The Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) board will vote tonight (March 3) on whether to recommend financial support for Caltrain.
Under consideration are options to transfer $5.5 million in funds from the Dumbarton Rail project and up to $20 million from the electrification project on an interim basis to Caltrain.
The board will also vote on a proposal to reimburse $7.2 million to San Mateo County's SamTrans for its 1991 right-of-way purchase of Caltrain's tracks -- contingent on the funds being earmarked for Caltrain.
The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding St., San Jose.
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which governs Caltrain, will vote on whether to declare a fiscal emergency for Caltrain on April 7 at 10 a.m. at SamTrans Headquarters, Bacciocco Auditorium, Second Floor, 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos.