The approval by the City of San Jose is the last endorsement needed for a regional agreement to fully fund the modernization of the Caltrain system.
Caltrain Executive Director Mike Scanlon praised the announcement from the California High Speed Rail Authority that former California Department of Transportation Director Jeff Morales has been named the rail agency’s new Chief Executive Officer.
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, the agency that owns and operates Caltrain, today unanimously approved a regional agreement to fully fund the electrification of the railroad.
Today, thousands of Bay Area bicyclists will participate in Bike to Work Day, an annual event to encourage riding a bike to work. But at SamTrans and Caltrain, every day is Bike to Work Day.
Beginning now through May 24, neighbors along the Caltrain corridor will notice a modest increase in rail activity, horn noise and gate down time Monday through Thursday nights between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. These times were chosen to minimize the impacts to passenger service.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission approval today of a regional agreement to fully fund the electrification of Caltrain is the first step in bringing modernized rail service to the dynamic region spanning San Francisco to San Jose.
A regional agreement between the California High Speed Rail Authority and more than a half-dozen Bay Area public agencies will fully fund the electrification and modernization of the Caltrain system – a long-planned, critically-needed improvement that will dramatically improve the service and help ensure the long-term viability of the commuter rail system.
Caltrain and its partners today celebrated the completion of a $61 million station improvement project that will allow it to offer more service now and in the future.
A broad coalition of Peninsula community leaders has banded together to urge U.S. Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) and Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) to work to oppose provisions of a House bill that would strip key federal funding from public transportation.
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates Caltrain, elected officers and welcomed a new board member at its recent meeting.
Santa will have plenty of help collecting toys for good little girls and boys this year. SamTrans and Caltrain are joining in Redwood City’s Hometown Holidays Festival and Fireworks Show Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Beginning Oct. 18, Caltrain will begin serving a new temporary station in San Bruno.