“Save Our Caltrain!” Summit

From TransForm:

Caltrain is facing a severe fiscal crisis next year.  Although it is one of the highest performing Bay Area transit agencies, is the only agency that lacks dedicated funding.  Caltrain is important for our quality of life, commute alternatives, and economic vitality.  We need to save Caltrain.

Friends of Caltrain, of which TransForm is a supporting organization, is bringing together riders, residents, voters, environmentalists, small businesses – people in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties across the area that Caltrain serves.   At the Caltrain Summit on January 29, you can learn and discuss solutions and start working together to make the solutions happen.

  • JD

    Awesome … but does it *really* have to be at 8:30am on a Saturday? I think 10am would attract a lot more people.

  • Andy Chow

    That’s when the registration starts. The program won’t begin until 9:15 am.

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