South San Francisco, CA October 14, 2019 Press Release
Caltrain Promotes Bike Registration with Project 529
Caltrain Rail Operations and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department are holding more outreach events to encourage bike riders to register their bikes in partnership with Project 529.
This app-based system allows bike owners to input identifying information about their bike and report theft. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department, which contracts with Caltrain to serve as the agency’s Transit Police unit, has access to the 529 database for both Caltrain and several other bike communities already registered with the program in the event that a bike is reported stolen in the area.
To promote the program, Caltrain is hosting four more free bike registration days:
San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station
Tuesday, October 15, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Hillsdale Caltrain Station
Tuesday, October 15, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Mountain View Caltrain Station
Wednesday, October 16, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
San Francisco Caltrain Station
Thursday, October 17, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Caltrain riders who use a bicycle are encouraged to take advantage of these events and help deter theft. In addition to the digital registry, the program offers shield stickers, which indicate the bike’s secure registration and help deter theft. The first 500 people, per location, to register their bike will receive a free shield sticker.
To download the app or learn more, visit www.Project529.com/Caltrain.
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. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 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, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.