Supervisors Committee Discussion on High-Speed Rail Platform Length

Land Use and Economic Development Agenda [PDF]

Item of Note:

2. Hearing – Transbay Transit Center and Downtown Extension Platform Compatibility

Sponsor: Kim

Hearing requesting presentations from Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JBP), California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), and Transbay Join Powers Authority on the issue of platform compatibility, vehicle width, and its impaction the CHSRA program, Caltrain passenger and freight corridor, and the Transbay Transit Center and Downtown Extension including presentations from JPB and CHSRA status on the Request for Proposals for vehicle procurement.

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