Caltrain, the commuter service that runs between San Jose and San Francisco, is now powered by diesel locomotives, but electrifying its trains is a multibillion-dollar component of the “blended” north-south bullet train system. Republican members of Congress opposed to the bullet train want President Donald Trump’s administration to block a $650 million grant for the electrification project.
Caltrain, the commuter service that runs between San Jose and San Francisco, is now powered by diesel locomotives, but electrifying its trains is a multibillion-dollar component of the “blended” north-south bullet train system. Republican members of Congress opposed to the bullet train want President Donald Trump’s administration to block a $650 million grant for the electrification project. MERI SIMON Associated Press file
Caltrain, the commuter service that runs between San Jose and San Francisco, is now powered by diesel locomotives, but electrifying its trains is a multibillion-dollar component of the “blended” north-south bullet train system. Republican members of Congress opposed to the bullet train want President Donald Trump’s administration to block a $650 million grant for the electrification project. MERI SIMON Associated Press file
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