SamTrans and Caltrain Welcome New Board Members

SamTrans and Caltrain Welcome New Board Members

The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors and the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board welcomed two new members at its July meetings.

Redwood City Councilman Jeff Gee was sworn in as the newest SamTrans board member July 13, replacing former San Carlos Mayor Omar Ahmad who recently died of a heart attack. Gee represents Cities – South County on the board.

Burlingame Vice Mayor Jerry Deal was sworn in July 7 as the newest member of the Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates Caltrain. Deal, who also replaces Ahmad, represents SamTrans on the JPB.

Board member Adrienne Tissier was elected vice chair of the JPB at the same meeting, a position also held by Ahmad.

The Transit District's board has nine members, with two representatives from the county Board of Supervisors; three city council representatives, who are appointed by the City Selection Committee; three public members from different geographic regions of the county; and a transportation expert, who is appointed by the county Board of Supervisors.

The Transit District board meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. at 1250 San Carlos Ave. in San Carlos, two blocks from El Camino bus service and the train station.

The Caltrain board has nine members, with representatives from each of the three counties through which the rail service operates – San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara.

The Caltrain board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos. For more information about Caltrain, visit www.caltrain.com.

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