Newsletter

Newsletter
 Transportation | June 2, 2017
SF Peninsula news is fast-moving and busy residents struggle to stay informed.  SFPNA collects news on housing, jobs and transportation and places it into useful context. The overriding objective is to promote residential quality of life. 
 
The newsletter is edited by two Palo Alto residents, Neilson Buchanan and John Guislin, who have no ties to developers or government organizatinal citizen leaders guide article selection.ons.  Regio
 
TRANSPORTATION
       This issue is focused on stories about transportation issues.
 THIS WEEK ON THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA 
News that Impacts Your Quality of Life
 Commute ’til you Stop
San Mateo County searches for its holy grail…Isn’t job creation is almost guaranteed to exceed transportation and housing infrastructure? Plans emerge to create Hwy101 carpool or express lanes at cost of $320 million. San Mateo Daily Journal
BART Riders Jammed?
More cars sidelined due to usual and unusual maintenance.  
Trying to Connect
Mt. View Council listened to options for various automated transit systems, including monorails, maglev trains, aerial lifts and automated podcars.  Council made it clear they hoped to eventually expand to other neighborhoods and perhaps other cities.  

 


Caltrain: win-win  or lose-lose?

PUC officials rated four Peninsula rail crossings as priorities…“winners” are Burlingame, San Bruno/S. San Francisco, San Mateo and Mt. View.  But what about other Peninsula grade crossings?  Look through the hype and discover woefully low funding for massive, essential projects.   Burlingame cost is at least $250 million. 
 Surf Noise – Up or Down?
Officials meet again to mitigate airport noise at San Carlos Airport: New flight routes, improved tracking among new measures. 
 Bay Area’s Bermuda Triangle
 Mass transit riders are mysteriously disappearing.  Caltrain and other Peninsula public modes are slumping.  Are Bay Area commuters fed up with delays, outages and crowded trains and buses?      
 Millbrae Questions Future Direction
Quality of life, parking, safety and development were top issues as officials examine projects near transit station in Millbrae. Former mayor Colapietro called for swift progress to collect taxes.  Vice Mayor Papan called for diligence to assure any development proposed stands to benefit the existing community.   San Mateo Daily Journal
San Carlos Questions Future Direction
Parking, new developments, building heights, rising retail rents and increased congestion throughout San Carlos appear to be front and center of residents’ concerns.  
 “Holy Moly” on Holly
San Carlos Council plans Holly St./101 interchange Including a pedestrian overpass and Holly St. widening.  Project costs are $4.6 million with estimated $25 million more construction costs ahead. 
 

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