Caltrain will host its first Local Policy Makers Meeting on Thurs. Dec. 20 to discuss the Caltrain electrification project and the high speed blended rail systems project.
The meeting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Caltrain/Samtrans Headquarters, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1250 San Carlos Ave. in San Carlos.
San Carlos Councilmember Ron Collins is the San Carlos representative on the Local Policy Makers Group, and Councilmember Mark Olbert is the alternative representative. City of San Carlos Assistant City Manager Brian Moura is the staff liaison for the group.
The Caltrain Modernization Program will electrify and upgrade the performance, operating efficiency, capacity, safety and reliability of Caltrain's commuter rail service. The project is scheduled to be complete by 2019.
The above program will also help prepare the corridor to eventually accommodate California’s statewide high-speed rail service, which is planned for 2029. Caltrain and high-speed rail will primarily share Caltrain’s existing tracks, operating on a blended system.
For an overview the information that will be discussed at Thursday's meeting, the Caltrain projects, click here.