Brown, Pelosi, and other leaders celebrated electrification groundbreaking in Milbrae. Pelosi bemoaned the “fight that shouldn’t have been,” with the Trump Administration to get $647 million in federal matching funds approved before he took office. Fortunately, Elaine Chao, Trump’s Secretary of Transportation, finally signed the Federal Full Funding Grant Agreement.
After months of back and forth, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that it is approving $647 million in funds for Caltrain electrification. The grant approval will allow Caltrain to begin construction of its electrification project almost immediately, bringing smoother rides and cleaner air to California.
We continue our overview of what’s at stake in the big transit ballot initiatives next week with a look at California. Previous installments in this series examined Indianapolis, Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, and Raleigh. All three of Streetsblog’s west coast editors contributed to this article: Melanie Curry of Streetsblog CA, Roger Rudick of Streetsblog SF, and Joe Linton of Streetsblog LA. Twenty of 58 California […]