MEDIA ADVISORY: 25th Avenue Grade Separation Groundbreaking

MEDIA ADVISORY: 25th Avenue Grade Separation Groundbreaking

 

What:        
Caltrain, in cooperation with the City of San Mateo, will host a celebratory event to break ground on the long-anticipated 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project that will raise the tracks and slightly lower the ground (grade separate) at E. 25th Avenue in San Mateo.

When:       
1 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Where:      
31st Avenue @ Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403

Who:         
Speakers for the program will include:

  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • San Mateo Mayor David Lim
  • San Mateo City Councilmember Maureen Freschet
  • Redwood City Councilmember and Caltrain Board Chair Jeff Gee (emcee)
  • California High Speed Rail Authority Interim Chief Executive Officer Tom Fellenz
  • San Mateo City Manager Larry Patterson

Why:         
The 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project is designed to improve safety for both motorists and pedestrians, and it will reduce local traffic congestion in San Mateo.  In addition, the project will provide an opportunity to complete east-west street connections at 28th and 31st Avenues.  As part of the project improvements, Caltrain will build a new elevated Hillsdale Station located at E. 28th Avenue. The new station will offer updated amenities and will allow for better safety and reduced traffic.

 

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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 earlier this year. 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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