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New South San Francisco Caltrain Station Finally Under Construction

Powerful public officials gush over the $59 million reconstruction of the South San Francisco Caltrain Station, hailing it a “win-win” and “a testament to the city’s perseverance.” A marvelous improvement it is, replacing today’s arduous and hazardous climb for people walking and bicycling up the Grand Avenue overpass to reach…

Caltrain Bike Parking Plan Official

On Thursday November 2, the Caltrain Board of Directors unanimously adopted the 2017 Bicycle Parking Management Plan, the agency’s third major bicycle parking plan in the past ten years. The item was scheduled to be reviewed at the Board’s October 5 meeting, but was postponed on that date by Caltrain Board…

Sunnyvale Underpasses Move Forward

Constructing underpasses under the Caltrain tracks at both Mary Avenue and Sunnyvale Avenue as proposed by city staff received a generally positive review by the Sunnyvale City Council on Tuesday October 17, with the public and business community in particular in support of closing Sunnyvale to motorized traffic and constructing…

Caltrain Sales Tax Likely Delayed To 2020

Caltrain’s staff, Board members, and the public have all expressed a preference to place the agency’s one-eighth cent sales tax on ballots in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties in 2020 instead of 2018, concerned that one year is too little time to answer unresolved questions and provide…

Third Caltrain Bike Parking Plan Postponed

For the past decade Caltrain has promised better bicycle parking at its stations, through plans adopted in 2008 and 2014. But on Tuesday October 5 at 12:20 pm, the agency’s Board of Directors Chair and Redwood City City Council member Jeff Gee abruptly decided to postpone discussion and adoption of…

Caltrain Ignores Dumbarton Rail Bike-Ped Path

“The planning effort here was made possible by a generous grant from Facebook,” explained Caltrain Executive Director Jim Hartnett on September 7 of SamTrans’s draft Dumbarton Transportation Corridor Study, a visionary set of bus and rail transit services that could shuttle 23,300 daily riders across San Francisco Bay. “We’d not have…

Palo Alto Post: Vote No Caltrain Sales Tax

On Monday August 21 the Palo Alto Post penned a hard-hitting editorial urging voters to reject Caltrain’s proposed 2018 sales tax, which is over triple the tax the agency says it needs in operating subsidies to balance its budget. California Senate Bill 797, sponsored by state Senator Jerry Hill, would allow…