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    Published Tuesday, November 28, 2006, in the San Mateo Daily Journal Safety upgrades planned for San Bruno Daily Journal Staff Report Caltrain plans to make $1
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      Published Tuesday, November 28, 2006, in the San Mateo Daily Journal

      Safety upgrades planned for San Bruno

      Daily Journal Staff Report

      Caltrain plans to make $1 million in safety upgrades to San Bruno
      train crossings, a small start to the large $170 to $200 million grade
      separation project planned for the city.

      The project is slated to begin in 2011 -- the details of which will be
      reviewed by Caltrain General Manager Mike Scanlon at the City Council
      meeting tonight. A few minor safety upgrades will take place in the
      meantime.

      "Any improvements are great. It's all safety issues. We're not doing
      [grade separation] because we want to see the train in the air as it
      goes by. It's strictly safety," said Mayor Larry Franzella.

      The smaller improvements will include upgrades to the signal arms and
      possibly raised medians, said Caltrain spokesman Jonah Weinberg.
      Weinberg doesn't know when construction will begin.

      All the upgrades are part of the larger plan to change five at-grade
      railroad crossings by lowering South Linden, San Bruno and San Mateo
      avenues while raising the tracks and closing Scott Street. A new
      elevated train station will be located between San Bruno and San Mateo
      avenues.

      The council meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the senior center, 1555
      Crystal Springs Road.
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