Caltrain nets federal funds for maintenance

Caltrain nets federal funds for maintenance

Caltrain will receive $750,000 in federal funds to develop a

comprehensive

maintenance program, the commuter line announced Thursday.
Caltrain will receive $750,000 in federal funds to develop a “comprehensive” maintenance program, the commuter line announced Thursday.

The Bay Area train service was one of six rail lines nationwide to receive the funding as part of a $3 million pilot program by the Federal Transit Administration, according to a Caltrain news release.

Caltrain said it will use the money to track the condition and maintenance of the railroad, including signals, benches and station platforms.

Although Caltrain already has a computer program to track maintenance, the funding will allow the agency to upgrade its current program with quicker, more up-to-date information, according to the press release.

The pilot program is expected to last 15 months, and results will be shared with transit groups across the country, Caltrain announced.

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