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The long-awaited Caltrain modernization plan is about to begin, using funding that comes from the Prop 1A high speed rail bond. And that has Palo Alto conflicted. First-term Palo Alto City Councilmember Gail Price was recently appointed to the VTA board. The VTA board recently voted to file an amicus curiae brief in support of […]

Feb 10th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

A battle that has been simmering for years finally exploded into the open today in San Francisco, where protestors blocked one of Google’s private buses that carries workers from their homes in the Mission to Google HQ in Mountain View. Protestors charged that Google was contributing to a two-tier transportation system in the Bay Area, […]

Dec 9th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

On Monday evening at 6:30 pm Friends of Caltrain is hosting an event at Mountain View City Hall to discuss level boarding on the Peninsula rail corridor. Adina Levin of Friends of Caltrain describes the importance of this discussion to effective passenger rail service on the Peninsula: Caltrain will make key decisions affecting the long […]

Oct 10th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

On Friday Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 557, authored by Peninsula legislators including Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblymember Rich Gordon, which establishes a number of hurdles that have to be jumped before a four-track passenger rail system can be built between San Francisco and San José. The four-track alignment, in which Caltrain would occupy the […]

Sep 8th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized