Downtown Extension Decisions and Grade Separations – Two May events on the future of Caltrain and High Speed Rail in San Francisco and the Peninsula
San Francisco is considering big changes in how Caltrain and High Speed Rail will serve the City. Also, in the next days, Caltrain is releasing new data that provides a window into the slow phasing out of at-grade crossings on the Peninsula corridor.
Two May events will give you foresight into critical decisions for our communities and the Caltrain corridor – read on for details…
The Future of Caltrain and High Speed Rail in San Francisco—Considering the Options
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, serving many more commuters and local trips, and bringing High Speed Rail into San Francisco.
Is the current DTX design the most effective practical option, or are there opportunities to save cost and shave time from the trip to Los Angeles? The City of San Francisco is considering big changes to how Caltrain and High Speed Rail access and serve San Francisco. Come for a lively panel discussion and debate about the future of the rail corridor in San Francisco.
May 23, 12-1:30
Spur, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
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In collaboration with Californians for High Speed Rail, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco Transit Riders Union and SPUR.
The future of Grade Crossings on the Caltrain corridor
A Caltrain study coming out in the next few days gives window into the slow phasing out of at-grade crossings on the Peninsula corridor. The blended system, in which High Speed Rail and Caltrain will share tracks, saves billions from the budget for High Speed Rail, but leaves 40 at-grade crossings in place. Some of these crossings have heavy traffic, and all are safety risks.
We will look at a new data from Caltrain forecasting the impact of Caltrain electrification and High Speed Rail on the grade crossings, in the short and long term. This will provide a window into what grade separations will be needed first, and an opportunity to start planning for the changes.
May 29, 7:15-9pm
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center Oak Room
700 Alma Street, Menlo Park (Near Menlo Park Caltrain)
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