Oct 23 | October Fellowship- The Future of the Caltrain Corridor on the Peninsula
Help us welcome Nadia Naik on October 23rd at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Redwood City.
Caltrain forms the transportation spine of the Peninsula and it’s modernization and changes to service will impact the region for decades to come. Significantly improved train service requires separating intersections where trains currently intersect with cars, bikes and pedestrians. With 41 separations to be completed between San Francisco and San Jose (most of which are in San Mateo County), these complicated public works projects will forever alter land use, transportation networks and commute patterns in the area. We’ll discuss Caltrain’s future plans and how they relate to regional growth. We’ll also discuss the complexity of freight along the Caltrain peninsula, and the surprising effect it has on design alternatives, costs, and construction staging. Finally, we’ll discuss the political landscape in which this is taking place, funding opportunities and challenges, and the need for local, regional, State, and possibly even, Federal cooperation, that will likely be needed to make this a success.
Co-founder of CAARD: Nadia Naik
Nadia Naik is an “accidental advocate” that became interested in transportation issues by taking an interest in the California High Speed Rail (HSR) project. She is a co-founder of Californians Advocating Responsible Rail Design (CARRD) – a volunteer, grassroots group advocating for transparency, accountability and effective community involvement on the California HSR project. She’s been appointed to the Expanded City’s Citizen Advisory Panel (XCAP) for the Connecting Palo Alto Project which is focused on separating the Caltrain tracks from the roads in Palo Alto, where she currently resides. She’s also an active founding member of Friends of Caltrain and she serves on the Santa Clara County Measure B (1996) Citizen Watchdog Committee. She has been recognized for her advocacy “in the spirit of Jane Jacobs” by Committee for Green Foothills and has received a California Senate commendation for her efforts to increase public participation in project planning. Nadia is married with two teenagers and has been living in Palo Alto since 2005.
The Old Spaghetti Factory | 2107 Broadway St., Redwood City
Fellowship Dinner 6:00 | Discussion 7:30
Dinner & Lecture: $35 Members | $45 Non-members | $15 Students
Lecture Only: $15 Members | $25 Non-members | Students Free