Author: gesc

Important Traffic and Circulation Meeting this Tuesday March 20 at 7PM

The city is holding an important meeting Tuesday March 20th at 7PM in the San Carlos Library Conference Room at 610 Elm Street. The city will be presenting a presentation from their consultant on cut through traffic for the neighborhood South of Holly Street.  This study does NOT include all of the streets South of Holly omitting McCue and Bayport and is not building or referring to the previous study on traffic done in 2014 that did take those streets into account.  We have asked the city to review and compare that previous report to the report they just...

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Airport Noise Meeting Wednesday March 21st from 6 – 7:30PM

The Airport is conducting its final public meeting regarding the Airpot Noise on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. at the Hiller Aviation Museum 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070 It is an Open House meeting so please drop in anytime and ask any questions you have for airport staff. For more information please contact the San Carlos Airport at 650.573.3700 Public Information Workshop materials will be posted online shortly after the meeting at http://sancarlosnoise.airportstudy.com Airport Flyer...

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San Carlos Airport Update Jan 21, 2018

San Carlos Airport Noise Update Members of GESC have been working with San Mateo County staff and the San Carlos Airport staff to address some of the noise issues that have been impacting our neighborhood. We would like to let everyone know that progress has been made and that we will continue to work with all involved parties for the foreseeable future. We had a very productive meeting last Friday and as of now the Airport is working to: Have planes fly at higher altitudes – 1300 feet for arrivals and 1400 feet for planes transitioning from east to...

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Tree Screening for the Transit Village

Dear GESC community, As you know the San Carlos transit Village is being constructed as we speak. Your GESC Board and some community members have met with the city and developer for a tree plan along the berm. These plantings are primarily for visual buffers for our community. Please take a look at the attached pictures of the trees at various growth stages and types. Any comments questions or suggestions would be appreciated. Please send all correspondence to: gescpresident at gmail dot com. After we receive the comments and suggestions we will bring them back to our final planning...

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San Mateo Daily Journal – Neighbors Blast Plane Noise

The next step is to get the city to take action and join with other cities in doing something about Surf Air and the Helicopters.If Menlo Park, Atherton, and Palo Alto city Councils and City Governments can work with their residents, why can’t San Carlos?  Stay Tuned for updates. Neighbors blast plane noise: San Carlos residents complain about takeoffs October 21, 2016, 05:00 AM By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Surf Air planes may be making less noise as they approach the San Carlos Airport but nearby neighbors are now saying the noise has become unbearable during takeoffs. Atherton residents have complained...

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RSS HSR Compatibility

  • Fleet of the Future
    Not bad in blue, huh? This parody of the fragmented state of Bay Area transit is based on an image by Stadler Rail. There should be plenty in this image to offend almost everyone!
  • The End of CBOSS
    The rosy view, from 2011Caltrain's troubled positive train control solution, known as CBOSS, has now been completely abandoned, to be replaced by the de-facto standard freight PTC technology known as I-ETMS. That's mostly good news, since Caltrain will no longer be stranded with a globally unique PTC system. I-ETMS is being deployed by numerous other […]
  • CalMod 2.0: Three Things to Watch
    UPDATE, from Caltrain TIRCP funding applicationCalMod 2.0 is now formally known as EEP or Electrification Expansion Program100% state-funded through cap and trade program (TIRCP)Consists almost entirely of option buys of 96 EMU cars for $600M17 x 8-car EMU fleet planned for start of electric service (if $$ awarded)No 4-car EMUs (this is super important for future […]
  • CBOSS Dumpster Fire Update
    The CBOSS development lifecycle,as anticipated in 2009 on this blog.Today we are at "point of no return."The deadly crash of an Amtrak train near Tacoma, Washington, which would likely have been prevented if a PTC (Positive Train Control) system had been in place, has renewed the discussion of the status of PTC systems in the […]
  • Thoughts on Palo Alto
    There is a vigorous discussion of grade separations now underway in Palo Alto. It misses several important points:1) Grade Separation is not one project. Trying to come up with a single, grand unifying grade separation scheme for the entire rail corridor through Palo Alto is to over-constrain the problem and to limit the range of feasible […]

RSS Daily Journal News

  • Police reports: Wednesday • June 20, 2018
  • How does beach bacteria get so high?
    Though warm weekends and extended daylight might be drawing San Mateo County beach-goers toward the Peninsula’s extensive waterfront, health officials across the county are advising residents read up on local water quality conditions before they dive into summer beach plans.
  • Project 90, Caminar to join forces
    A merger between two longtime San Mateo nonprofits with decades of experience providing behavioral health services and substance use treatment is set to bolster the resources available to those managing mental health conditions.
  • Burlingame weighs community center redesigns
    With a key decision in an effort to rebuild the Burlingame Community Center looming, officials and residents seem narrowly split over the preferred design for the soon-to-be revitalized recreation hub.
  • Senior eviction lawsuit closes with settlement
    A lawsuit filed against the landlord who evicted Marie Hatch from her longtime Burlingame home settled with a $200,000 award to the son of the senior tenant whose displacement garnered international attention.