The needs-based plan highlights Caltrain's ongoing safety program, the State-of-Good-Repair program and efforts to maximize ridership. Long-term needs focus on the Peninsula Rail Program (the agency's partnership with the California High-Speed Rail Authority) and the modernization and electrification of Caltrain.
Major challenges facing the rail agency, including Caltrain's structural deficit and capital program shortfall, also are reflected in the SRTP.
The SRTP is updated annually to meet the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's regulatory requirements to program federal funds.
Comments will be accepted through Nov. 20. The final plan will be presented to the board for adoption at its Dec. 3 meeting.