President Donald Trump's 2017 federal budget package includes $100 million for upgrades to Caltrain, the San Francisco Peninsula commuter rail line. The proposal renews hope that the project, which was derailed a few months ago when the new administration delayed a final decision, will be able to break ground within months.
The $1.98-billion Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project would install a communications-based overlay signal system positive train control and an advanced signal system and replace diesel trains with electric multiple-unit trains. A total of 51 miles from San Francisco to San Jose would be upgraded. Trains would run at up to 79 mph.