Archived Stories

2017
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 Releasetatement 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 PDF
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 PDF2/22/2017 | 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 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
2016

11/18/2016 | Gilroy Patch
Caltrain electrification prep work underway

11/08/2016 | RT&S
Caltrain starts pre-construction for electrification project

9/27/2016 | The Daily Journal
Judge gives Caltrain electrification green light

9/02/2016 | The Daily Journal
Gov. Jerry Brown considers Caltrain electrification bill

8/16/2016 | Press Release
CalSTA awards electrification project $20 million cap and trade grant

8/16/2016 | International Railway Journal
Caltrain awards $US 1.25bn train and electrification contracts

8/16/2016 | TheStreet
Balfour Beatty wins railway contract in California

8/16/2016 | Railway Age
For Caltrain, 16 KISSes from Stadler (but no FLIRTs)

8/16/2016 | EveningStar
Balfour Beatty finds way to San Jose with electric line

8/16/2016 | Global Construction
Balfour Beatty secures 524 million US rail project

8/15/2016 | ABC7 News
New Contract Signed to Electrify Caltrain

8/15/2016 | Railway Gazette
Caltrain signs double-deck EMU and electrification contracts

7/26/2016 | Peninsula Moves!
Caltrain electrification: Voices for modernization

7/12/2016 | Railway Technology
Caltrain approves $1.25b contracts as part of the PCEP

7/11/2016 | Progressive Railroading
Caltrain awards $1.25 billion worth of electrification contracts

7/08/2016 | RailwayAge Magazine
Caltrain awards electrification, EMU contracts

7/08/2016 | Railway Gazette
San Francisco – San Jose electrification and EMU contracts approved

7/08/2016 | International Railway Journal
Caltrain approves electrification and EMU contracts

7/08/2016 | The Daily Journal
Caltrain rolls to electrification

7/08/2016 | Global Rail News
Contracts awarded for Caltrain electrification project

7/07/2016 | StreetsBlog SF
It’s a go for Caltrain electrification

7/07/2016 | Press Release
Caltrain’s board approves electrification design-build and EMU contracts

5/06/2016 | RT&S
Caltrain modernization program secures additional funds

5/06/2016 | The Daily Journal
Design of new trains rolling out

5/06/2016 | The Daily Journal
Modern trains need big money

5/06/2016 | Railway Age
Caltrain Modernization funding increased

5/05/2016 | Press Release
Caltrain’s board approves multi-party Caltrain modernization funding agreement

4/28/2016 | Press Release
SF women’s transportation seminar to honor transit district comployee

4/06/2016 | Press Release
Caltrain executive director testifies on draft HSR business plan

3/09/2016 | Press Release
Court rules blended system ok under Prop1A

3/09/2016 | MTC 2016 Report to Congress, page 8-9
Electrifying Caltrain is a regional core capacity priority

2/18/2016 | Press Release
Caltrain statement on high speed rail business plan

2/16/2016 | Progressive Railroading
Caltrain statement on high speed rail business plan

2/11/2016 | San Francisco Examiner
Obama Proposes Hundreds of Millions for BART, Muni, Caltrain

2/11/2016 | Global Rail News
Caltrain Electrification to Receive Funding Boost

2/10/2016 | KRON4 News
President Obama asks Congress for $125m for Caltrain electrification

2/10/2016 | Press Release
Obama administration advances funds for Caltrain electrification

2/05/2016 | The Daily Journal
New leader for Caltrain electrification

2/04/2016 | San Jose Mercury News
Caltrain: Interim chief modernization officer named

2/04/2016 | Press Release
Former SFMTA, VTA CEO to lead Caltrain modernization program

Winter ’16 | Caltrain Connection
Caltrain modernization updates

2015

October 2015 | Ion Network
World’s Greatest: Caltrain – CalMod reference

September
Caltrain E-News: Summer Edition

7/30/2015 | Progressive Railroading
San Francisco Agency Awards $20 million to Caltrain Project

7/30/2015 | KRON4
Board Approves $20M Caltrain Electrification Project

7/30/2015 | Railroad Track & Structure
Caltrain Electrification Project gets $20 million Boost from Air District

7/30/2015 | International Railway Journal
Air Quality Board Approves Funding for Caltrain Electrification

