Caltrain gets big win with electrification funding


In addition, this agreement will commit the Department of Transportation to prioritize an additional $408 million in future appropriations through the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment Program.

Monday's announcement includes $100 million already allocated for Caltrain this fiscal year and an additional $547 million over the next five years.

In February United States transportation secretary Mrs Elaine Chao ordered the FTA to suspend the FFGA for the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) until after President Donald Trump had finalised his budget proposal to Congress.

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"The Trump Administration's threat to cancel nearly 60 transit projects in 20 states is not only contrary to the President's campaign promise to increase investments in our nation's infrastructure, it jeopardizes thousands of American jobs, severely impacting the economies of communities across the nation", the members wrote.

"Caltrain is not, nor will it ever be, "high speed" and should not be funded with high-speed rail dollars.Providing this grant without first conducting an audit is irresponsible", said Rep. Denham.

Chao initially pulled the grant in February, after a delegation of California Republicans - most from the Central Valley - sent her a letter decrying the project as a boondoggle of massive scale. Jerry Brown said in a statement. But Sen. Dianne Feinstein earned special recognition for her tenacity in making the issue one of her highest priorities.

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"Secretary Chao has done the right thing and committed the federal government to fulfill its obligation to see this project through completion", Harris said. But while the controversial high-speed rail slowly chugs along, Caltrain proponents noted electrification would have independent benefits for local commuters regardless of whether the state project comes to fruition. "While the electrification of Caltrain will provide a cleaner, faster, quieter rail system that will take cars off our roads, this project will benefit our growing region environmentally and economically for years to come".

As weekday Caltrain ridership has continuously climbed over the last few years, the transit agency was desperately seeking to increase capacity. Caltrain's project is now ready to put 10,000 people to work across the country and bring to fruition a badly needed transportation improvement that enjoys almost unanimous support throughout the Bay Area.

Barring any more unexpected developments, the project can begin construction shortly with electrified passenger service starting in 2021.

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