Rail Committee

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The Rail Committee discusses topics on rail grade separation. They also review the work performed by the Expanded Citizen Advisory Panel (XCAP). The Committee uses the Rail Guiding Principles(PDF, 270KB) as a standard to assist with their decision making process. For information on project updates, please visit the Connecting Palo Alto website. The Rail Committee meets on an as-needed basis.

Rail Committee Members

  • Mayor Pat Burt
  • Vice Mayor Lydia Kou (Chair)
  • Council Member Alison Cormack

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Office of the City Clerk: City Hall, 7th Floor
250 Hamilton Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94301

2022 Agendas and Minutes

Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
June 15, 2022
Agenda Packet(PDF, 691KB)
 Action Minutes  Video
May 18, 2022
Agenda Packet(PDF, 302KB)
Action Minutes(PDF, 70KB) Video
April 20, 2022
Agenda Packet(PDF, 1MB)
Action Minutes(PDF, 88KB) Video


Past Agendas and Minutes