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Caltrain electrification proponents lobby Capitol Hill
Companies whose employees depend on Caltrain to get to and from work in the Bay Area joined agency representatives in Washington, D.C., this past week to advocate for approval of…
Caltrain Electrification delay: Railway suppliers step up
Balfour Beatty and Stadler U.S. Inc., the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project’s principal contractors, have provided Caltrain with the flexibility needed to survive a deferred decision on a crucial federal grant…
Caltrain Electrification delay: Everyone loses
As we’ve been reporting and editorializing on for the past couple of weeks, Caltrain’s electrification project has been jeopardized by a delay of federal funding that is based on the…
USDOT defers Caltrain electrification funding
Caltrain has warned that the viability of its project to electrify the 52-mile San Jose-San Francisco corridor may be in jeopardy after newly appointed United States Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao…
Seriously, Mr. Denham?
You want to kill yet another chance to bring U.S. passenger rail into the 21st Century? Play a disingenuous game of smoke and mirrors by attempting to associate the object…
GOP targets California rail grants
California’s Congressional Republicans are calling on the Trump Administration to block $647 million in new grants for electrification on the Caltrain rail line between San Francisco and San Jose. This…
Caltrain deploying mobile ticketing app
Caltrain says its passengers “are one step closer to a mobile ticketing option” following the Jan. 5 approval by the agency’s Board of Directors to develop the new fare technology.
Caltrain tackling “real jerk moves”
“Real jerk moves” have nothing to do with excessive slack action on Caltrain push-pull commuter trains. Rather, in the words of one customer, they have to do with certain passengers,…
For Caltrain, 16 KISSes from Stadler (but no FLIRTs)
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) CEO Jim Hartnett and Stadler Group CEO Peter Spuhler on Aug. 15, 2016 signed a $551 million contract for 16 KISSes.
Caltrain awards electrification, EMU contracts
Caltrain’s Board of Directors on July 7, 2016 approved $1.25 billion in contracts with Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. and Stadler U.S. Inc. to begin work on the Peninsula Corridor Electrification…
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