Statement: Caltrain, SamTrans Offer Condolences for VTA Shooting
The men and women of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) are in the thoughts of everyone at Caltrain and SamTrans today as they cope with the shooting that took place at one of their facilities this morning.
“This is a dark day for the VTA and the City of San Jose,” said Caltrain Board Chair Dev Davis. “We don’t yet have all the details regarding this horrible act, but we stand with our member agency as they continue to serve the public amidst this tragedy.”
“We are deeply saddened by the terrible shooting this morning,” said SamTrans Board Chair Charles Stone. “Our hearts go out to everyone at VTA; especially the women and men who work to keep it running.”
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.
About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 70 routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.
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