Caltrain’s board of directors to vote on reduced capital budget Thursday 

Caltrain’s board of directors will vote Thursday on a $60 million capital budget plan that was recently reduced due to a lack of contributions from the agency’s transit partners.

Originally, Caltrain proposed a $64.6 million capital budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which covers the rail operator’s long-term plans like infrastructure upgrades and car-replacement programs.

However, the original capital budget was contingent on $4.2 million in contributions from its three funding partners — Muni, SamTrans and the Valley Transportation Authority. Those agencies were not able to meet that request, so Caltrain reduced their projected contribution to $2.7 million each.

As a result, the agency’s revised capital budget amounts to $60.7 million. Projects to maintain the state of Caltrain’s cars and signage upgrades at Sunnyvale and 22nd Street stations will be postponed this year because of the funding shortfalls.

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