Post a New Topic
Original post made
on Apr 20, 2011
Can we Say "PUNTING the ISSUE"? I am sure there is low rideship on at least one of the 86 trains.... I 90% empty trains at night....
Lets cut what is not needed so what if we have to cut a few jobs... we are in the business to provide jobs.... That is for companies to do and they can't do it if we raise rates and make cost of living higher for riders (just to prvent Cal Train layoffs which are necessary) and they need more pay..vicious cycle of economics....
Isn't this the same method that winds up with them freaking out every year about how they don't have money...? Oy vey.
Does anyone know where I can find data on which stations have the lowest absolute ridership? The top ten stations by ridership are listed on page 9 of this report:
And page 8 shows the change in ridership for each station between 2010 and 2011.
But the report does not have the table that I would want to see if I owned or operated Caltrain, which is: which stations generate more revenues than expenses, and which don't?
If the economically feasible core of the Caltrain line could be identified and served exclusively, the JPB could build a viable rail line bit by bit.
The data on absolute ridership by station for every station (not just the top 10) is available in the full 2010 ridership report, here:
I'm assuming they have the 2011 data too, they just haven't published the full report yet.
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.
WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,655 views
Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 2,555 views
Ode to Brussels Sprout
By Laura Stec | 14 comments | 2,233 views
Go Giants! Next Stop: World Series!
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,710 views
Home & Real Estate
Shop Mountain View
Send News Tips
Circulation & Delivery
Palo Alto Online
© 2014 Mountain View Online
All rights reserved.