Join Friends of Caltrain for a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges for Caltrain to achieve level boarding and common platform height with High Speed Rail.
Currently, riders need to climb stairs to get aboard Caltrain. Caltrain has to stop for up to two minutes at each station stop, and up to five minutes for passengers in wheelchairs. BART, by comparison, stops for 30-... read the whole note.
You are invited to attend a presentation of the draft plan report for the Palo Alto Rail Corridor Study. The plan articulates the collective community vision for a revitalized corridor with neighborhood centers and improved circulation and connectivity. Your input and involvement at this second community workshop are very important for the success of this effort.
The meeting will be... read the whole note.
Bicing in Barcelona. Photo courtesy pedbikeimages.org / Ryan Snyder
A $4.29 million Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) grant for a regional bike share program was announced Wednesday. The program will add another 1,000 bikes onto the 100-bike pilot program that Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) had been designing for the... read the whole note.
SVBC recently selected San José City Councilmember Sam Liccardo, San José Deputy Department of Transportation Director Manuel Pineda, and Silicon Valley Leadership Group Vice President Shiloh Ballard to head to The Netherlands to participate in the Netherlands Bicycle Transportation Study Project. In fact, SVBC nominated three of just 11 Bay Area leaders that attended the Study Project.... read the whole note.
These are exciting times for residents of San Jose, but especially for the people who work, visit, and play in downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. As we all know, transportation improvements are coming to the Diridon Station area in the form of BART, High Speed Rail, the electrification of Caltrain, and expanded services for Amtrak, the ACE train, and the Capital Corridor. These... read the whole note.
Well, look here: SVBC member Joe Walton guides us through the steps involved in bringing your bike along on a VTA bus ride.
More information about bikes on VTA, including bikes on light rail, can be found at http://www.vta.org/schedules/bikeways_on_vta.html.