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Wednesday: Caltrain electrification meeting

Need some light reading? The draft environmental impact report for Caltrain's electrification project is now available, and might come in handy for a community meeting about the findings on Wednesday, April 2.

The transit agency is backing a $1.5 billion plan to switch from diesel to electrified trains to benefit both the environment and Caltrain's financial state, as well as provide the capacity to share the tracks with high-speed rail. According to the draft EIR, however, that comes with some drawbacks, such as the elimination of thousands of trees, and the construction of safety walls, substations and 50-foot tall poles to carry power along the tracks.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Redwood City Library located at 1044 Middlefield Road.

Sandy Brundage

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