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Hi all,

What is the source for the new rail acquired for the Larkspur extension and by which method was it delivered to the staging area.  The 80 foot length seem a bit long for flatbed trucks unless special transportation equipment was used.  Are there any videos of the rail being delivered?  Did it come by rail and then off loaded onto trucks?  How are the concrete and wooden ties being delivered-by train/truck?  Thanks for any additional information which will complete the story of the new extension.

Gail Dunning

12/28/2017

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I will research this, Mr. Dunning. It's a good question--the part about if it traveled by rail to a transload. The NWP would have had the option to deliver the cars to SMART if SMART chose to ship by railroad. It's possible that SMART chose to ship by other means to avoid the NWP. If that is true, and it was more expensive, then the public deserves to learn about this sooner rather than later, when the problem can be corrected. 

LARKSPUR EXTENSION: joint venture of Alameda-based Stacy Witbeck and Missouri-based Herzog Contracting,


 Design is continuing to advance for the Larkspur Extension Project.
 Concrete and sheet pile driving is complete in preparation for the construction of the Unnamed Channel Bridge.
 Existing bridge removal and channel cleanup at Unnamed Channel is complete.
 Concrete and sheet pile driving is complete in preparation for the construction of the San Rafael Creek Bridge.
 Existing bridge removal and channel cleanup at the San Rafael Creek Bridge is complete.
 Crews are finishing work on the retaining walls south of Rice Drive and along Francisco Boulevard West.

rail may have been unloaded in Richmond ca at BNSF YARD  and trucked over

or it was unloaded off of what was calif northern napa

cars were not unloaded by NWP in novato at Marsh dr 101-37

all i have seen is grain cars the last two months

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