and developers, and Friends of Caltrain will help you understand […]
The Caltrain right of way divides thriving SOMA from emerging Mission Bay. Can the Downtown Extension (DTX) and High Speed Rail also help reconnect the city and enable the creation of new neighborhoods? Should the 4th and King station be moved to make room for development? How soon can the tracks be extended to downtown, […]
This week, get an update on the F-Line extension to Fort Mason, speak up at the final hearing on the JFK Bikeway, and enjoy Sunday Streets in the Mission. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday: PUBLIC Book Talk: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom. Join author Sue Macy at PUBLIC Bikes for a […]
The various public agencies shaping the plan to bring high-speed rail into downtown San Francisco disagree on what should be done with the Caltrain railyard at the 4th and King Street station. Officials from San Francisco’s Planning Department and Mayor’s Office say it’s time for the railyard — along with the northern spur of the […]