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Uncertainties mount for struggling Caltrain

Original post made on Jan 28, 2011

Facing the looming possibility that Caltrain could go bankrupt if other means of financing are not found, Friends of Caltrain -- a grassroots group of riders, neighborhood groups, environmentalists and employers -- will hold a community meeting Saturday, Jan. 29, in support of the Peninsula's beleaguered rail line.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 28, 2011, 11:04 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 28, 2011 at 11:54 am

If it can't sustain itself, let it go. It isn't necessary.


Posted by BD, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Did you read the article? Ridership is up!

Roads can't sustain themselves without dedicated sources of funding. Does that mean they aren't necessary?


Posted by 101, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

"There is no room to expand 101"

They're going to widen 101 pretty soon. From 85 northward, they're adding a second carpool lane in each direction plus an auxiliary lane in each direction.


Posted by Kristine, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I bet it would break even if workers were privatized to a third party or de-unionized.


Posted by Ned, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 31, 2011 at 6:55 am

Gee, Kristine, it must be nice to get to stay at home and home school and not have to worry about an income, supporting your family, or getting to work on public transportation or making sure your kids go to a good, well-funded school.


Posted by Kristine, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 31, 2011 at 10:42 am

I never implyed homeschooling as a one size suits all solution. Just that it's a good thing to consider for those who can. Cause those who stay in school will get the benefit of less crowded and better funded schools if enough people consider it a mainstream option.


Posted by jupiterk, a resident of Gemello
on Feb 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I like the caltrain even though I only use it few times a year during weekends. its really a great option to use it during weekdays and takes lot of the tension during peak commuting hours.

It would be great if they can get the costs under control by whatever means it takes. It makes no sense to run them during the non-peak periods.

I always wonder why we are in this situation? Looks to me this is another mismanaged agency by crooks who pay themselves sky high salaries and benefits.


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