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Caltrain Launches Electrification Project

California Gov. Jerry Brown, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier (all D-CA), APTA Acting President & CEO Richard White and other transportation advocates and officials celebrated today's official ground breaking of the Caltrain Electrification Project.   

“Today marks the beginning of a faster, cleaner, better Caltrain, a Caltrain that will allow tens of thousands of people to travel throughout the Peninsula with ease,” said Chief Executive Officer Jim Hartnett at the July 21 event. “This project will deliver the innovative and cutting-edge transit system that our communities deserve.”

The project is being funded with a $647 million FTA Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) approved in May and matching funds from local, regional and state partners. FTA had delayed approving the FFGA in February and ultimately allocated $100 million toward the measure that Congress previously approved as part of the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill signed into law in May 2017.

It will electrify the Caltrain corridor between San Francisco and San Jose and enable operation of high-performance electric trains that will deliver faster, more frequent service to help the system accommodate rapidly increasing ridership demand when it is completed in 2021.

Members of Congress attending the ground-breaking ceremony for the Caltrain Electrification Project, front row from left: Reps. Jackie Speier, Anna Eshoo and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Photo courtesy of Caltrain

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