July-August 2002
3921 East Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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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
Peninsula Rail 2000, is a 20-year old, all-
volunteer, 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 Corridor;
and building the proposed high speed rail
line connecting the Bay Area and Southern
Location for BayRail Alliance General
Round Table Pizza,
1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park,
near the Menlo Park Caltrain station
Location for Caltrain JPB and CAC meet-
SamTrans administrative office,
1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos,
one block west from San Carlos Caltrain station
Meeting dates, topics, and locations are subject to change without notice.
For latest information, visit http://www.bayrailalliance.org.
Staying on Track
2002 BayRail Alliance, all rights reserved.
Executive Editor: Andy Chow
Copy Editor: Russell Reagan
Contributor/Photographer: Margaret Okuzumi
BayRail Alliance General Meeting
July 8 - 6:30pm:
Topic: High speed rail forum, Sue Lempert
August 12 - 6:30pm:
Topic: to be announced
Caltrain Joint Powers Board Meeting
July 11, August 1 - 10:00am
Caltrain Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
July 17, August 21 - 6:00pm
BayRail Alliance
July General Meeting Topic: High Speed
Rail Forum, Sue Lempert
BayRail's high-speed rail forum is finally
happening, scheduled for September 25 at
SJSU. Help us to figure out how to educate
the public on HSR. Also, San Mateo Mayor
Sue Lempert will be appearing later in the
evening to discuss Caltrain-related matters,
including San Mateo County Measure A,
the Bay Crossings Study and Caltrain
electrification. In addition to being mayor of
San Mateo, Ms. Lempert is commissioner to
MTC and an advisory member of the Caltrain
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board.
--Margaret Okuzumi
Other events:
July 10: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Bay Crossing Study: public outreach meeting - final phase
Location: California Public Utilities Commission Auditorium
505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
July 17: Time TBA
California High Speed Rail Authority meeting
Location: To be Announced (San Jose)
July 17: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Bay Crossing Study: Policy Advisory Committee meeting
Location: City Councils Chambers, 3rd floor, Oakland City Hall
Intersection of Broadway and 14th Street in Oakland
July 17: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Bay Area Transportation and Land Use Coalition (BATLUC)
Regional meeting
Location: Sierra Club, 3rd floor, 85 2nd Street, San Francisco
July 25: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Meeting of GoHSR, a high speed rail advocacy group
Location: Sierra Club, 3rd floor, 85 2nd Street, San Francisco