Posts Tagged ‘tjpa’

by Rafael (warning: long post) Introduction Caltrain Firebird is a new infrastructure and operations concept I have developed to illustrate how integrated planning and modern technology could reduce HSR implementation cost in the SF peninsula while delivering the desired aggregate throughput capacity for the corridor plus improved Caltrain service, probably at a lower operating subsidy […]

Jun 14th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Rafael over the past six months, San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Center (TTC) project has been the topic of numerous posts on both this blog and the Caltrain-HSR compatibility blog (index at the end of this post). So why am I revisiting this wretched topic yet again? Well, as Henry Kissinger once famously paraphrased Sayre’s […]

Sep 23rd, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Yesterday the California Attorney General’s office responded to an August 21 letter from the Transbay Joint Powers Authority. The TJPA letter argued that it is “legally improper” for the CHSRA to study any alternatives to the Transbay Terminal as the San Francisco terminus. Deputy AG Christine Sproul, writing on behalf of AG Jerry Brown, explained […]

Sep 18th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Just a techie tidbit note today regarding the DTX tunnel that is at the heart of the engineering side of the dispute between CHSRA and TJPA on whether the current design meets CHSRA’s future needs. I know we’ve been over this too many times already, but somehow the issue needs to be put to bed […]

Apr 17th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized