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Sidewalks

The Daily News and San Jose Mercury News Article April 10th 2009 Rail neighbors hope to shed NIMBY image Concerns stem from Caltrain’s bridge that ruined some sidewalks BY MIKE ROSENBERG DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Recognizing...

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Transportation Meeting Notes

Dear GESC board members, I attended the transportation & circulation commission meeting on 11/17, from 7pm till end (around 10:25pm.) The following is a summary of what was discussed, 1. The consulting group went over the 9...

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5/27/08 GESC Meeting

SC Transit Village New Design as proposed on May 27, 2008, 7:30 PM at GESC/Laureola Building: 1. The development remains at 4 stories but was slightly lowered from 49 to 47 feet when the pitch of the roof was changed. Unit...

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3/21/08 GESC Meeting

Nearly fifty GESC residents showed up to voice their concerns at the Laureola meeting on 3/21/08. The following is a list of their concerns along with over 100 other NorthEast San Carlos resident’s concerns who personally...

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RSS HSR Compatibility

  • Electrification Delayed
    Caltrain's electrification project is showing ominous signs of falling badly behind schedule. There are at least five bearish indicators:Slippery milestoneSlipping Milestones. One key milestone reported in the project's monthly progress reports is known as "Electrification Substantial Completion." From the December 2018 report to the July 2019 report (over a span of 7 months), the milestone […]
  • Emergency Exit Fail
    Caltrain's new EMU train cars have an unusual configuration with two sets of doors. The lower level doors will be used at existing Caltrain stations, while the intermediate level doors (above the wheels at the ends of each car) are intended to be used at an undetermined date in the 2030s once these trains begin […]
  • Thoughts on Grade Separations
    The emerging Caltrain business plan is broaching the issue of grade separations, a decadal process that has been underway, well, for decades. We're already 63% of the way there today, with another dozen new grade separation projects in various stages of planning or construction. Achieving a reasonable level of grade separation for the peninsula corridor is […]
  • Foundation Progress Tracker
    One way to measure the progress of a large and complex construction program like the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Program is to count how many foundations have been completed. This is a revealing metric, since foundation construction is currently the top risk on the program due to surprises when digging holes along the right of way. It's […]
  • Eyes on Bikes
    The configuration of the new EMU bike cars is controversial because seating and bikes are not currently planned to be located together on the same level, which prevents riders from keeping an eye on their bikes and increases the risk of theft. A workshop is planned to resolve this eyes-on-bikes controversy.Bike Capacity ShenanigansClouding the issue […]

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