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Schedule for Modernization of Caltrain (Unofficially) Slips

Schedule for Modernization of Caltrain (Unofficially) Slips

As we first reported last year, the risk-adjusted timeline for the completion of Caltrain’s electrification and modernization project had slipped from the second to last day of 2021 to April of 2022, which included five (5) months of budgeted leeway for project risk factors and a reduced allocation of... Read More »

Results of SF’s Railyard, Tracks and I-280 Redevelopment Study

Results of SF’s Railyard, Tracks and I-280 Redevelopment Study

While the full results of San Francisco’s Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Boulevard Feasibility Study, which is now known as Planning’s five-point Rail Alignment and Benefits (RAB) Study, are slated to be revealed this evening, here’s the executive summary: 1. As we expected and first reported last month, the recommended... Read More »

Target Opening Day for the Salesforce / Transbay Transit Center Set

Target Opening Day for the Salesforce / Transbay Transit Center Set

With little slippage in the expected completion date for San Francisco’s Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center over the past month, the target opening date for the new center and its 5.4-acre rooftop park has been unofficially set for August 12, 2018. Keep in mind that the opening date assumes no major... Read More »

Tunneling to the Transbay: Most Likely Approach and Timing

Tunneling to the Transbay: Most Likely Approach and Timing

While there are technically three possible routes by which trains are slated to eventually reach San Francisco’s new Salesforce/Transbay Transit Center, in terms of the most probable path, there are really only two. While a Citizens Working Group convened to study the potential paths continue to include a Mission... Read More »

Timing for San Francisco’s Transit Center Pushed Back

Timing for San Francisco’s Transit Center Pushed Back

While the 5.4-acre rooftop park atop San Francisco’s future Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center is on track to be fully planted, landscaped and construction complete in June, the timing to complete the $2.3 billion building below has slipped anew. Originally expected to be substantially complete at the end of 2017, the... Read More »

Projected Timing for Electrification of Caltrain Pushed Back to 2022

Projected Timing for Electrification of Caltrain Pushed Back to 2022

While the Caltrain electrification project officially broke ground this past July, at which point the electrified service was expected to be up and running by the second to last day of 2021, including five months of budgeted leeway for project risk factors, the latest forecast for completing the project... Read More »

Timing for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center Slips

Timing for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center Slips

Having already fallen a couple months behind schedule as of earlier this year, the forecasted timing to reach the “substantial completion” of construction for San Francisco’s $2.3 billion Transbay Transit Center building and rooftop park (a.k.a. the Salesforce Transit Center and Park) has slipped anew and is now threatening... Read More »

Electrifying Caltrain News: Project Underway

Electrifying Caltrain News: Project Underway

The Caltrain electrification project officially broke ground in Millbrae this morning. Originally expected to cost $1.5 billion and be operational in 2019, the budget to electrify Caltrain has been upwardly revised to $1.98 billion, including a $316 million contingency fund, and the likely date that the first electric train... Read More »

Could Potrero and Dogpatch Lose Their Coveted Caltrain Stop?

Could Potrero and Dogpatch Lose Their Coveted Caltrain Stop?

With the refined options for connecting Caltrain (and High Speed Rail) to San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center, redeveloping the 20-acre Caltrain Depot at 4th and King Streets and tearing down the northern terminus of I-280 in San Francisco expected to be ready by the end of this year, the... Read More »

Five More Transbay Transit Center Lawsuits in the Works

Five More Transbay Transit Center Lawsuits in the Works

While the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), which is in charge of San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center, has already been named as a defendant in two lawsuits related to the sinking of the adjacent Millennium Tower, lawsuits which could further delay the delivery of train service to the... Read More »