Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Passenger Rail


Rail News: Passenger Rail

Caltrain owner, Santa Clara VTA and Denver RTD elect officers


The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board recently elected San Francisco Supervisor Sean Elsbernd chairman and San Mateo County Supervisor Mark Church, vice chairman.

Elsbernd represents the city and county of San Francisco, and Church represents the transit district on the board, which owns and operates Caltrain.

In addition, the board swore in San Carlos Vice Mayor Omar Ahmad as a member. He also represents the transit district on the board.

Meanwhile, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has elected San Jose council member Sam Liccardo chairman and Mountain View council member Margaret Abe-Koga, vice chairman.

Liccardo has served on VTA’s board since 2007 and was vice chairman last year. A newly appointed VTA board member, Abe-Koga has served as chair and vice chair of VTA’s Policy Advisory Committee since 2007.

VTA also installed the following new board members: Sunnyvale Vice Mayor Chris Moylan; Los Altos Hills council member Rich Larsen; Santa Clara council member Jamie Matthews (alternate); Saratoga council member Chuck Page; Gilroy council member Perry Woodward; and Milpitas Vice Mayor Pete McHugh (alternate).

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver recently elected officers, too. The agency will install Lee Kemp as chairman; Chris Martinez as fist vice chair; Noel Busck as second vice chair; Kent Bagley as secretary; and John Tayer as treasurer. Kemp, who joined RTD’s board in 2004, will serve his third-straight term as chairman.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 1/12/2010