Caltrain Breaks Ground on Historic Electrification Project

State Senator Jerry Hill joined Governor Jerry Brown, Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi, Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier, state Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymembers Mark Berman, Kevin Mullin and Phil Ting and other dignitaries at Caltrain celebration. View the video of Senator Hill's remarks by clicking here.

In the News

KRON4: Caltrain says the project is expected to provide substantial economic and environmental improvements to the popular train line. Electrifying the Caltrain system from San Francisco to San Jose, since 1999, has been a lofty goal for the train service. Now, with shovels now in the ground, that is becoming a reality.
July 21, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle: Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, has authored SB797, which would give the three counties in Caltrain’s domain the authority to ask voters for an eighth-cent sale tax to raise about $100 million a year. That would cover the annual contributions by those three counties, while leaving up to $70 million a year for maintenance and new infrastructure.
July 19, 2017
Mercury News: As current and former chairs of the Caltrain board of directors, we are happy and thankful that state Sen. Jerry Hill has introduced a bill to address Caltrain’s longstanding need for a permanent, dedicated funding source.
July 19, 2017

Press Releases

Patient Safety Bills by Senator Hill Face Crucial Vote Tuesday by Assembly Committee

The Assembly Business and Professions Committee casts do-or-die votes on two consumer protection bills by state Senator Jerry Hill that would ensure that patients are notified by their doctor if the physician has been placed on probation for...

July 08, 2017

California Senate Adjourns in Memory of Community Leader Arnold Lee at Request of Senators Hill & Wiener

“Arnold Lee was a great believer in community empowerment, the importance of education, giving back, and paying it forward,” said Senator Hill. “His many career and volunteer efforts, often in leadership roles, attest to his strong...

June 29, 2017

State Legislators for the Peninsula, San Francisco and the South Bay Introduce Bill to Help Caltrain Fund Itself and Keep Pace with Increasing Demand, Region’s Growth

State Senator Jerry Hill, joined by Senators Jim Beall, Bob Wieckowski and Scott Wiener and Assemblymembers David Chiu, Ash Kalra, Kevin Mullin, Mark Stone and Phil Ting, introduced legislation today that lays the groundwork for Caltrain to...

June 20, 2017