Post a New Topic
Original post made
on May 20, 2009
Now thats just great. For those who live in the South County and actually use CalTrain to commute north, I guess going green and reducing that nasty CO2 isn't so important anymore.
Uh oh, look out, maybe the whole control Global Warming thing is going to be too expensive.
Good point, Dennis. The costs of allowing global warming to continue: storms, drought, wildfires, famine and disease in parts of the world, and the resulting threats to peace. And let's admit it, if transit costs too much and runs too infrequently, most of us don't use it - yes, that includes me.
If you, like me, do not agree with their planned cuts, please make sure to email or show up to the meetings so that your voice is heard! If we all forget or figure that someone else will speak up and no one does, nothing good will come of it.
It seems to me Caltrains is moving in the wrong direction. They should be trying to increase ridership, not shooing away passengers. Also, how is one who doesn't have a car suppose to get to and from the meeting locations from the train station at that time of night? Has anyone seen VTA's announcement that they expect an increase in revenues later this fall?
Regarding Curious Observer's post above about the accessibility of meeting locations without a car, both locations are directly on rail lines. VTA's administrative offices are right at the VTA River Oaks light rail station, and the Mountain View-Winchester line runs every 15 minutes to that location until 7PM, and every 30 minutes until midnight; the light rail line connects directly to the Caltrain line.
Caltrain's headquarters in San Carlos are just a few blocks from the Sab Carlos Caltrain station, whch is served by trains every 30-60 minutes until about 8PM and every hour until midnight. There is also frequent bus service along El Camino just 2 blocks from there.
Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.
Post a comment
Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online.
Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information
We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.
Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?
- Bailey Park
- Blossom Valley
- Castro City
- Cuesta Park
- Jackson Park
- Monta Loma
- North Bayshore
- North Whisman
- Old Mountain View
- Rengstorff Park
- Rex Manor
- Shoreline West
- St. Francis Acres
- Stierlin Estates
- Sylvan Park
- The Crossings
- Waverly Park
- Whisman Station
- another community
Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.
Cho's Los Altos finally opens
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 4,920 views
College Touring Tips
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 4 comments | 4,177 views
Eggs and Bacon Walk Into a Bar
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,394 views
Gifts (that are not bought)
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 886 views
Anxious? Try Avoiding Avoidance
By Caroline Fleck | 2 comments | 865 views
Home & Real Estate
Shop Mountain View
Send News Tips
Circulation & Delivery
Palo Alto Online
© 2015 Mountain View Online
All rights reserved.