Week in Transit:Discovery Day,Union Square Skating & Future of Diridon

Discover Your Love For Science at AT&T Park: Baseball will be taking a break for the day at AT&T Park on Saturday, November 5, so hundreds of eager young minds can congregate for the 6th annual Discovery Day. The event will feature scores of scientists and engineers discussing their crafts, hands-on activities for youngsters, educational programs and other forms of entertainment. Part of the weeklong Bay Area Science Festival, Discovery Day will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and with AT&T Park being just a block from the San Francisco Caltrain Station, getting to the event will be a cinch for families traveling on public transportation. To find out which train works best for them, attendees should check out Caltrain’s weekend schedule.

usq-treelightingSkating Days Return in San Francisco: It may seem a little early, but we’re already entering the Holiday season in the Bay Area, and nothing could illustrate that better than the return of San Francisco’s Union Square Ice Rink.  Starting on Wednesday, the downtown skating rink will be open to the public, allowing local residents the opportunity to dust off their skates and test out their triple Lutz and double-axel leaps (or at least to make it through one lap around the rink without face-planting.) The rink will open up at 10 a.m. every day and shut down at 11:30 p.m. Located in downtown San Francisco, Union Square is just a short walk from BART and Muni’s Powell Street station.

What’s on Tap for Diridon Station: As a focal point of the Caltrain system and a future station for both BART and the state’s high-speed rail network, the San Jose Diridon Station will play a vital role in the region’s public transportation infrastructure. The depot is poised to receive some $8 billion in improvements and upgrades over the next decade—an investment that will determine transit policies in the South Bay for the next century. On Wednesday, SPUR, a local think-tank, will host a discussion that will focus on “What’s Next for Diridon.” The lunchtime forum will feature speakers from the California High Speed Rail Authority and the Santa Clara County Transportation Authority. Located at SPUR’s San Jose office, the 12:30 p.m. event is easily accessible by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s bus and light-rail lines.

 

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