Caltrain creates policy to determine future expansion of rail corridor

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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The next phase of electrification for a 51-mile Caltrain track is ready to begin.

Caltrain is marking its land … literally. The Caltrain Board of Directors just finished a rail corridor use policy (RCUP) and all that is left to do is approve the plan that will guide future use of land. Caltrain also is expected to look at a transit development policy in February.

The RCUP identifies development opportunity sites, dividing them into different zones. Two marked as “high potential opportunity sites” are Caltrain stations in Redwood City, Calif., and Mountain View, Calif. Seven additional sites have potential for development, but further analysis is needed before anything becomes official. Some sites have already been marked not viable for any independent development projects, but Caltrain can still engage in a joint development project.

It’s also possible for Caltrain to expand above the tracks and stations, and members want elevated opportunities to be included in the RCUP, which could be approved at the February meeting.

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