On April 7 @ 6 PM there will be a meeting for public comment of the draft EIR of the Caltrain electrification project. See linked document for more information.
Dear Ms. Cocke,
I am writing with several comments on the Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the PeninsulaCorridor Electrification Project, located at the web address below.
My comments are written from the perspective of a private citizen who is a resident and a property owner in the City of San Jose, as well as in my capacity as the Shasta/Hanchette Park Neighborhood Association (S/HPNA) representative to the San Jose/Caltrain CEMOF Monitoring Committee. I am copying Eloy Wouters, the President of S/HPNA, Chris Tulin, Chair of the CEMOF Monitoring Committee, and Chris Escher, the Arena Neighborhood Association representative to the CEMOF Monitoring Committee.
I read with great interest your Notice of Preparation document dated January 31st, 2013. It is my understanding and hope that the electrification project will contribute to a reduction of impact from Caltrain operations on nearby residential neighborhoods in such areas as noise pollution and diesel exhaust emissions. However, during preparation of the EIR I would like to request that attention be paid to several areas of potential impact that such operations will have on the residential neighborhoods that exist along and adjacent to the Caltrain right of way between the San Jose Diridon Station and Interstate 880 (the boundaries of the S/HPNA and College Park Neighborhoods.)
Michael A. Riepe, PhD
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 March 2013 17:23 )
CEMOF Monitoring Committee
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 September 2009 21:31 )
The Caltrain Central Equipment Maintenance and Operations Facility Monitoring Committee is an advisory committee established by the San Jose City Council in cooperation with Caltrain. The primary responsibility of the committee members is to provide ongoing communication with the community regarding the design, implementation and operation of the maintenance facility.
The CEMOF page of the Caltrain website has additional information which includes the hotline phone number and links to the Cooperative Agreement and the Shared Objectives approved by the City of San Jose and the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board.
The committee's website is http://www.caltrain.com/CEMOF_monitoring_committee.html. Here you can find the meeting times, agendas, meeting minutes, the committee's bylaws and contact information for the committee members.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 March 2009 13:47 )
Past Committee Reports are on the Downloads section of this site.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 November 2013 13:11 )