Caltrain Seeks Volunteers for Citizens Advisory Committee 


Media Contact: Mahmoud Abunie, 650.730.6201  

The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB), the entity that manages Caltrain, is seeking volunteers from San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to apply for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).    

The CAC currently has four openings available, two each for representatives from San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. In San Mateo County, one vacancy is for a regular seat, full-term, ending in 2026. The other vacant regular seat is for a partial-term ending in 2024. In Santa Clara County, one vacancy is for one regular seat for a term ending in 2026, and the other one is for an alternate seat with a term ending in 2026. Committee members are asked to serve a three-year term.   

The CAC is comprised 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 web page here, or by calling 650.508.6347. Applications for the CAC are due by Friday, August 25.  

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 Citizens Advisory Committee | Caltrain   


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. Serving the region since 1863, Caltrain is the oldest continually operating rail system west of the Mississippi. Looking to the future, Caltrain is set to electrify the corridor by 2024, which will reduce diesel emissions and add more service to more stations while advancing the agency’s equity goals. 

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