The Downtown Caltrain Extension project (DTX) will bring 10 separate passenger rail lines and 40 bus lines together at a spacious new transit center located in the heart of downtown San Francisco and close to 20,000 new housing units, 35% of which will be affordable.
According to MTC, 280,000 cars a day currently cross the San Mateo/San Francisco County line. By 2030 this figure is projected to increase to 310,000 cars a day. Extending Caltrain would provide an important new way for people to access downtown San Francisco. For this reason DTX is expected to reduce the trips on the north-south highways leading into San Francisco from the South by 30,000 and 50,000 cars a day.
You can see why getting Caltrain extended without further delay is so important. In fact DTX, (cast aside to make way for Rose Pak’s disastrous Central Subway project) is clearly the most significant Bay Area transportation improvement project to come along since the original BART system was conceived in the 1950’s.
Learn why a dozen prominent citizen organizations are urging the Mayor of San Francisco to give DTX the long awaited attention and political backing it deserves and needs. And then please forward this to anyone else you think might be interested or should see it. Thanks!