Mayor Lee on Federal Funding Approval for Caltrain Electrification
“I am very pleased to see that the federal government plans to move forward with fully funding Caltrain’s electrification project.
This transformative initiative will improve public transportation for regional commuters, create jobs, spur economic growth, and reduce traffic congestion on our highways and roads.
Large infrastructure projects such as Caltrain electrification are critical to ensuring that our region grows in a sustainable manner. It has been in the planning for decades, and it is encouraging that the federal government decided to honor its repeated past commitments to the project.
I want to thank our United States Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, and our Congressional Representatives Anna Eshoo, Jackie Speier and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for their tremendous leadership on this issue and their continued advocacy for this important undertaking. I would also like to thank San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and other local, regional and state officials and stakeholders who have supported this project over the years.”