San Jose

150 Years of Rail

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, May 8, 2014


Image courtesy of Flickr user SP8254

150 years ago Southern Pacific began service between San Jose and San Francisco. We know this service today as Caltrain, a route with big plans for modernization, and possibly high-speed rail, in the near future. Hear from the father of modern transit service in Silicon Valley about the history and future of the peninsula commute.

+ Rod Diridon / Mineta Transportation Institute
+ Casey Fromson / Caltrain 

CM I 1.0 pending


SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.638.0083


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Okay to bring lunch

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