CalMod Celebrates Earth Month
April is Earth Month, so we thought we'd share some facts about how the Caltrain Modernization program is contributing to a healthier planet and a happier local community. The electrification of our fleet will result in a 97% reduction in emissions and will remove 176,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases annually, which are the main contributor to climate change. Switching from diesel to electric-powered trains also means reductions in noise pollution along the corridor. Together these environmental benefits mean a healthier habitat for people, plants, and animals alike. Over 65,000 people ride Caltrain everyday. That's a LOT of cars off the road, and electrification will allow even more people to choose a form of transportation that's only getting greener. Happy Earth Month, Caltrain riders!