Statement from Supervisor Dave Pine on the Agreement to Place a Caltrain Sales Tax Measure on the November Ballot

South San Francisco, CA  August 5, 2020 Submitted by David Burruto, Chief of Staff, SMC Supervisor Pine

San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine

Representatives of the three counties that comprise the Caltrain Joint Powers Authority have reached an agreement to finally facilitate a lifeline sales tax measure to be placed on the November General Election ballot.

 

Should the sales tax pass in November, Caltrain riders and the region will benefit tremendously as Caltrain will have funding to weather the COVID pandemic and to pursue expanded, affordable and reliable service as we electrify the system.

 

While the success of the ballot measure is by no means guaranteed, we now have a pathway to secure a long sought after dedicated source of revenue for Caltrain.

 

Caltrain can prosper only if local leaders work collaboratively and in the interest of the entire region that Caltrain serves.  We have taken an important step in that direction with this agreement.

 

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