Friends of Caltrain Forum: Caltrain modernization and High-Speed Rail Blended System

When
October 21, 2011   8:30 am   
Where
SPUR headquarters, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
From Friends of Caltrain:
On October 21, SFMTA board chair Tom Nolan and board director Cheryl Brinkman will host a session at SPUR giving San Francisco supporters of Caltrain the chance to learn about emerging developments about Caltrain modernization and High Speed Rail.This past summer, a Caltrain study showed that it would be basically feasible to build a “blended system” that can run 2-4 high speed trains per direction per hour between San Francisco and Los Angeles, on upgraded Caltrain tracks.  This “blended solution” is estimated to cost about $1.5 billion, well below the $5 billion estimated cost to build the original 4-track, completely elevated system envisioned by the high speed rail authority.

How would the blended system work? How would this affect San Francisco Commuters? What are the implications for the extension of train service to the TransBay terminal?   How does this relate to the decisions  shaping the fate of High Speed Rail?  Marian Lee, acting director of Caltrain’s modernization program, will present and answer your questions.

Help SPUR choose the right room: RSVP here  http://caltrainmodern.eventbrite.com/