This morning, during its regular meeting in San Carlos, the nine-member Caltrain board voted unanimously to dedicate $1.25 billion towards electrifying Caltrain. If all goes according to plan, electric services will begin in 2020. “The total program is $2 billion. That includes money for the advanced signal system, which we’re already installing today,” said Jayme Ackemann, spokeswoman […]
On-board restrooms could be cut from Caltrain’s electric trains after the agency’s Board of Directors rejected a proposal to include one bathroom on every six-car train last month. The agency is exploring the costs of adding bathrooms, and while some riders say they’re crucial, there’s little support from board members or disability advocates. The Americans with Disabilities Act “is a very […]
BIKES ONBoard is trying to put the brakes on Caltrain's plans to reduce the number of bike spaces on its trains
The Caltrain Board of Directors has decided to hold a series of public hearings and community meetings before voting on a declaration of fiscal emergency and approving dramatic cuts that would slash service and potentially close up to 16 stations. “Hopefully, we will be able to come up with additional funding sources before we are […]
Advocates up and down the Peninsula are making a last push before tomorrow/Thursday's Caltrain Board Meeting to make the seating arrangement on the new electric feet as bike-friendly as possible.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Executive Director Nat Ford at today’s Caltrain Board meeting. Photo: Michael Rhodes There’s still no relief in sight for Caltrain, which faces a dire financial situation that could force the agency to cut 50 percent of service by next year. Even if the train operator pulls a rabbit out of […]