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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.