May-June 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
Staying on Track
2002 BayRail Alliance, all rights reserved.
Executive Editor: Andy Chow
Copy Editor: Russell Reagan
BayRail Alliance General Meeting
May 13 - 6:30pm:
Topic: Revamping Caltrain's fare system
June 10 - 6:30pm:
Topic: Caltrain long-term service plan
Caltrain Joint Powers Board Meeting
June 6 - 10:00am
Caltrain Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
May 15, June 19 - 6:00pm
BayRail Alliance
May General Meeting Topic: Revamping
Caltrain's fare system
Caltrain is currently undergoing a
major fare system study. Everything related
to fares or fare collection is under
consideration to be changed: the "zone"
structure, car parking charges, potential
charges for bikes on board, etc. Caltrain's
consultant is soliciting input from the public
and is scheduled to produce a set of
recommendations by this fall.
BayRail invites you to participate in a
discussion about Caltrain's fare system. We
have an unprecedented opportunity to
influence a major part of the Caltrain
experience, so we hope that you can join us
for this discussion. If you were "starting
from scratch", what kind of fare system would
you develop? What problems would you
seek to avoid in developing a system? We
don't expect to develop a set of
recommendations in just one meeting, but
we'll be doing lots of brainstorming to collect
our thoughts on this matter.
Margaret Okuzumi
Other events:
May 15: 10:00am
California High Speed Rail Authority meeting
Location: Oakland City Hall,
City Council Chambers
One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
May 15: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Bay Area Transportation and Land Use Coalition (BATLUC)
Regional meeting
Location: Sierra Club, 3rd floor, 85 2nd Street, San Francisco
May 16:
Bike to Work Day
May 23: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Meeting of GoHSR, a high speed rail advocacy group
Location: Sierra Club, 3rd floor, 85 2nd Street, San Francisco