“Save Caltrain” summit this Saturday

January 27th, 2011

If you’re a mass transit rider in San Francisco, you probably also use Caltrain to get to the Peninsula. Unfortunately, Caltrain is facing a severe deficit ($30 million per year) that may lead to painful service cuts, and more traffic as a result, unless permanent funding sources are found.

If you’d like to help save Caltrain, please attend the Save Our Caltrain Summit. This is organized by the Friends of Caltrain (thank you BayRail Alliance for the announcement).

Details from Friends of Caltrain:
You are invited to participate in a Summit to Save Caltrain
Location: SamTrans Auditorium,
1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos (near Caltrain)
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011 Time: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune will be kicking off the morning at 9:15am, so come early: registration, hot coffee and bagels will be waiting for you at 8:30 am at the Caltrain/Samtrans headquarters, 1250 San Carlos Avenue in San Carlos. Check out our website for the latest press and agenda.

It’s very close to the San Carlos train station or you can park in the Samtrans lot behind the building or any of the public parking structures in the area.

Come with your questions, ideas, and enthusiasm on how to Save Our Caltrain! And spread the word — we need many voices, many hands, so register and attend!

BoS Hearing on L and N Short Turns TODAY, 10:30 AM

January 10th, 2011

Thanks to the N Judah Chronicles for this notice: Supervisor Chu has called a hearing on the annoying, inconvenient, and often unannounced short turns that plague LRV service in the Sunset. Unfortunately it’s during business hours, but if you can attend on short notice please do. The hearing is at 10:30 am TODAY, City Hall, Room 250.
Also please congratulate RM endorsed Supervisors Carmen Chu, Scott Wiener, and Mark Farrell on their first day in office after being elected last fall!