Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Boulevard Feasibility Study (RAB)

Join San Francisco Planning for a discussion on the Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Boulevard Feasibility Study (RAB)

The Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Boulevard Feasibility Study (RAB) is a multi-agency program studying transportation and land use alternatives in the most rapidly growing areas of the City: South of Market, Mission Bay, and Showplace Square/Lower Potrero Hill.

In anticipation of the Downtown Rail Extension (DTX), the electrification of Caltrain, and High-Speed Rail, the City is studying how best to coordinate these projects in a unified vision for the area rather than building each project independently.

The first phase of the RAB has prepared conceptual design alternatives for four different project components, in addition to a study of overall land use considerations and opportunities for placemaking:

  1. Make I-280 a Boulevard
  2. Value Engineer the Proposed Downtown Rail Extension (DTX) alignment
  3. Create a Loop Track/Extension to the East Bay to Enhance Operational Capacity at the Transbay Transit Center
  4. Reconfigure, Relocate, or Substantially Reduce the 4th and King Railyard
  5. Create Placemaking, Neighborhood Connectivity, Employment and Transit Oriented Development Opportunities

Join San Francisco Planning to learn about findings from the first phase of this study and opportunities to participate as we work toward managing growth and improving neighborhood connectivity.

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Potrero Hill Recreation Center, Auditorium, 801 Arkansas Street
Accessibility: The Potrero Hill Recreation Center is ADA accessible. For language assistance or disability accommodations at the event, please contact candace.soohoo or 415-575-9157 at least 72 hours in advance.
Register: Visit http://rab.eventbrite.com to register for the community meeting. Please note – the event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is not mandatory, but helpful to ensure we have enough materials and refreshments.

MUNI Access:
10-Townsend (outbound/25th & Potrero) – Arkansas and Madera Streets
10-Townsend (inbound/Jackson & Fillmore) – Wisconsin and Madera Streets

Agency Coordination:
The study has a technically advisory committee (TAC) which includes representation from Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Caltrans, California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), Caltrain, Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and various City and County Departments including: San Francisco Planning, San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA), San Francisco Port Authority, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW), San Francisco Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII), San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), and San Francisco Mayor’s Office.

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