March-April 2002
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Other events:
March 4: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Caltrain Meeting on upcoming schedule change
Locations:San Francisco Caltrain Station, SamTrans administrative
office in San Carlos, and San Jose Diridon Station
March 4:
Palo Alto City Council meeting on Palo Alto Caltrain Station.
March 5:
Election Day
March 20: 9:30am
California High Speed Rail Authority meeting
Location: Hiram Johnson State Building Auditorium
455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
March 23: 10:00am-1:30pm Bay Area Transportation and Land Use Coalition Summit
Location: Laney College in Oakland, near Lake Merritt BART
March 28: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Meeting of GoHSR, a high speed rail advocacy group
Location: Sierra Club, 3rd floor, 85 2nd Street, San Francisco
March 30:
Operation of a special steam excursion train on the Caltrain line
BayRail Alliance Board of Directors:
John Tseng (President)
Andy Chow (Vice president)
Sylvia Gregory
Daniel Krause (Treasurer)
Russell Reagan (Secretary)
Paul Wendt
Executive Director:
Margaret Okuzumi
BayRail Alliance, formerly Penin-
sula Rail 2000, is a 20-year old, all-volun-
teer, entirely member-supported transit
group working to promote the creation of a
modern rail network to serve the greater
Bay Area region.
Our goals include: converting
Caltrain from diesel to electric propulsion;
increasing Caltrain frequency to at least once
every ten minutes at peak times and every
half-hour at off-peak times; extending
Caltrain to downtown San Francisco and to
the East Bay via the Dumbarton Rail Bridge;
expanding ACE and Amtrak Capitol Corri-
dor; and building the proposed high speed
rail line connecting the Bay Area and South-
ern California.
Location for BayRail Alliance General
Meetings:
Round Table Pizza,
1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park,
near the Menlo Park Caltrain station
Location for Caltrain JPB and CAC meet-
ings:
SamTrans administrative office,
1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos,
one block west from San Carlos Caltrain station
Meeting dates and topics are subjected to change without notice.
For latest information, visit http://www.bayrailalliance.org.
Caltrain is seeking input on proposed
changes to its train timetable, which would
take effect in May.
Caltrain proposes to adjust departure
times on northbound morning Trains 23
through 29 and southbound evening Trains
76 through 86. Additionally, Caltrain is ac-
cepting comments regarding the temporary
elimination of weekend service for the dura-
tion of Caltrain construction.
Drop-in meetings for riders to comment
on the schedule changes will be held March
4 from 4 pm to 6 pm at San Francisco Caltrain
Station, at SamTrans administrative office in
San Carlos, and at San Jose Diridon Station.
Written comments are being accepted
through March 11 and should be sent to
Caltrain Operations Manager, P.O. Box 3006,
San Carlos, CA 94070-1306. Comments also
may be submitted to Caltrain at 1-800-660-
4287 or 650-508-6448 (TDD only) or via e-
mail: timetablecomments@caltrain.com.
Meetings on Caltrain
Schedule Change
Staying on Track
2002 BayRail Alliance, all rights reserved.
Executive Editor: Andy Chow
Copy Editor: Russell Reagan
BayRail Alliance General Meeting
March 11 - 6:30pm:
Speaker: Gene Skoropowski, Amtrak's Capitol Corridor
April 8 - 6:30pm:
Speaker: Dan McNamara, Train Riders Association of California
Caltrain Joint Powers Board Meeting
March 7, April 4 - 10:00am
Caltrain Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
March 20, April 17 - 6:00pm