The San Francisco Planning and Research forum is holding a lunchtime discussion on the high speed rail project—which appears to be making progress.
The forum’s timing couldn’t be better – one day after state officials announced they’d pursue $1.28 billion in federal stimulus funding to improve and speed up Caltrain service, and a day before the California High-Speed Rail Authority board votes on whether to apply more than $4.5 billion of the available stimulus funds to intercity and high speed rail development.
Locally, the funds could be applied to track work between San Jose and San Francisco. State officials could match the grants from voter-approved Proposition 1A, which would bring a total of $2.56 billion to the table.
Today’s forum will be held at 12:30 p.m. at SPUR headquarters, 654 Mission St. Dan Leavitt, deputy director of the High Speed Rail Authority, will answer questions from the public.