BayRail Alliance Issue Updates, 15 January 2007
Caltrain Project 2025: Beyond the Baby Bullet -- Presentation in
This Friday, January 19, you have a chance to hear a reprise of the
fantastic presentation that Caltrain staff Bob Doty gave at the last Caltrain
Joint Powers Board meeting.
Don't miss this chance to learn more about Caltrain's Project 2025 and
Caltrain's proposed path to obtaining efficient electrified equipment.
Thanks to Yoriko Kishimoto, the new Mayor of Palo Alto, for organizing this
event and inviting the public.
Caltrain's Project 2025
Organized by: North County grouping of VTA
Friday, January 19th
Mountain View City Hall
Council Chambers (2nd floor)
Open to public with special invitation to transportation and land use
related commissions, staff, interested public including business and
Governor's Budget would eliminate HSR, harm public transit
Governor Schwarzenegger has released his proposed budget. He is proposing
eliminating support for high-speed rail. HSR needs $103 million to complete
environmental studies this year.
The Governor is also proposing that $1 billion that would go to fund public
transit operations, instead be used to pay off the interest on the bonds
that voters approved in November. In transit funding jargon, he is
recommending a permanent diversion of "spillover" funds (increase in sales
tax on gasoline collected due to rising gasoline prices) from transit. These
funds are badly needed by transit agencies to offset the increased cost of
diesel fuel, so taking these funds from public transit would be disasterous.
The Transportation and Land Use
Coalition (TALC), of which we are a member
organization, is coordinating a response along with CALPIRG. We'll keep you
posted on further developments and what you can do, but immediately, please
contact your state assemblyperson and state senator as well as Gov.
Schwarzenegger and ask them to fund HSR this year.
Caltrain Bicycle Master Plan: give input!
Caltrain is launching the development of a Bicycle Master Plan for
improvements in bicycle access and parking at Caltrain stations. The main
elements of the plan will include: system-wide parking and access design
guidelines; recommendations for non-capital improvements and Bicycle Program
Management, and; recommendations for capital improvements at the following
stations: 4th & King (SF), 22nd St (SF), Millbrae, San Mateo, Hillsdale,
Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and San Jose Diridon.
Caltrain is establishing a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for stakeholders
to provide input to the Bicycle Master Plan. Caltrain seeks a wide range of
representation for the TAG, including bicyclist-patrons, bike advocacy
groups, local jurisdictions and BACs, transportation agencies, etc.
Membership in the TAG is voluntary, and open to all.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the TAG may do so at any
time by signing up for the distribution list.
The TAG will meet every 1-2 months, with a kick-off meeting on January 24.
Meeting notices and materials will be distributed by primarily by email. The
process will take a little over a year; the plan is expected to be completed
in spring 2008.
For more information, and to sign up for the TAG distribution list,
please contact Celia Chung (Phone 650-508-6388; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Send Info To:
Celia Chung, Project Manager
Caltrain Bicycle Master Plan
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