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Lofgren on Caltrain Electrification Project Funding

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Washington, May 22, 2017 | Contact: Peter Whippy (2022253072) | comments
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) applauded the Federal Transit Administration's announcement - in a reversal of their earlier decision to withhold funding - to execute the Full Funding Grant Agreement for the Caltrain Modernization Program Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project.

"Today's announcement is very good news with huge benefits for millions of residents and businesses from San Jose to San Francisco. The Caltrain electrification project will create an estimated 9,600 jobs, provide much needed relief from traffic congestion, improve air quality, and boost daily ridership from 65,000 to 110,000. It’s a shame that California’s 14 Republican House members got this delayed, which increases costs to taxpayers.”

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