Public Officials, Caltrain Celebrate Foundation Completion of Electrification Project

Source: KCBS Radio

Caltrain is celebrating the completion of the foundation of its electrification project, which officials say will provide a cleaner and easier commute in the Bay Area.

Public officials from around the Bay Area came to mark the completion and the placement of the final gold bolt on the San Francisco foundation on Friday following four years of construction, two of which happened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

... But some hurdles remain. State Assemblyman Phil Ting, who chairs the budget committee, said California has provided nearly $1 billion for this project but a funding gap still remains to get it finished. "The state has been extraordinarily supportive already and I imagine that we are going to continue to keep supporting this project all the way till 2024," Ting said.