Community Invited to Design Palo Alto’s Future Rail Corridor

Community Invited to Design Palo Alto’s Future Rail Corridor

The community is invited to attend a workshop to help design Palo Alto's Rail Corridor for the Future on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mitchell Park Community Center in the Palo Alto Room.  

Palo Altans have the opportunity to address long-standing challenges associated with four grade crossings on the Caltrain corridor which runs through our community.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is making $700 Million available for grade crossing improvements in our region, and the City of Palo Alto has organized a Rail Program to develop plans for addressing traffic, safety and congestion issues near our City’s grade crossings.

The Rail Program comes together as the City leads an innovative effort to mitigate land use, transportation, and urban design impacts of upcoming rail improvement projects in the region, the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project and the California High-Speed Rail project. 

At this workshop, City staff will discuss the program’s background, past efforts, and issues in the region. Participants will help define the challenges at each grade crossing and establish success parameters and evaluation criteria for the program. 

Your participation and input are vital. For more information, visit

You can also sign up for updates or contact us with comments or questions at or (650) 329-2520.

Last Updated: April 29, 2017