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August 2018
CalMod E-News 
In this Issue: Cab car mock up, the latest on construction and vehicle manufacturing, and CalMod in the community. 

Cab Mock Up

A mock up of the new electric train cab car has been installed, which will assist the crew in learning the different functionalities and features of the new high-performance trains' control car.

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Construction to make Caltrain a modern, electric commuter rail system continues! In August, crews finished the first pass of potholing for utilities in San Francisco and Brisbane while continuing to pothole from Belmont to San Jose. Crews also continued tree work in Menlo Park and San Jose as well as the construction of the Traction Power Substation in San Jose . 

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Manufacturing marked a major milestone with the carshell of the first trainset passing multiple structural load tests. Train manufacturing continues its busy schedule, with three trainsets now in production

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San Francisco Community Meeting 
August 21, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Mission Creek Senior Community
225 Berry St., San Francisco 

Local Policy Makers Group (LPMG)
August 23, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. 
SamTrans Administrative Offices
Edward J. Bacciocco Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos

Palo Alto Community Meeting
August 28, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Lucie Stern Community Center, Fireside Room
1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto

Mountain View Community Meeting
September 12, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall
500 Castro St., Mountain View

Sunnyvale Community Meeting
September 17, 2018 at 6 p.m. 
Washington Park
840 W. Washington Ave., Sunnyvale

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What Is CalMod?

The Caltrain Modernization Program (CalMod) includes electrification and other projects that will upgrade the performance, efficiency, capacity, safety and reliability of Caltrain's service. The current electrification project will electrify the corridor from San Francisco to San Jose and replace 75 percent of Caltrain's diesel service with high-performance electric trains, reducing air pollution and providing better service to more riders.