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Since April of 2015, Caltrain has been performing work within the railroad right-of-way in Brisbane as part of the Advanced Signal System Project to upgrade the safety, performance, and operating efficiency of the Peninsula’s commuter rail system.
On September 17 – 18 and September 20 – 23, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Advanced Signal System, also called Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) will equip the corridor with federally-mandated safety technology and increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand. The Project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:
- Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions
- Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits
- Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks
- Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation
The CBOSS PTC system is scheduled to be operational by 2015 and is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor by 2019. An electrified Caltrain will be cleaner and quieter and will upgrade the system to provide faster and/or more frequent service to more stations and riders.
To implement the CBOSS PTC system, there are several installation phases (boring, conduit, fiber pulling, testing) that will occur within Caltrain's right-of-way, usually at night (8pm to 6am) in order to maintain regular train service. Testing of the fiber cable and the overall system is scheduled for spring 2015. Residents may experience some minor installation noise during this time. For more information, please view the Caltrain's CBOSS PTC Project page or contact Caltrain at (650) 508-6499; e-mail: email@example.com .
Tthe Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.
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In November 2015 the Brisbane City Council officially accepted the Sustainability Framework for the Baylands (http://brisbaneca.org/baylands-sustainability-framework), a document that was the product of five years of effort by the Baylands Sustainability Committee, multiple drafts and numerous rounds of community review and feedback. We wanted to share with you this article, which was recently featured in Western City, the monthly magazine of the League of California Cities (notably, this article appeared as part of an issue that was centered around the topic of Sustainability). We are excited to see the Framework and its 10 principles being shared with other cities in the state!
This attachment to the Roundtable’s response to the FAA Initiative is to expand on information in the letter to the FAA, detailing specific procedure operations as they fly today and any changes the Roundtable is requesting.
Each of the “Attachments” has the following sections:
- Description – details the procedure(s) as they are flown today
- Primarily Impacted Cities – notes the cities that are most directly under the flight path(s) of the procedures being described.
- Noise Issues – the primary existing noise issues due to the procedure.
- Roundtable Requests (Short Term, Long Term) – details what mitigation efforts the Roundtable is requesting the FAA implement either in the short or long term, depending on the detail of the request.
- Collaboration – requests the appropriate agencies to work on each mitigation effort. Initial Requested FAA Research – if applicable, requests the FAA research specific operational items related to the mitigation efforts.
30th Annual Day in the Park
Saturday, September 24th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Join us for a day of fun!
Calling All Pups & Pooches!
Come Participate in the
Dog Costume Contest at
Day in the Park, Sept. 24, 11am
Are You Prepared for a Disaster?
Join the Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT)
Open House, Tues. 9/20, 6:30-7:30pm
Lagoon Clean-up Event
Sat., Sept. 17th, 9am-Noon
at Fisherman’s Park
Brisbane Eagles Club
Sat., Sept. 17, 3-5pm @ Eagles
$10/Person, Steak Fajitas & Fixin’s
Brisbane’s 55th Anniversary Party
Sat., Oct. 1st, 6:30-10:30pm
at Mission Blue Center
Dancing, Food, Dessert and more!
Meet the School Board
Candidates w/ BEST/PTO!
Sun., Sept. 18th, 11am-1pm
at the Community Park Gazebo
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13 and lasting approximately one week, The Urban Arborist, a City-hired contractor, will be removing invasive, non-native eucalyptus trees from the newly acquired Brisbane Acres parcel #79, at the top of Paul Ave. Removal of these trees will help to restore and preserve the native Coast Live Oak woodland ecosystem in the Brisbane Acres and reduce fire fuel loads in the hills above Central Brisbane.
During the week, while the tree work is in progress, the trail that begins at the end of Paul Ave. and leads up into the mountain will be closed to pedestrians.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this important restoration project.
Want to learn how to garden beautifully, yet sustainably? Attend a free lecture about how to design and plan your landscape. In this class you will learn about how to design your landscape and conserve water. The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) works in partnership with the City of Brisbane to offer these free courses to community members. Visit BAWSCA's website to sign-up for the course offered in Brisbane on Thursday, September 29th from 6-7pm.
Brisbane City Clerk Sheri Spediacci officially announced this week that she will be retiring from the City of Brisbane on September 16, 2016 after serving as Brisbane's City Clerk for nearly 20 years.
Sheri started with the city in 1992, providing administrative assistance to then City Manager Robin Leiter. Her strengths in organization, working with people, and friendly demeanor as she tackled issues and helped residents find solutions to their problems led her to the role of Deputy City Clerk two years later and in 1997, assuming full responsibilities as Brisbane's City Clerk. Since 2010, Sheri also administered Brisbane's affordable housing programs including first-time homebuyer loans, new project development and support to the Redevelopment Successor Agency.
"Sheri has been a constant source of support for me and the City of Brisbane organization and will be sorely missed," remarked City Manager Clay Holstine.
Though officially retiring from the City of Brisbane, Sheri is not, and has never been, one to just sit around. She will be assuming the position of City Clerk for the City of Orinda at the end of this month. The residents and community there will soon find they have found a true gem in Sheri.
The City Council will be recognizing Sheri at their meeting of Thursday, September 15th at 7:00pm and break for a reception shortly thereafter with refreshments. Please join them in recognizing Sheri for her many years of dedicated service to the City of Stars.
Sheri, congratulations on your retirement and we wish you all the best in this new, exciting chapter in your life!
The Institute for Local Government and the League of California Cities have awarded us the Platinum Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices! This replaces the Gold Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices that was awarded to the City last October. Hear more about this notable distinction at the September 15th Council Meeting.
The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.
is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.
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