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Caltrain Could Receive $40M from State for New Signaling System

Caltrain will hold a news conference open to the public on Thursday at noon to discuss the potential new 'key funding allocation.' Several government representatives are scheduled to speak.

Caltrain will host a news conference Thursday to announce a key funding allocation "that will support critical work on an advanced signaling system, one of the corridor modernization projects funded through High Speed Rail’s ‘early investment’ program," Caltrain representatives announced Wednesday.

The California Transportation Commission is expected to vote on whether to release nearly $40 million for Positive Train Control. The signaling system will provide the foundation for improved operations and safety and the advancement of electrification work later on.

The public is invited to attend the news conference.

Opening remarks will be given by Adrienne Tissier, chair of the Joint Powers Board, which owns and maintains Caltrain. Other scheduled speakers include:

  • Tom Nolan, Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board Director
  • Rep. Jackie Speier
  • Asm. Jerry Hill
  • Sen. Leland Yee
  • Asm. Fiona Ma
  • Ann Schneider, Loma Prieta Chapter, Sierra Club

The conference is scheduled to take place this Thursday, Sept. 27 at noon at Caltrain's Millbrae station, 100 California Dr. in Millbrae, at the west side of station, on the southbound train platform.

For more information, visit www.caltrain.com.

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Tom September 27, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Good to see they are moving forward. High Speed Rail is just around the corner!

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