What is the Downtown Transit Center Study?
This study looks at potential short-term and long-term improvements to the Downtown Transit Center that would improve functionality, usability, and attractiveness.
Why is it Needed?
Caltrain ridership is going up, and community members are using the transit center to travel to jobs, home, and other activities up and down the Peninsula. With the electrification of the Caltrain line and new development in Downtown, there will be even more users of the Downtown Transit Center. This is a good time to plan for the future of the station.
- Conduct design studies for the Transit Center, including pedestrian, shuttle, taxi, and bicycle connections, train platform improvements, and inefficiencies in the surrounding parking lots.
- Consider connections to the potential Broadway Streetcar Line.
- Coordinate with Caltrain, SamTrans, and other affected transportation agencies, as well as the El Camino Real Corridor Plan effort.
- Provide public outreach opportunities for the public to become informed and provide feedback on priorities and issues.
The Consultant and City designed several alternatives to improve pedestrian function, bus drop off areas, and potential Caltrain expanded service. The study is completed in fall 2019. The study findings will be presented to the City Council on 1/13/2020.
The study findings will be presented to the City Council on 1/13/2020.
- January 25,2016 City Council Meeting (authorizing work with the consultant team)
- November 16, 2017 5 - 8 p.m. workshop in conjunction with outreach for RWC Moves at the PAL Building, 3399 Bay Rd.
- November 29, 2017 5 - 8 p.m. workshop in conjunction with outreach for RWC Moves at Redwood Shores Library, 399 Marine Pkwy
- December 9, 2017 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. workshop in conjunction with outreach for RWC Moves at Kennedy Middle School, 2521 Goodwin Ave.
As a feasibility study, no environmental review is required.
Materials and Related Resources
- Draft Transit Center Summary Report October 2019
- Draft Existing and Short-Term Improvements (Spring 2017)
- Caltrain Corridor Vision Plan by SPUR (San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association)
- Transit Survey Results - 2016
- Existing Conditions for the Downtown Transit Center
- Caltrain Ridership Counts - 2016
- January 25, 2016 City Council staff report with overview of study and consultant contract
- General Plan excerpt of discussion of possible streetcar
To view the City’s major transportation projects, see Redwood City’s Transportation Storymap.
|Project Contact||Project Consultant|
|Malahat Owrang||William E. Hurrell|
|Senior Transportation Planner, City of Redwood City||Project Manager, CDM Smith|