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San Francisco’s Downtown Rail Extension Is Now “The Portal”

San Francisco’s Downtown Rail Extension Is Now “The Portal”

As we outlined last year, the projected $6 billion extension of Caltrain to San Francisco’s new Transit Center, which was based on 2017-era dollars and had been dubbed San Francisco’s “Downtown Rail Extension” (DTX), was in the process of being rebranded in an attempt to “raise awareness and public... Read More »

Budget for Electrification of Caltrain Hits $2.44B

Budget for Electrification of Caltrain Hits $2.44B

Originally expected to cost $1.5 billion and be operational in 2019, the projected budget for electrifying Caltrain, which had already ticked up to $2.3 billion earlier this year, has just been increased to $2.44 billion with a completion date that’s currently projected in the fourth quarter of 2024. Keep... Read More »

Setting the Stage for Caltrain’s Realignment and SNACS in SF

Setting the Stage for Caltrain’s Realignment and SNACS in SF

With the City having selected the Pennsylvania Avenue Alignment as the path by which trains should eventually reach San Francisco’s new Salesforce Transit Center, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority is about to set the stage for securing environmental clearances for the project, the foundational study for which is... Read More »

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 »