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Re: Now is the time to share your thoughts on future Caltrain service - business plan meetings upcoming

From: domainremoved <Steve>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:31:24 -0800

Hi Adina,
The Council should right away follow through on its promise to analyze the
fully elevated grade separation alternative in Menlo Park. It they stick to
Ohtaki's plan, Caltrain will continue to be a barrier to surface
connectivity & safety for all e-w travel in MP unless this alternative is
adopted.


On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 12:07 PM Friends of Caltrain <
adina.levin_at_(domainremoved)

> Have you been eager for improvements to Caltrain service that will take
> advantage of electrification? Now is the time to speak up.
>
> Starting this week, Caltrain is hosting a series of community meetings on
> its Business Plan
> <http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=ZRSOjF6Xzlj%2F4IT%2Bdtf8%2FivWhu%2BgLSz5> providing
> an overview of the planning process and an opportunity to provide feedback.
>
> Studies for the business plan suggest that Caltrain could carry up to 3x
> the number of passengers
> <http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=5BmE%2B1X7zX5jhJOwIKyBUivWhu%2BgLSz5>,
> with improvements to service and investments in infrastructure. If Caltrain
> ran more all-day, all-week service, it could serve a much higher share of
> trips. And if Caltrain made investments such as longer trains, plus
> passing tracks and grade separations, it could serve a much higher share of
> trips at rush hour.
>
> Do you have thoughts about:
>
> - What sort of service Caltrain should offer in the age of
> electrification? Focused on commuters, like today? Focused on a wider
> variety of trips all day and all week?
> - What places should get frequent service, and why?
> - How important should it be to provide a seamless transit experience,
> including using Caltrain with other transit and travel modes? How important
> are schedule reliability and connections?
> - Given the outgoing governor’s directive to be climate-neutral by
> 2045, do we want transit to increase market share compared to driving?
> - Should our region invest in infrastructure required to make major
> service improvements?
>
> Now is also a good time to bring up changes that would be helpful to
> achieving the goals. If you'd like to see support for more trip types in
> addition to daily commuting, then perhaps zone-based fare system isn't the
> most convenient anymore. If a reliable schedule and transfers are
> important, than level boarding investments are needed.
>
> In sum - if you have ideas about Caltrain service starting in 2022 and in
> the coming decades, now is the time to speak up. If these meetings aren't
> convenient for you, send notes in writing to businessplan_at_(domainremoved)
>
>
> *November 13, 6-8 p.m. *San Mateo County Transit District Auditorium
> 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos
>
>
> *November 14, 6-8 p.m. *Mission Creek Senior Center
> 930 4th Street, San Francisco
>
>
> *November 26, 6-8 p.m. *Rose Garden Library
> 1580 Naglee Avenue, San Jose
>
> Thanks for speaking up for better Peninsula Corridor and Bay Area Transit. And
> if you value staying informed on timely opportunities to speak up and make
> a difference, please click here
> <http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=Xg89tSToILNNr9MfGOnFnCvWhu%2BgLSz5> to
> donate.
>
> - Adina
>
> Adina Levin
> Friends of Caltrain
> adina.levin_at_(domainremoved)
> http://greencaltrain.com
> 650-646-4344
>
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Received on Mon Nov 12 2018 - 12:29:33 PST

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