Update on Measure RR – Caltrain Funding
With 70.3%, voters passed measure RR, funding for Caltrain. This measure is for a 1/8th cent sales tax in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco Counties to help fund the operating and capital costs of Caltrain rail service. The sales tax is predicted to raise about $108 million annually for 30 years and will provide funding for electrification and an equity plan supporting low-income train riders. Caltrain service plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by providing a commute alternative to single occupancy cars throughout the peninsula.