U.S., California: San Francisco is set to pass a sales tax measure to save Caltrain. San Mateo says it’s dead on arrival

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; July 28, 2020

The three counties that fund Caltrain have reached an impasse that may shut down the Peninsula rail line, which is limping through the COVID-19 pandemic with 5% of the passengers it had last year.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Supervisors was poised to approve putting a 1/8 cent sales tax measure on the November ballot, with controversial conditions that would tie up most of the money until the counties resolve a conflict about governance.

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