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Tuesday Feb 11 in San Francisco: Governing Caltrain in the Age of Electrification

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority is considering the creation of a public-private partnership that would charge a toll on Caltrain and High Speed Rail passengers to help fund the Downtown Extension to the Transbay Terminal (DTX).  If that is done, would it make sense to have a single private entity operating Caltrain and DTX? Or a single entity operating High Speed Rail, Caltrain, and DTX?

Should Caltrain and BART be run by the same entity, when an electrified Caltrain can cost-effectively run a more frequent BART-like schedule?  Or should Caltrain stay as it is with more stable funding, and better coordination of schedules and fares?

What can we learn from examples of how rail systems are governed in other places around the world?   What are the considerations here in the Bay Area that affect our choices?   Now is the time for riders, stakeholders, and decision-makers to understand the options that might transform Peninsula Corridor rail in the coming years.

On Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 pm, come hear international and regional experts discuss the advantages and risks of the various choices. At SPUR San Francisco, 654 Mission Street. Click here to RSVP

Moderator: Adina Levin, Friends of Caltrain

Panelists:

Lou Thompson, Chair, High Speed Rail Peer Review Group and Principal, TGA Assoc, LLC, global consulting for rail systems in the U.S., Europe, South Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Jessica Zenk, Senior Director for Transportation Policy for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Ratna Amin, Transportation Policy Directory, SPUR

Yoriko Kishimoto, former board member, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Representatives of High Speed Rail and Caltrain will be present to answer questions.

 

Representatives of High Speed Rail and Caltrain will be present to answer questions.


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      Location: Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium San Mateo County Transit District 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos

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      Location: Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium San Mateo County Transit District 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos

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      SamTrans Board meeting

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      Caltrain JPB meeting

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Location: Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium San Mateo County Transit District 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos

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      TJPA CAC Meeting

      Starts: 5:30 pm

      Location: 201 Mission Street, Suite 2100 San Francisco, CA