Gerald Cauthen. Published in the SF Examiner (6/28/2018)
The Bay Area Transportation Working Group (BATWG) and many San Francisco transit advocacy groups have long supported the Caltrain Downtown Extension project (DTX). DTX will create a high quality north-south alternative to driving into San Francisco. It was defined in November 1999 by 69.9 percent of the voters of San Francisco as the No. 1 transportation capital improvement priority.
Yet for the last 40 months the multi-agency Rail Alignment and Benefits (RAB) study has unnecessarily delayed and obstructed DTX. And the disruption is continuing. The May 29, 2018 RAB release continues to place extra costs and other obstacles in front of DTX. Here are some ways of accelerating the process: