Rail Committee

Hybrid meetings for boards, commissions, and committees began March 1, 2022.
Participate in-person at City Hall (Council Chambers and Community Meeting Room) and virtually. Ad Hoc Committees remain virtual only. Check out our Resources for Hybrid Meeting Attendance.

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.


2023 Rail Committee Members

  • Council Member Pat Burt (Chair)
  • Council Member Ed Lauing
  • Council Member Vicki Veenker

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

Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Past Rail Committee Agendas and Minutes