Community Roundtable to Explore Trench and Tunnel Rail Options
Rail Grade Separation is another one of the Priorities for 2018, with the goal of choosing a preferred alternative by the end of the year. In order to stay on track, the next Connecting Palo Alto community roundtable on trenching and tunneling options will be held on Tuesday, March 6 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Palo Alto Art Center auditorium.
Time is of the essence for the Connecting Palo Alto rail program because Caltrain electrification will be complete by 2021, which means by 2025 there could be 20 trains per hour during peak times. This would mean that gates at rail intersections would be down 25% of the time during daily peak periods with traffic congestion doubling by 2030. The $700 million in Measure B funding is also being split between other communities and projects that are further along than Palo Alto, adding to the time constraints.
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Last Updated: February 19, 2018