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Fate of Caltrain Electrification Hangs on Trump’s Budget

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There will be many news stories generated by the announcement of the details of President Donald Trump's proposed budget next month. In advance of the announcement, the campaign to preserve funding for the electrification of Caltrain is working with advocates around the state and country to preserve a nearly $650 million grant agreement scuttled by the Trump Administration in February.
A rendering of the Transbay terminal with Caltrain and HSR. Image: Transbay Authority

Is the Caltrain Downtown Extension in Jeopardy too?

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Today, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a story that made it appear that San Francisco County Transportation Authority  (CTA) Chairman Aaron Peskin wants to shelve the downtown extension of Caltrain, now that the Trump Administration seems to have jammed up funding for Caltrain electrification. From the Chronicle story: …without an electrified Caltrain line, there can […]
Overhead electrification in Connecticut. This is how you move lots of people around, very fast, without burning a drop of petroleum. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Petition Aims to Save Caltrain Electrification Funds

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Caltrain staffers and transit advocates are urging people to sign a White House petition to convince President Trump to save its $2 billion electrification project. From the petition: Mr. Trump, You have said infrastructure and jobs will be a keystone of your administration. When you spoke with Silicon Valley leaders you praised their innovation and said “anything we […]