Upcoming Events:

Community Meetings:

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Friends of Caltrain Meetup

Do you use Caltrain in San Francisco? There are lots of projects and decisions coming up affecting how well Caltrain serves SF.
  • Proposed November ballot measures will enable San Francisco to pay its annual Caltrain bills without annual last-minute heroics
  • The Transbay team is exploring ways topay for and accelerate the Downtown Extension, which will bring Caltrain to a central location with many more transit connections and jobs
  • San Francisco is studying the potential for new buildings where Caltrain currently stores trains
  • Bike and pedestrian improvements are planned near 4th and King, including Embarcadero bike lanes, a 2nd street road diet, improvements on Howard and Folsom, and 8th street pedestrian improvements
  • Bike share expansion is planned (though slowed due to bike vendor bankruptcy)
Do you want to support Caltrain in SF, and find out where to focus and how best to help? Do you want a lightning overview of what’s going on without slogging through many different city and transit agency web pages? Would you like to meet other Caltrain riders who also want to improve Caltrain service and access in San Francisco?

Friends of Caltrain San Francisco meetup
Wednesday April 2, 6pm
Panera on King Street across from the Caltrain station

Presenters include Gillian Gillett of the Mayor’s office, Darby Watson of SFMTA,  Sunny Angulo with Supervisor Kim.  

RSVP so we’ll be sure to have enough space.  Are there other topics you care about that aren’t on the list? Let us know, we can get an expert this time or at an upcoming meetup. Send email to adina.levin@friendsofcaltrain.com.

Caltrain’s Electrification Environmental Impact Report  - comments due April 29

The Caltrain Electrification environmental impact report is published.

The project will clean the air, increase ridership, and take cars off the road.  The environmental benefits may even be understated.

But there will be local impacts on trees and possibly traffic in some station areas.   Come learn about the EIR results and make comments in person or in writing.   The deadline for public comment is April 29 – send comments toelectrification@caltrain.com with the subject line “Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project.”

There are three public meetings coming up.

Wednesday, April 2, 6 – 8 p.m.
Redwood City Library
1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City

Monday, April 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
San Jose Main Library
150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose

Wednesday, April 9, 6 – 8 p.m.
UCSF Mission Bay,
Genentech Hall Room N114
600 16th St., San Francisco

No comments:

Post a Comment

Although you can post anonymously, I encourage you to post as yourself or under a pseudonym in case other readers would like to respond to your comments. Thanks!