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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 »

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 »

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 »

Electrifying Caltrain News: Project Underway

Electrifying Caltrain News: Project Underway

The Caltrain electrification project officially broke ground in Millbrae this morning. Originally expected to cost $1.5 billion and be operational in 2019, the budget to electrify Caltrain has been upwardly revised to $1.98 billion, including a $316 million contingency fund, and the likely date that the first electric train... Read More »

Chinese High-Speed Rail Delegation Headed To San Francisco

According to a plugged-in tipster, a special delegation of senior officials and executives representing China’s largest high-speed rail authorities, including the China Railway Corporation, are headed to San Francisco this week to discuss the very real possibility of China participating in California’s high-speed rail project. Executives from the Export-Import Bank... Read More »

Developers Will Pay Transbay District Tax, But With Lower NPV

The trio of developers leading the charge against the 0.55 percent tax they had agreed in principle to pay the City in exchange for an already adopted up-zoning of their parcels within the Tansbay Transit Center District are giving up the fight, but their payments will be spread over 37... Read More »

High Speed Rail Ruling Threatens Transbay Terminal Plan As Well

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny has ruled that California’s High Speed Rail Authority cannot access the $9 billion in bonds that voters had approved for the HSR project back in 2008. While the ruling doesn’t kill HSR in California outright, it does drive a significant stake, or sharp... Read More »

A Bold Plan To Tear Down I-280 North Of 16th Street In San Francisco

A Bold Plan To Tear Down I-280 North Of 16th Street In San Francisco

With a conceptual plan to take down I-280 north of 16th Street in San Francisco, eliminating the ramps at Sixth and Brannan and at Fourth and King and building a street-level boulevard in its place, the Mayor’s office is testing the waters for an idea that a number of... Read More »

More Evidence Of A High Speed Snub For The Transbay Transit Center

More Evidence Of A High Speed Snub For The Transbay Transit Center

Last November Judge Quentin Kopp, chairman of the High Speed Rail Authority, spoke out against extending California’s proposed high speed rail line beyond the current Caltrain station at Fourth and King. And according to the Examiner, the California High Speed Rail Authority appears to be following their chairman’s lead:... Read More »