San Mateo County has proposed a deal to once and for all end a decadeslong power struggle and debt debacle that has plagued the governing of Caltrain, the commuter train that runs from San Francisco to Gilroy.

San Mateo County’s transportation agency, SamTrans, is seeking a combined $15.2 million from Santa Clara and San Francisco, the two other countries through which the train runs, in exchange for “diminished rights” within Caltrain governance. The payment would be an addition to the agreement reached last week for SamTrans to be repaid $19 million for a related debt by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the agency overseeing transportation in the Bay Area.

(650) 344-5200, ext. 105

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for visiting the Daily Journal.

Please purchase an Enhanced Subscription to continue reading. To continue, please log in, or sign up for a new account.

We offer one free story view per month. If you register for an account, you will get two additional story views. After those three total views, we ask that you support us with a subscription.

A subscription to our digital content is so much more than just access to our valuable content. It means you’re helping to support a local community institution that has, from its very start, supported the betterment of our society. Thank you very much!