At a February 17, 2010 meeting of the CCJPB the organization voted to seek Federal funding for a capitol improvements plan which includes upgrading trackage from Oakland to San Jose which would support an increase in daily commuter trains from 14 to 22. The funding plan includes local, state (primarily CA HSR Connectivity bond funds), and federal FY2010 High Speed/Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) funds. The Segment G portion of the Dumbarton Rail Project for the Union City Intermodal Station and Oakland Subdivision railroad improvements are one of the projects.
The CCJPB will seek support from Pete Stark's office in obtaining the HSIRP funds from the Feds.
If you wish to read the details go to http://www.capitolcorridor.org/included/docs/board_meetings/ccjpa_agenda_100217.pdf and look for attachment VI.3. from the meeting minutes.
Posted 27 mar 10 MD