Business Plan Overview
Caltrain is one of the busiest commuter rail systems in the country, and ridership demand is growing. It provides a cost effective, convenient alternative to driving and connects jobs and housing, but the system will need to grow to meet current and future demand.
The Caltrain Business Plan is a joint effort with agency partners and communities along the corridor to develop a better understanding of the region’s future transportation needs and identify opportunities and strategies that will meet those needs.
Why think about the future of the corridor?
The Bay Area population and economy have continued to grow, leading to:
Traffic congestion and longer, unreliable commutes
Increased cost of transportation and housing
Electrification of the Caltrain corridor is underway and will allow Caltrain to run faster, more frequent service while reducing noise and emissions.
Electrification creates the potential for expanded Caltrain service that will meet the current and future needs of our region. The Business Plan will identify the best strategies for maximizing this potential by developing a long-term service vision for the corridor, defining the infrastructure needed to support that service vision, and identifying opportunities to fund the implementation of these improvements.
Take our short survey!
We want to know what you think is important about Caltrain service, including its benefits to and challenges for you and your community. Whether you ride Caltrain or not, we want to hear from you. Expect to spend 2-3 minutes on this survey.