Caltrain OK’d for sales tax ballot measure

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SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill allowing Caltrain to place a sales tax measure before voters. The proposed tax measure would support expanded commuter rail service between San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.

Caltrain officials say the bill allows the agency to place a sales tax of no more than a one-eighth-cent before voters in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. The ballot measure still needs approval from the board of supervisors, the transit governing boards in each county, as well two-thirds of the voters in all three counties.

The additional tax revenue would help fund commuter rail expansions, such as the agency’s electrification project, and other commuter rail enhancements currently being identified in the agency’s business plan.

When complete, the plan will analyze current service levels, ridership statistics, infrastructure needs, and funding strategies.

Caltrain’s entire system spans nearly 78 miles throughout San Francisco and the Santa Clara Valley.

See the news release online.

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