Mountain View Voice

For the Record - October 5, 2012

Voices Around Town

Do you support electrifying Caltrain on the Peninsula?

Asked in downtown Mountain View. Pictures and interviews by Ashley Finden.

"I would be curious as to what effects on the environment that would have — if it would be better, how much time it would take? What impact it would have on the current commuters of the Caltrain."

Adrienne Peterson, Mountain View

"Just arriving back from New Zealand after living there for a year, coming back to the Bay Area, I was definitely really excited about all of the new updated schedules and more trains going to and from San Francisco. In terms of it being electric ... I do think it's exciting and that the Bay Area is definitely a leader for public transit."

April Harnett, Mountain View

"I think it's a good idea. I think it's a general trend to electrify rail and I think it's more environmentally friendly. So I think it's a good idea."

Wogtek Dabek, Warsaw

"I think it's a great idea. Anything to reduce the amount of diesel being burned on a daily basis is a step in the right direction."

Mark Visscher, Mountain View

"I'm definitely for cleaner fuel sources as long as it doesn't take too much money and as long as it doesn't shut down the Caltrain at all, because I rely on it for getting back and forth from Mountain View."

Shane Reissel, San Francisco

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