7/30/2015 | Mercury News
Air District Board Approves $20m for Caltrain Electrification Project

7/29/2015
Air District Awards $20 Million to Caltrain Electrification Project

7/27/2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal
Air district may chip in for Caltrain electrification

7/17/2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal
Jerry Hill Seeks More Cap and Trade Funds for Transit: Caltrain’s Plans for Electrification Could Benefit

7/8/2015
Surface Transportation Board Determines Caltrain’s Electrification Project is not within it’s Jurisdiction

7/6/2015 | Progressive Railroading
Caltrain, Trade Councils OK Labor Pact for Electrification

7/2/2015
Caltrain Board Approves Project Labor Agreement for Electrification

7/22/2015 | Campbell Patch
Caltrain Video Details ‘New Advanced Signal System’

7/18/2015 | Railway Age
PTC for the masses

5/21/2015 | Progressive Railroading
Caltrain Workshop Focuses on New Electric Train Cars

5/19/2015
Caltrain to Hold Special Workshop on Electric Train Cars

March 2015
Caltrain E-News: Winter Edition

2/10/2015 | International Rail Journal
Caltrain to invite electrification proposals

2/06/2015 | International Railway Journal
Caltrain Board Authorizes Release of Electrification Design Build RFP

2014

12/8/2014
Caltrain Sets Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal for Electrification Project

12/4/2014 | San Francisco Business Times
San Francisco Agency Awards $20 million to Caltrain Project

12/5/2014 | The San Jose Mercury
Caltrain Takes Big Step Towards $1.5 Billion Electrification

12/4/2014 | The Daily Journal
Report Outlines Impacts of Caltrain Electrification

12/5/2014 | RT&S
Caltrain Releases Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project FEIR

12/5/2014 | Progressive Railroading
Caltrain Unveils Final Environmental Report for Electrification Project; OK’s Rail-Car Purchase

12/6/2014
Caltrain Updates Cost and Schedule for Electrification Project

10/27/2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal
Caltrain Announces Formation of Caltrain Commuter Coalition

10/27/2014 | Progressive Railroading
FRA Gives Caltrain Green Light to Start PTC Implementation

10/16/2014
Caltrain Receives FRA Approval to Proceed with New Positive Train Control System

10/7/2014 | Progressive Railroading
Caltrain Cleared to Advance Design-Build Plans for Electrification

10/7/2014 | The Daily Journal
Caltrain for Design/Build Plans for Electrification

10/6/2014
Caltrain Gets Clearance to Proceed with Design/Build Plans for Electrification

Fall 2014
Caltrain Connection

9/12/2014 | Global Rail News
Caltrain Ask Passengers to Help Design New Trains

9/8/2014 | Railway Age
Caltrain Seeks Input on Electric Train Plans

August 2014 | Transportation and Infrastructure Magazine
Caltrain Modernization Program

July 2014 | Potrero View
Caltrain to Go Electric Starting in 2019

July 2014
CalMod Infographic

Summer 2014
Caltrain Connection

June 25, 2014
Caltrain Applauds Passage of State Budget with Strong Transportation Funding

June, 2014
CalMod E-News: Summer Edition

5/16/2014
Caltrain Modernization Takes Another Step Forward with RFQ

March, 2014
CalMod E-News: Spring Edition

5/20/2014 | SF Examiner
Caltrain and CHSR: A partnership to improve rail service along the Peninsula

2/28/2014
Caltrain Releases Electrification Project Draft Environmental Impact Report

1/16/2014 | The Daily Journal
High-Speed Rail: Partnering with Caltrain

1/11/2014 | The Daily Journal
Caltrain Modernization Video

Winter 2013/2014
Caltrain Connection

2013 & Earlier

9/17/2013
Caltrain Modernization Kicks Off Advanced Signal System Work

8/23/2013
Community Leaders Rally Support for Caltrain Modernization’s $20 Million Grant Application

6/15/2012
Bay Area Council Caltrain Issues Caltrain Modernization Economic Report

3/28/2012
Caltrain Applauds MTC Endorsement of Regional Agreement to Fund Modernization

6/23/2011
Federal Grant Moves Modernization of Caltrain Corridor Forward

5/28/2010
Caltrain Passes Key Milestone in Modernization Effort