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With an annual ridership of over 14 million commuters, Caltrain provides rail services between San Francisco and San Jose. Our ability to provide safe and efficient transportation services is greatly impacted by federal, state and local legislation and regulatory policies.
Caltrain’s Government Affairs staff is responsible for developing and coordinating the organization’s legislative program at the federal, state, regional and local levels. The Government Affairs team monitors and analyzes the impact of legislative and regulatory issues, and develops a coordinated strategy for responding to these issues as they impact San Mateo County's transportation services. The Government Affairs staff maintains an active presence in Washington D.C. and Sacramento to ensure that our interests are well represented in these various forums. Staff also coordinates local and community affairs and serves as the liaison to regional organizations, local government and the communities we serve.