What: Caltrain is celebrating the completion of the San Bruno Grade Separation Project with a special community event on Saturday, May 10. The event will feature speeches from Bay Area policymakers, display tables from local businesses and organizations, live music, food (for purchase) and light refreshments, a children’s face-painter and other attractions.
The $155 million grade-separation project elevated the Caltrain station and tracks at three crossings in San Bruno. This improves safety conditions for both motorists and pedestrians while also helping to reduce congestion to and from Highway 101 in San Bruno.
When: Community Celebration from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, May 10
Where: Posy Park—located on the Huntington Avenue side of San Bruno Caltrain Station
Who: Speakers for the program will include:
San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane
Caltrain Board Chair Tom Nolan
Transportation Authority Board Chair Karyl Matsumoto
Caltrain Deputy CEO Chuck Harvey
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 has enjoyed three years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 50,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad will celebrate 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 corridor by 2019, reducing diesel emissions by 90 percent and adding more service to more stations.
About the TA: Created to administer Measure A, San Mateo County’s ½ sales tax, the Transportation Authority provides funding for transportation and infrastructure improvement projects. In 2004, more than 75 percent of San Mateo County residents voted to reauthorize Measure A for an additional 25 years.12.0W� ak8�J؎Kite'>