The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB) welcomed new member Cindy Chavez at the rail agency’s meeting today.
Chavez was sworn in and will represent the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority on the JPB. She is taking over for Ken Yeager who stepped down in January after 17 years on the board.
Chavez also serves on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
The JPB is the governing body of Caltrain, the commuter rail service that operates in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Caltrain is managed by the San Mateo County Transit District, in partnership with the City and County of San Francisco and VTA. The nine-member board of directors is composed of three members from each of the three partner agencies.
For additional information about board members, visit www.caltrain.com/board.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the system, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.
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