Friends of Caltrain
STEPS YOU CAN TAKE NOW TO SAVE CALTRAIN
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Caltrain’s operating budget for 2013/14 is in decent shape, but the 2014/15 budget looks risky, because SamTrans may not be able to keep its commitment this coming year. The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is considering using funding from a new sales tax to support SamTrans, which will help keep its commitment to Caltrain.
It doesn’t make any sense for the backbone of transit service on the Peninsula to not have committed funding. Sign up here to stay informed and take action about next steps to get stable funding for Caltrain
As of July 6, 2012, Caltrain modernization is funded as part of the state legislature’s passage of high speed rail appropriations. This means that those of us on the Caltrain corridor will most likely see a better train schedule in the foreseeable future. Caltrain will be able to serve more stations with the same or better trip times, at lower cost, not to mention less pollution.
There will be a lot to do to make sure the plans for Caltrain modernization meet the needs of riders and local areas. Your feedback will be needed as Caltrain does the planning over the next year with community input. Sign up here to adopt your station and help shape how a modernized Caltrain will work for decades to come.
If Caltrain had wifi it would be an even better alternative compared to driving. Tell Caltrain to please add wifi on the trains.
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Keep up to date by reading fast-breaking news on the Green Caltrain blog.
Community mobilization is making a difference. If there is continued vocal effort, the three counties and MTC can come up with measures to prevent short-term cuts while we work on long term solutions.
About Friends of Caltrain
Friends of Caltrain is a grassroots coalition of neighborhood groups, employers, environmental groups, transit advocates, and transit riders advocating for the longterm viability of Caltrain’s critical local and regional transit service.
|Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter||San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR)|
|Rail Passenger Association of California (RailPAC)||Californians Advocating Responsible Rail Design (CARRD)|
|San Francisco Bicycle Coalition||BIKES ONboard project, sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition|
|Cycle California Magazine||Bike San Mateo County|
|Menlo Park Green Ribbon Citizens’ Committee||Palo Alto CEAP|
|San Carlos Green||Burlingame Broadway Improvement Distict|
|Silicon Valley Leadership Group||Silicon Valley Transit Users|
|Sustainable San Mateo County||Greenbelt Alliance|
|Palo Alto League of Women Voters||Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition|