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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

This Thursday Californians For High Speed Rail is hosting an event at SPUR to examine the future of high speed rail and of Caltrain in San Francisco. Keynoting the event will be Assemblymember Fiona Ma, one of the key figures in getting high speed rail on the ballot and through the legislature. CA4HSR will also […]

May 20th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Caltrain is in the midst of a stunning yet totally unsurprising (to rail advocates at least) surge in ridership that began nearly ten years ago. Yet the agency might still be forced to cut service because it doesn’t have a dedicated funding source to support operations. Such is the madness of transportation funding in California. […]

May 19th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

I was wondering when the LA Times’ anti-HSR reporter Ralph Vartabedian would swoop in to gloat over Quentin Kopp’s vehement opposition to the blended plan. Well, tonight he finally got around to the story: In his declaration, Kopp says that the bullet train business plan approved last year by the authority violates several voter-imposed requirements, […]

Mar 26th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized