April 3
SAMCEDA Applauds MTC Endorsement of Regional Agreement to Fund Caltrain Modernization
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission approved a regional agreement to fully fund the electrification of Caltrain.
The MOU formalizes support for a “blended” HSR/Caltrain system.
With the number of start-up companies springing up in the Caltrain Corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, maintaining the economic vitality of our region depends on meeting the mobility needs of our workers and employers now and in the future.  The benefits of Caltrain electrification – increased capacity, faster and more frequent service – will meet and exceed these needs, ensuring that the world’s most innovative companies can start here, and can stay here as they grow and add jobs.




CHSR_logoHigh-Speed Rail Revised Business Plan Emphasizes Blended Approach
The California High-Speed Rail Authority today released a revised 2012 Business Plan that projects a better, faster, and cheaper approach to connecting Northern and Southern California by 2029.
The revised plan embodies significant changes to the draft issued last November that will lead to the completion of a statewide high-speed rail network at a cost of $68.4 billion and will focus on blending services with existing transportation infrastructure in both the North and the South rather than building a fully dedicated track system that was projected to cost $98.1 billion in the draft plan.
San Mateo County Emergency Services & Northern California Regional Intelligence Center Invite You to a Private Sector Partnership Forum: Disaster Resiliency and Economic Recovery
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
8:30 AM – 12 PM
Library Community Center –
Wind Room
1000 East Hillsdale Boulevard
Foster City, CA 94404
OES and NCRIC are announcing a county wide program to enhance preparedness, build disaster resiliency and support economic recovery after disasters. This can only be accomplished by ensuring direct communication between the business community and county and local emergency managers.
For more information contact:
Heather Plamondon




San Mateo County Economic Development Association
1301 Shoreway Road, Suite 150 | Belmont, CA 94002
P (650) 413-5600 | F (650) 413-5909