The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates Caltrain, unanimously elected Tom Nolan, board chair of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, as board chair at its meeting today. Nolan was one of the founding board members of Caltrain, authorizing the purchase of the right of way in 1991.
SamTrans Board member Jerry Deal, who is also a member of the Burlingame City Council, was elected vice chair.
The board has nine members, with three representatives from each of the three counties through which the rail service operates – San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara. The board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos, two blocks from the train station. For more information about Caltrain visit www.caltrain.com.
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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 has enjoyed three years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 50,000 average weekday riders. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad will celebrate 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 corridor by 2019, reducing diesel emissions by 90 percent and adding more service to more stations.