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California is such a fucking joke. Shit like this is why it's impossible to build anything in Liberal states anymore.
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good lord, does this lady have more power than the Governor?
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Central Subway could start partial service in time to serve Warriors’ arena
By Michael Cabanatuan
Updated 5:24 pm, Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Even before the Central Subway’s delayed Chinatown Station is completed, Muni could begin providing limited service on the rest of the line, perhaps in time to haul fans to and from the Warriors’ new Chase Arena when it’s projected to open in fall 2019, The Chronicle has learned.

Limited service, which would need approval from the state Public Utilities Commission, could ease a potential problem if the subway isn’t open in time for the arena’s scheduled debut in August 2019 and the start of the NBA season a couple of months later . . . .

The $1.6 billion Central Subway, an extension of the T-Third line from Fourth and King streets to Chinatown, was supposed to be open early in 2019. But an independent federal monitor said earlier this year that continued delays on the Chinatown Station would push the opening back about 10 months.

Construction is moving swiftly on stations at Union Square at Stockton and Geary streets and near Moscone Center at Fourth and Folsom streets. Track has been laid through the subway’s portal near Bryant Street, through the Yerba Buena/Moscone Station, and rail crews are headed toward the Union Square/Market Street Station. All of the rail, except through the Chinatown Station, should be completed by January . . . .
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl...n-12195934.php
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CalTrain electrification time table:


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Old Posted Nov 11, 2017, 6:49 PM
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SMART eyes eastbound rail extension toward Solano County


Lupita C.A. waits on the SMART platform for a northboud train on Friday, September 29, 2017 in Petaluma, California. (BETH SCHLANKER/The Press Democrat)

GUY KOVNER

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | November 10, 2017, 4:41PM
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Up and running for less than three months on a portion of its planned 70-mile route, the North Bay’s new commuter rail line is pursuing a plan to branch out to Solano County, where it would connect with the national rail system running from coast to coast.

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit system already owns 25 miles of track from Novato to the north end of Vallejo and would acquire use of the tracks from there to an Amtrak station at Suisun City.

“You gotta have a vision so you can get places,” said Farhad Mansourian, SMART general manager. At Suisun City, North Bay passengers could “go anywhere in the country,” he said.

The proposed extension, known as the Novato-Solano Hub, is included in the 2018 California State Rail Plan drafted by Caltrans as a blueprint for boosting ridership on the statewide rail and bus system from 110,000 daily trips currently to more than 1.3 million daily trips by 2040.

SMART officials said they were pleased to be included in the state plan and are seeking an $837,000 grant to pay for a feasibility study of the link to Suisun City.

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SMART’s eastward track intersects the north-south line at a “Y” connection in Novato and runs east along Highway 37, then north along Highway 121 to Schellville, where it jogs east over the Napa River to Vallejo.

The only part of the line that flooded last winter is at Schellville and that condition would have to be addressed, Mansourian said.

The extension would offer relief to traffic congestion on Highway 37, which he described as “a mess.”

You can reach Staff Writer Guy Kovner at 707-521-5457 or guy.kovner@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @guykovner.
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You beat me to it-- I was going to post this article. This seems like it would be a great enhancement for the SMART rail network. I am also impressed that the actual SMART ridership has nearly matched the forecasted ridership despite the terrible fires in the region and the likely disruption to service that resulted.
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You beat me to it-- I was going to post this article. This seems like it would be a great enhancement for the SMART rail network. I am also impressed that the actual SMART ridership has nearly matched the forecasted ridership despite the terrible fires in the region and the likely disruption to service that resulted.
it would be a great enhancement to the SMART rail network. but before studying it, how about Napa County join SMART first and contribute some needed tax revenues?
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The N in Napa doesn’t fit in Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART).
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The N in Napa doesn’t fit in Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART).
We coulld change SMART to NSMART, SNMART, or SMNART.
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All the more reason to not give transit services an acronymic name. Something charismatic like Breeze (espanol Brisa,Viento) or Swift would have been much more charming and flexible.
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2017, 10:27 PM
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I guess they could re-brand in the future if need be. Perhaps call themselves North Bay Rail (NBR) or North Bay Transit (NBT).

You could take the NBR Sonoma line, or the NBR Napa line, or the NBR Solano line, all of which would join together in Marin, servicing San Rafael and Larkspur. But that's way off in the future. First they need to figure out funding the final leg of the originally planned line up to Cloverdale!
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