Good afternoon – I want to share some information with you, it’s about the Dumbarton Rail Corridor Project. This is a proposed trans-bay commuter rail service between the Peninsula and the East Bay. Information is available online at www.smcta.com/dumbartonrail, but I primarily wanted to let you know about the public information meetings coming up on this project. One is in Redwood City at 6 pm at the Downtown Library on Wednesday, November 9.
Please read the info below – and for more information, you can call Cathy LaFata at (650) 622-7824, email Dumbarton_Information@caltrain.com or visit the project website at www.smcta.com/dumbartonrail.
Dumbarton Rail Corridor Project
The Dumbarton Rail Corridor project is a proposed trans-bay commuter rail service between San Mateo County along the San Francisco Peninsula and Alameda County in the East Bay.
The Dumbarton Rail Corridor (DRC) Project was initiated in the 1990s through several planning efforts and preparation currently is underway of environmental documentation pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
What is the DRC Project?
The DRC Project proposes to provide commuter rail service in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay by improving 20.5 miles of existing rail infrastructure in the corridor.
The project includes:
• the improvement, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of tracks, including rehabilitation of a rail bridge currently not in use;
• new stations and modification to existing stations;
• improvements to signals and grade-crossing
• warning systems;
• the replacement and/or retrofit of structures; and
• marsh enhancements
DRC Stations are Proposed at:
• Redwood City (existing Redwood City Caltrain Station)
• Menlo Park (new station at Willow Road)
• Newark (new station at Willow Street)
• Fremont (existing Fremont-Centerville Station)
• Union City (existing Union City BART Station)
Where Do You Come In?
Five public information meetings will be held from November 2nd through 10th, 2011 to provide more information on the Dumbarton Rail Corridor project and what it will mean to the residents and communities proposed to be served by this rail extension.
The public information meetings will be in an open house format at which you will have the opportunity to examine details of the DRC Project, to meet with Project Team staff, review project exhibits, ask questions, and share any concerns you may have.
We look forward to seeing you at one of the following meetings:
• Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, 6 pm – 8 pm
Silliman Aquatic Center
Newark: 6800 Mowry Avenue
• Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, 6 pm – 8 pm
Fremont Community Center
Fremont: 40000 Paseo Padre Parkway
• Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, 6 pm – 8 pm
Union City: 1333 Decoto Road
• Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, 6 pm – 8 pm
Redwood City Main Library
Redwood City: 1044 Middlefield Road
• Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, 6 pm – 8 pm
Menlo Park Senior Center (Belle Haven)
Menlo Park: 110 Terminal Avenue