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Master Schedule for Modernization of Caltrain Officially Slips

Master Schedule for Modernization of Caltrain Officially Slips

As we first reported last year, while the projected Revenue Service Date (RSD) for Caltrain’s electrification and modernization project hadn’t been moved from December of 2021, the projected timeline to complete the first eight miles of electrified track and begin testing was running six (6) months behind schedule. And... Read More »

Knock-On Effects of Governor’s Pledge to Slow CA’s High Speed Roll

Knock-On Effects of Governor’s Pledge to Slow CA’s High Speed Roll

With Governor Gavin Newsom’s apparent pledge to significantly reduce the scope of California’s high-speed rail (HSR) project, dismissing the current feasibility of connecting San Francisco to Los Angles while touting a limited run between Bakersfield and Merced to avoid an abandonment of the project overall, the potential knock-on effects... Read More »

Path for Trains to Reach SF’s New Transit Center Has Been Picked

Path for Trains to Reach SF’s New Transit Center Has Been Picked

As we expected and first foreshadowed earlier this year, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority has officially adopted the Pennsylvania Avenue Alignment as the preferred path by which trains should reach San Francisco’s new Salesforce Transit Center, with the rail lines into the city now expected to be completely undergrounded... Read More »

The Opening of San Francisco’s New Transit Center is Here

The Opening of San Francisco’s New Transit Center is Here

Having won the city’s design competition back in 2007, broken ground in 2010 and been renamed by way of a 25-year licensing deal last year, San Francisco’s new (Transbay) Salesforce Transit Center officially opens this weekend with a block party from noon to 4PM on Saturday, August 11. Designed... Read More »

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 »