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Caltrain

A new paradigm in transportation planning?

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) plans for future BART currently include an extension to the Santa Clara Caltrain Station. Is this an appropriate use of transportation dollars? The map above highlights the area within one half mile of the existing Santa Clara Transit Center. Exclusive of student housing at Santa Clara University, there read more »

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Sunnyvale Lawrence Station walking tour Saturday morning

Lawrence Station in Sunnyvale, California has been the subject of a years long process to transform the auto-centric environment near this Caltrain station into a transit oriented, pedestrian friendly development. The Lawrence Station Area Plan seeks to investigate options and identify strategies that maximize benefits for Sunnyvale that come from the area’s proximity to Lawrence read more »

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Caltrain Bike Advisory Committee meeting tonight

6:45 PM tonight at the Samtrans building in San Carlos, CA. This is one block away from the San Carlos Caltrain station. On tonight’s agenda: Bike theft prevention update. Has bike theft been a problem on the trains lately? Alameda Bikes update. This is the new operator for what used to be Warm Planet at read more »

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How does Caltrain come up with 88,000?

The media has widely reported the record-breaking 568,061 passengers on BART and 88,000 Caltrain passengers on the day of the San Francisco Giants parade. Just how do they count these people? BART counts the number of people who exit a station through the fare gates. You insert your magnetic stripe paper ticket into the gate read more »
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Marriage proposal on Caltrain

Aaron and Maggie met each as Caltrain passengers in 2008. He proposed to her on the train at 2nd Street San Francisco in 2012. Related posts: Caltrain: 2 more trains on weeknights Caltrain vs pickup truck in San Mateo, train wins Caltrain and bikes
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Caltrain public hearing TONIGHT

Caltrain Joint Powers Board (JPB) will hold a public hearing on proposed service increases. Proposed service changes include Restoring trains 236, 237, 256 and 257 to the Caltrain weekday schedule. Adding two new trains to the evening commute. Adding more stops to Sunnyvale and Palo Alto. NB 211, 221, 231 would stop at Sunnvale in read more »
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Eric Salvatierra rode a bicycle :-(

39 year old Palo Alto resident Eric Salvatierra was a Vice President for PayPal. He apparently commuted by bike and Caltrain from his Palo Alto home to his office. He was apparently walking his bike across the tracks on Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park, CA when he was struck and killed by northbound Caltrain 233, read more »

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