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San Mateo Rallies to Rescue Caltrain Electrification

Published Thursday March 2

The Federal Transit Administration grant had been approved in the final days of the Obama…

Caltrain has bought itself some time — at the price of up to $20 million.

The agency announced on Mon that it had negotiated a three-month extension with the contractors responsible for the rail line’s electrification project. That gives time for Caltrain and the Peninsula to lobby the federal government for a critical $647 mill. grant.

San Mateo county residents and business groups are joining in an effort to save the electrification project, which would increase Caltrain’s capacity and reduce its pollution .

Foust started a hashtag for fans of the project: #StandWithCaltrain .

Article length: About 730 words.
Tags: Burlingame
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