Caltrain Statement: Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

We at Caltrain and SamTrans are deeply saddened by news of the untimely death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee this morning.

Mayor Lee was an exceptional leader, who was passionate about representing the City of San Francisco and its residents.

As a partner in the Caltrain system, Mayor Lee was committed to supporting Caltrain, and improving the service to better serve San Francisco residents and the region.

As a tribute to Mayor Lee, Caltrain and SamTrans will join other Bay Area public transit systems and pause service for one minute at noon today.

Mayor Lee’s legacy will live on and will continue to leave a positive mark on the City he loved. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family during this difficult time.

Jim Hartnett
Executive Director, Caltrain
General Manager, SamTrans




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 more than five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders. 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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About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 77 routes throughout San Mateo County.  Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976. 

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