Caltrain adds online resource for Peninsula Corridor electrification project

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The new website allows the public to vote on their favorite design preference.
SAN FRANCISCO — While Caltrain officials wait for feedback on a federal grant that would fully fund the Peninsula Corridor electrification project, agency officials are adding a new online resource to better educate the public on the benefits of the project.

The new website gives the public an overview of the design and amenities of the proposed electrified trainsets and allows visitors to weigh in on their own design preferences. The agency hopes to add a new virtual tour feature of the exterior and interior of the new trainsets in the future.

The electrification project hinges on the execution of a $647-million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s core capacity program. The grant money has been delayed in recent months while President Donald Trump and his administration finalize the availability of funds in the upcoming budget.

Despite the funding setbacks, the agency still hopes to have the new electrified trains running by 2021.

More information is available online.

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