Caltrain Extension San Francisco Downtown - Transbay Terminal

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Thomas
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Caltrain Extension San Francisco Downtown - Transbay Terminal

Post by Thomas » Thu May 09, 2013 7:47 am

Deos anyone know the status of Caltrain's Extension into the Transbay Terminal? I believe that this--combined with the system electrification upgrade--could have a major implication regarding Caltrain for the next 100 years or so. To some extent, it could be California's version of East Side Access...

Fan Railer
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Re: Caltrain Extension

Post by Fan Railer » Thu May 09, 2013 10:51 am

it's going as planned. If you want information, the best place is to dig around Caltrain's web page for documentation.

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Re: Caltrain Extension

Post by ExCon90 » Fri May 10, 2013 1:57 pm

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority has a website at http://www.transbaycenter.org; you can click on there to be placed on an email list to receive weekly progress reports on the terminal. Right now it's all about excavating, bracing, etc., but when things reach the stage of advancing Caltrain into the terminal it should give up-to-the-week information.

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Re: Caltrain Extension

Post by Thomas » Sun May 19, 2013 7:12 pm

How could the TIFIA program impact tunnel boring for Caltrain's Extension in San Francisco?

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Re: Caltrain Extension

Post by Thomas » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:19 pm

With California's recent budget surplus, is it likely for the this pot of money to get used for Caltrain improvements, such as the Extension into the Transbay Terminal?

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Re: Caltrain Extension

Post by tomj » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:32 pm

It wouldn't be smart for the state to use surplus money for the improvement. California's finances are shaky at best, shouldn't waste surplus money on it, but I will bet the money will get spent on something stupid if it hasn't been already.

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