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Monday, March 23, 2015
11:30 AM – 11:30 PM
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Caltrain Celebrates 10 Years of Baby Bullet Service; Looks To Future Growth and Meeting Commuter Needs; Announces Formation of Caltrain Commuter Coalition
As Caltrain marks its 10th year of Baby Bullet service, major employers that have grown their companies along the Caltrain/101 corridor announced the formation of a new advocacy coalition that will work to support efforts to expand Caltrain capacity and service as the system struggles to meet the unprecedented ridership and financial demands it is facing.
The Caltrain Commuter Coalition (C3) is being coordinated by the Bay Area Council (BAC), the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) and the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) and includes participation from Bay Bio, Google, HP, LinkedIn, Oracle, Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Stanford and other companies working to ensure that traffic congestion and limited public transportation capacity between San Francisco and San Jose does not limit the region’s ability to remain economically competitive.
"Caltrain is crucial to the Peninsula - a driver of business and an essential resource for those of us who live here. We must act now and together to protect Caltrain and assure its future as a viable and critical element of the 101 corridor," said Rosanne Foust, President and CEO of the San Mateo County Economic Development Association. "When we speak up together for Caltrain, we must speak together as a community with common interests in economic vitality and livability
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