Getting DTX Underway

The Bay Area Transportation Working Group (BATWG) has long supported the Downtown Extension of Caltrain (DTX).  For the last 40 months the Mission Bay RAB study has been ongoing under the aegis of San Francisco City Planning Department and former Mayor’s office.  During virtually that entire 4-1/2 year period the RAB planners have unnecessarily delayed and disrupted DTX, a project defined by the voters in November, 1999 as San Francisco’s top transportation priority.

Unfortunately the disruption is continuing. Thanks to the costs and other obstacles recently heaped upon DTX, it would likely take another generation or two to get the trains into downtown San Francisco. Here are some ways of accelerating the process:

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San Francisco’s City Hall Impedes Caltrain Extension

Under the Lee Administration transportation in San Francisco is heading toward a cliff.

For starters City Hall is neglecting, if not actively undermining, the downtown extension of Caltrain (DTX), a project that would connect Caltrain to 6 Muni rail lines, 4 BART lines and over 40 bus lines at one spacious location in the middle of San Francisco’s 340,000 person employment center. Continue reading

City Hall Undermines DTX, SF’s Most Significant Transportation Improvement In 50 Years

CityHallUnderminesDTXUnder the Lee Administration transportation in San Francisco is heading toward a cliff. For starters City Hall is neglecting, if not actively impeding, the downtown extension of Caltrain (DTX), a project that would connect Caltrain to 6 Muni rail lines, 4 BART lines and over 40 bus lines at one spacious location in the middle of San Francisco’s 340,000 person employment center.

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