Meeting on Caltrain's fare increases
Original post made on Jan 24, 2012
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on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:45 pm
Caltrain should consider offering a family rate on weekends. I'll bet a lot of families would love to take the train to SF (no dealing w/ parking, fun for kids), but with a family of 5 costing $75 (with a bit of a discount for kids), that's a non-starter. The $75 then gets increased for buses or taxis once you get to SF
Similarly, for Giants games. If I go solo, it makes financial sense to take the train. But if I'm in a group of 3+, we're better off driving...besides, we don't have to duke it out for a spot on the express train after the game.
on Jan 25, 2012 at 12:53 am
Caltrain could increase their ridership significantly by adding just one southbound train that leaves San Francisco later than midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. I, like many Peninsula residents, would like to be able to take Caltrain up to the City on Friday or Saturday evening - but this is often not possible because the midnight return train is just too early.
on Jan 25, 2012 at 9:31 am
I agree with Jed. When you calculate fares for two or more, its obvious that car travel is cheaper.