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Track the Bay Area's Rail Future at a Public Meeting on the Draft Regional Rail Plan

Workshops Slated for Oakland, San Jose, Suisun City, Livermore and San Carlos
Wednesday, August 8, 2007

OAKLAND, CA —

What: A series of five workshops around the Bay Area (see listing below) where participants can:

  • Review and comment on a proposed Draft Regional Rail Plan to move people and freight throughout the region in the coming 50 years
  • Learn how the regional rail network would be enhanced with proposed California high-speed rail investments
  • View alternatives for bringing high-speed rail into the Bay Area.

Who: Hosted by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, BART, Caltrain and the California High-Speed Rail Authority. MTC is the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area’s transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency.

Workshop Dates and Locations (Please note that in locations where two session times are offered, the format and content are identical):

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2007: Oakland
    Session One: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Session Two: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Open house first half-hour, followed by presentation/discussion 
    Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter, Lawrence D. Dahms Auditorium
    101 Eighth Street, Oakland
  • Thursday, August 16, 2007: San Jose
    Session One: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Session Two: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
    Open house first half-hour, followed by presentation/discussion 
    Santa Clara County Administration Building, Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium, 1st Floor
    70 W. Hedding Street, San Jose
  • Monday, August 20, 2007: Suisun City
    Session One: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Session Two: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
    Open house first half-hour, followed by presentation/discussion 
    Suisun City Hall Council Chambers
    701 Civic Center Blvd., Suisun City
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2007: Livermore
    Session One: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Session Two: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
    Open house first half-hour, followed by presentation/discussion 
    Livermore Public Library Community Rooms A & B
    1188 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore
  • Monday, August 27, 2007: San Carlos
    3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
    Open house first half-hour, followed by presentation/discussion before the
    City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County Board of Directors meeting
    1250 San Carlos Avenue, 2nd Floor Auditorium, San Carlos

For directions or more information, visit www.bayarearailplan.info or email info@bayarearailplan.info

Contact: 
Doug Kimsey, MTC: (510) 817-5790
Catalina Alvarado, MTC: (510) 817-5783

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