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Caltrain Statement: Zero Tolerance for Hate/Racism

Caltrain Statement: Zero Tolerance for Hate/Racism

Caltrain Board Chair and San José City Council Member, Devora ‘Dev’ Davis, released a statement today in response to an incident that occurred at the San Jose Diridon Station on Wednesday, March 10, addressing the increasing and escalating acts of violence targeting Asians and Asian-Americans.

“Caltrain has zero tolerance for hate, racism, and xenophobia. Especially in our diverse region, our transit system is a place where all people should be safe,” Davis said. “Caltrain is thankful to our Transit Police and Allied Universal, our contract security, for their swift response to this issue.”

Michelle Bouchard, Chief Operating Officer, Rail, stated: “Caltrain condemns all acts perpetuating racism and anti-Asian bigotry. Our operations team is whole-heartedly dedicated to providing a safe environment and we will continue to work with the community to do so.”

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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 commute service to Gilroy. 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 corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.

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