Meetings Begin on Caltrain Timetable Change Proposals: As a way to accommodate work related to the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project, Caltrain will need to adjust its timetable next summer. Before those changes are implemented, Caltrain will hold a series of community meetings, to gather public feedback on the proposals. The first of those meetings will be held this Wednesday, before the Caltrain Citizens Advisory Committee. That gathering will take place from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Caltrain headquarters in San Carlos. Additional information on the community meetings can be found here.
Muni Collecting Traveler Feedback at Caltrain Station: Surveyors from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages Muni, will be reaching out to commuters at the San Francisco Caltrain Station this week to gather feedback on travel trends. The goal of the study is to nail down transportation issues and opportunities on the Townsend Street corridor stretching 8th Street to the Embarcadero. As the San Francisco Caltrain Station falls within that realm, pollsters will be reaching out to customers from 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Findings from the study could lead to pedestrian, cycling and transit improvements in the neighborhood.
Christmas Day Service Changes: This year’s Christmas holiday falls on a Sunday, which means there should be minimal transit impacts for public transportation passengers. Typically, Bay Area transportation agencies roll out a Sunday schedule for the holiday, but with December 25 occurring on the weekend, there won’t be any real changes. Still, to find out more about transit scheduling changes, parking enforcement and other Christmas transportation information, local residents should visit 511.org.
No Parking at the Golden Gate Bridge: Tourists, sightseers and locals looking to check out the Golden Gate Bridge will have to be creative when visiting the iconic span for the rest of this year. From December 23 to January 2, vehicles will be restricted from parking at the Welcome Center parking lot at the south end of the bridge and the Vista Point parking lot at the north end of the span. The limitations will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, and are being imposed to cut down on traffic congestion expected for the holiday season.