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  1. Palo Alto refines grade separation options; South Palo Alto choices won't remove housesRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    On Thursday August 23, the City of Palo Alto held a community meeting at Mitchell Park Library to review the most recently refined set of options to separate the Caltrain tracks from roadways. The diagrams for the meeting were not yet online, but are expected to be posted at the city's project website .


  2. Caltrain's fare study summarizes equity problems, sets the stage for board decisions this fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    Caltrain's report analyzing its fares concludes that the fare structure raises equity concerns, and sets the stage for board policy direction this fall. Several measures that could improve equity are queued up for next steps, but won't be ready for fall decisions.


  3. Palo Alto continues pursuit of hotel tax; parking priorities debatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    Yesterday June 4, Palo Alto City Council decided to take the next steps to pursue a potential hotel tax increase to help close an infrastructure funding gap. At the Council meeting, hotel businesses spoke in opposition, concerned that the tax increase from 14% to 16% would put Palo Alto the highest of hotel taxes in the state , and might encourage customers to stay in neighboring cities with lower hotel taxes.


  4. Monday June 4, Palo Alto decides on car-light housing -...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    Tonight, Palo Alto residents have an opportunity to take action on the topic of the May 16 forum in Palo Alto , to get unstuck on transportation climate emissions with decisions to advance car-light housing. At an agenda item scheduled for 8:15pm, the Palo Alto City Council is considering a housing development and a pilot program to make progress on this crucial issue.


  5. Caltrain grade separations: Palo Alto considers winnowing tonight;...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    Tonight, in an agenda item slated for 9pm, Palo Alto City Council will start to consider a set of ten options to separate Caltrain tracks from four city streets .


  6. MTC approves means-based fare pilot with direction to explore seamless faresRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    This morning, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission unanimously approved a pilot program for means-based transit fares . Commissioners also set direction for staff to come back with report on potential for integrated fares under Clipper 2.0 and to pursue funding sources to be able to maintain and expand the program without negatively impacting transit agecy budgets .


  7. Wrestling with transportation+climate: Mountain View leadership and...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    Like Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale report that their largest source of greenhouse gas emissions is now transportation, and a similar pattern where the city is making progress on energy emissions but not yet on transportation. Both cities are going through intensive processes to update their climate strategies, with citizen task forces and large, well-attended public meetings.


  8. Menlo Park pursues parking garage; Complete Streets Commission urges alternativesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    At its meeting on April 24, the Menlo Park City Council discussed a variety of options to add one or more parking garages on surface parking lots downtown, potentially combined with housing, a movie theater, or other uses; and options to pay for costly structured parking, which can cost upwards of $70,000 per space, as with a garage recently approved in nearby Palo Alto. According to staff analysis, parking is one of the reasons the city has seen little redevelopment in the core downtown area.


  9. Palo Alto, Mountain View advance discussion of transportation fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    On Monday, April 30, Palo Alto City Council will take the next step in considering funding for transportation and other infrastructure - but is taking consideration of funding for Caltrain grade separations off the table while the city grapples with its grade separation options . At its Finance Committee meeting on April 17, the committee recommended doing additional polling on a 2% increase in the city's hotel tax, possibly consider a real estate transfer tax, and refrain from considering a sales tax increase.


  10. Tunnel still on the table, viaduct added to grade separation options for Palo AltoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    On April 18, the Palo Alto City Council Rail Committee added several more options to the list for the City Council to winnow in May - including keeping alive consideration of a ~$3 billion tunnel , and adding back a viaduct option that had been off the table since the vociferous debates about high speed rail in 2010. Palo Alto is seeking to winnow down to 4-8 options for further consideration by June, and for council to decide on preferred alternatives by the end of the year.


  11. Mountain View, Palo Alto consider transportation fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    Tonight, Mountain View City Council and Palo Alto's City Council finance committee are taking next steps to explore local funding measures for transportation and other infrastructure priorities. * Connecting the NASA light rail station to North Bayshore * Two rail/road grade separations .


  12. PA grade seps: door may be closing on tunnel, opening on hybridRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    At Palo Alto City Council Rail Committee meeting on Wednesday , Council Members were not quite ready to rule out the $2-$4 billion citywide trench or tunnel options, but were leaning toward closing that door pending the next steps in community discussion. The next big step in the community discussion will be March 6 from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm at the Palo Alto Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Road.


  13. Wednesday morning - Palo Alto starts public discussion of grade sep fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    Palo Alto's Rail Committee will start public discussion about options and strategies to fund Caltrain grade separations this week. A report published late last year provided preliminary cost estimates.


  14. Palo Alto City Council considers downsizing a parking garage as car...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    On Monday January 22, Palo Alto City Council will be reviewing proposals to address a $50 million shortfall in funding for the city's infrastructure projects, with the largest shortfalls being for the public safety building and the two planned public parking garages downtown and in Cal Ave. One staff recommendation is to downsize the Cal Ave parking garage. As readers may remember, last April City Council has approved two parking garages , one downtown adding a net of 252 stalls, and one in Cal Ave adding a net of 335 stalls.


  15. Palo Alto Grade Separation conversation about to get practicalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2018 | Green Caltrain

    Before the end of 2017, Palo Alto released the results of a study showing rough estimates of revenues of local funding options to supplement grade separation funding, and cost estimates to implement various design options. In Palo Alto, many residents prefer options where the train is underground .


  16. Caltrain fare study update shows equity problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Green Caltrain

    Today, Thursday December 7, the Caltrain board is getting an update on the major fare study. The data shown reveals equity problems with the fare structure.


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