Get Us Moving San Mateo County (GUM) is offering several opportunities for the public to share their thoughts about strategies to address the County’s critical transportation needs. Two town hall meetings have been held in San Mateo and Pacifica, with two more on the way in Menlo Park and South San Francisco.
If you have an opinion about transportation policy on the Peninsula (and unless you never leave your home, you do) these meetings are the place to make your voice heard. The town hall meetings will be held at the following locations:
Thursday, February 15, 6:30 p.m.
Ballroom, Menlo Park Senior Center
110 Terminal Avenue, Menlo Park
Thursday, February 22, 6:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, Municipal Services Building
33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco
GUM is a collaborative effort between the San Mateo County Transit District, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and partner agencies and organizations. GUM is designed to inform the San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors about San Mateo County residents’ transportation priorities. This information will be taken into account when determining how revenues generated by a potential ballot measure would be spent. The town halls are part of a larger public outreach effort that includes an online survey and coordinated presentations to City Councils, chambers of commerce and other community organizations throughout the County.
We look forward to hearing what you have to say.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain has enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. 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.