Caltrain mulls major fare increases
Original post made on Sep 5, 2008
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on Sep 5, 2008 at 4:42 pm
I disagree with Ms. Dunn's statement that the prospect of Caltrain raising fares is not capturing people's attention because they are generally understanding of the need to raise fares due to high energy prices. Caltrain is not doing anything to promote the meetings at which fare increases are discussed. I ride the train to and from work five days a week, and have never seen anything mentioning a forum where fares will be discussed. Additionally, when you go to the Caltrain website, there is no mention of a possible fare hike. If more people knew this was an issue, they would speak up, but Caltrain is not alerting enough people that this is a possibility. They sould do a better job in communicating the potential for a fare hike and receive actual responses, rather than assume that people are accepting of it. Silence is not consent.
on Sep 5, 2008 at 9:01 pm
What is really needed is better innovation in the pricing policy. We have no familty tickets, no off peak tickets, no tickets that enable users to use Muni, or BART or VTA.
If Caltrain were to really listen to passengers, then they would start thinking of how to give their passengers a better deal for their money rather than just increasing fares across the board.
on Sep 6, 2008 at 8:31 am
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Onboard the trains, you'll find bright pink notices announcing the meetings to discuss fare increases. They are in the plastic trays right above the timetables. I saw them the other day.