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Caltrain gets $16 million grant for signal upgrades

Original post made on Jun 24, 2011

Caltrain's effort to upgrade its train service surged ahead Thursday when the Federal Railroad Administration awarded the cash-strapped system a $16 million to design a modern signaling system.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 24, 2011, 10:30 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by tommygee54, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Positve Train controls---first time I heard of such a thing. CalTrain does need the upgrades. Then comes electrification. Then if we are real lucky, then we may see HSR up and down the Peninsula while I am still alive...


Posted by DCS, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 25, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Looks like a step in the right direction, I would love to see those old diesel engines put out to pasture too.


Posted by Brian, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 28, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Pork, pure and simple. Allow for more trains to be run? Isn't CalTrain cutting service? Freight does not run on these tracks. Stop spending our money on unnecessary capital upgrades if you're cutting service.


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