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Project Reports

Want to take a deeper dive into the project? Visit the Caltrain document library to find more
information on monthly progress reports, budgets, project schedule, quarterly presentations,
environmental documents.


News & Media

11/17/2017 | Currents
PG&E Begins Relocating Electric Facilities to Support Caltrain Electrification
Link to PDF10/7/2017 | San Mateo Daily Journal
Caltrain Plans to Expand Bike Access on Electrified Trains
Link to PDF8/31/2017 | San Francisco Examiner
Caltrain solicits public input on bike storage
Link to PDF8/8/2017 | Press Release
Caltrain Seeks Input on Bike Storage for New Electric Trains
Link to PDF8/2/2017 | Press Release
Poll Shows Riders Preference on Seats for New Electric Trains
Link to PDF7/21/2017 | Press Release
Caltrain Hosts Groundbreaking for Electrification Project
Link to PDF6/1/2017 | Press Release
Poll Shows riders Preference on New High-Performance Electric Trains
Link to PDF5/4/2017 | Press Release
Caltrain Launches Website to Guide Design of New High-Performance Electric Trains
Link to PDF5/22/2017 | Press Release
Statement attributed to Jim Hartnett, General Manager and CEO of Caltrain
Link to PDF5/2/2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
Caltrain gets $100 million in tentative federal budget deal
Link to PDF5/2/2017 | Press Release
Caltrain Electrification Funding Included in 2017 Federal Budget
Link to PDF4/26/2017 | StreetsBlog SF
Fate of Caltrain Electrification Coming with Trump’s Budget
Link to PDF4/25/2017 | Mountain View Voice
SF, Peninsula officials urge feds to OK Caltrain funds
Link to PDF4/25/2017 | SFBay.ca
Officials press Trump to help electrify Caltrain
Link to PDF4/24/2017 | The Registry
Bay Area Council Joins Reps. Eshoo, Speier and Other Leaders in Urging Trump Administration to Release Caltrain Electrification Funding
Link to PDF4/22/2017 | The Washington Post
Though shovels are ready, Trump officials delay grant for Caltrain upgrade
Link to PDF3/28/2017 | Modesto Bee
Denying California rail money damages more than state, it hurts the country
Link to PDF3/24/2017 | San Jose Mercury News
Caltrain electrification needed for both U.S. and local economy
Link to PDF3/23/2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
Washington’s politics shouldn’t block a needed Caltrain upgrade
Link to PDF3/21/2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
Brown ‘cautiously optimistic’ about federal Caltrain funding
Link to PDF3/21/2017 | Sacramento Bee
Jerry Brown meets with Republicans, ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Caltrain approval
Link to PDF3/14/2017 | Wall Street Journal
No Good Reason to Block Caltrain’s Planned Upgrade
Link to PDF3/13/2017 | RailwayAge
Caltrain electrification proponents lobby Capitol Hill
Link to PDF3/13/2017 | Progressive Railroading
Caltrain’s Hartnett lobbies in D.C. for electrification project
Link to PDF3/13/2017 | New York Times
A Silicon Valley Train Gets Stuck
Link to PDF3/12/2017 | Press Release
Major Employers Join Caltrain Executive Director Jim Hartnett in Washington D.C. to Advocate for Caltrain Electrification
Link to PDF3/6/2017 | New York Times
In Silicon Valley, Caltrain Upgrade Is Imperiled as Trump Withholds Funds
Link to PDF3/3/2017 | AASHTO Journal
Caltrain Reaches Agreement with Major Project Contractors to Extend March 1 Deadline
Link to PDF3/1/2017 | KQED News, The California Report
With Caltrain Project in Danger, Bay Area Delegation Plans Lobbying Trip to D.C.
Link to PDF2/28/2017 | San Jose Mercury News
Caltrain: Agreement with contractors to extend deadline keeps electrification project alive
Link to PDF2/28/2017 | Progressive Railroading
Caltrain pushes back start date for electrification construction
Link to PDF2/28/2017 | The Daily Journal
Caltrain buys time for electrification
Link to PDF2/28/2017 | Mountain View Voice
Caltrain gets 3-month extension for electrification project
Link to PDF2/27/2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
Caltrain acts to keep electrification plan alive
Link to PDF2/27/2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
With Trump hitting brakes on Caltrain upgrade, S.F. puts its cash on hold
Link to PDF2/27/2017 | Press Release
Caltrain Reaches Agreement with Contractors to Extend March 1 Deadline
Link to PDF2/24/2017 | ENO Transportation Weekly
USDOT Puts Bay Area Commuter Rail Project on Hold2/24/2017 | KQED Radio, Forum
Transit Advocates Imagine Caltrain’s Future as Trump Administration Delays Funding
Link to PDF2/24/2017 | Sacramento Bee
Kevin McCarthy displays his clout, for good and ill
Link to PDF2/23/2017 | The Atlantic, CityLab
In California’s Commuter Rail Drama, Nobody’s a Winner
Link to PDF2/23/2017 | Wired
Why Trump’s Attack on a California Railroad Should Trouble You2/22/2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
Politics derails Caltrain plan
Link to PDF2/22/2017 | The Daily Journal
Finding a political solution for Caltrain electrification
Link to PDF2/21/2017 | The Hill
California agency urges Trump to allow funds for commuter rail project
Link to PDF2/17/2017 | Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
Link to Statement2/17/2017 | Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Congresswoman Speier Urges Trump Administration not to Defer Caltrain Electrification Grant
Link to PDF2/17/2017 | Press Release
Caltrain Electrification Grant Deferred 2/16/2017 | Slate
If Elaine Chao Axes This Bay Area Rail Funding, We’ll Know She’s Politicizing Transportation2/14/2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
GOP must not defund Caltrain electrification grant2/14/2017 | KRON4
Caltrain riders say overcrowding has become an issue on trains2/10/2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
Caltrain’s electrification project deserves its promised funding2/08/2017 | Caltrain Statement
Electrification must move forward2/08/2017 | The Daily Journal
Op-Ed: Caltrain electrification must move forward2/07/2017 | San Jose Mercury News
Editorial: Kevin McCarthy should support grant for Caltrain electrification1/09/2017 | The Daily Journal
Electric Trains Get Cash Infusion

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