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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 »

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 »

Chinese High-Speed Rail Delegation Headed To San Francisco

According to a plugged-in tipster, a special delegation of senior officials and executives representing China’s largest high-speed rail authorities, including the China Railway Corporation, are headed to San Francisco this week to discuss the very real possibility of China participating in California’s high-speed rail project. Executives from the Export-Import Bank... Read More »

Developers Will Pay Transbay District Tax, But With Lower NPV

The trio of developers leading the charge against the 0.55 percent tax they had agreed in principle to pay the City in exchange for an already adopted up-zoning of their parcels within the Tansbay Transit Center District are giving up the fight, but their payments will be spread over 37... Read More »

High Speed Rail Ruling Threatens Transbay Terminal Plan As Well

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny has ruled that California’s High Speed Rail Authority cannot access the $9 billion in bonds that voters had approved for the HSR project back in 2008. While the ruling doesn’t kill HSR in California outright, it does drive a significant stake, or sharp... Read More »

A Bold Plan To Tear Down I-280 North Of 16th Street In San Francisco

A Bold Plan To Tear Down I-280 North Of 16th Street In San Francisco

With a conceptual plan to take down I-280 north of 16th Street in San Francisco, eliminating the ramps at Sixth and Brannan and at Fourth and King and building a street-level boulevard in its place, the Mayor’s office is testing the waters for an idea that a number of... Read More »

More Evidence Of A High Speed Snub For The Transbay Transit Center

More Evidence Of A High Speed Snub For The Transbay Transit Center

Last November Judge Quentin Kopp, chairman of the High Speed Rail Authority, spoke out against extending California’s proposed high speed rail line beyond the current Caltrain station at Fourth and King. And according to the Examiner, the California High Speed Rail Authority appears to be following their chairman’s lead:... Read More »

Unplanned Obsolescence For Transbay High-Speed Station Design?

Unplanned Obsolescence For Transbay High-Speed Station Design?

“San Francisco’s planned high-speed rail station in the new Transbay Terminal would be obsolete within two decades, state transportation officials warn, forcing them to rethink the design.” UPDATE: The part of the story that didn’t get picked up by the Chronicle according to a plugged-in reader: The consultants hired... Read More »