The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB), the entity that manages Caltrain, is seeking volunteers from San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to apply for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).
The CAC currently has openings for four seats representing San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Committee members are asked to serve a three-year term through 2022. One of the vacant seats representing San Mateo County will serve a partial term through 2021.
The CAC is composed of nine community members who serve in an advisory capacity to the Caltrain board of directors, providing input on the needs of current and potential rail customers.
Residents interested in joining the advisory committee can find an application on the CAC website here, or by calling 650.508.6347. Applications for the CAC are due by Thursday, June 13, 2019.
The CAC meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:40 p.m. at the Caltrain headquarters at 1250 San Carlos Avenue, about one block from the San Carlos Caltrain Station. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit www.caltrain.cacapplication.com.
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. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad has provided the community with more than 150 years of continuous passenger service. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.