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News - April 15, 2011

Caltrain searches for money to save bullet trains

by Sue Dremann and Jocelyn Dong

The search is on for money to save Caltrain's Baby Bullet trains. The express trains have been credited with boosting Caltrain's ridership since 2005, but they could stop running July 1 in order to close a projected $30 million deficit in the agency's fiscal year 2012 budget, under a proposal by Caltrain staff.

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Posted by Renee
a resident of another community
on Apr 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm

The fact that Ohio, Missouri, Florida are against. HSR- We Californians need to stick together. I think it is time for Brown to step up!! Our state has a large land mass not like little Ohio..... We purchase a lot of cars hence more pollution- and we have been doing a lot to correct that-the "Green"coalitions should be helping our senators and statespersons. So, why are our statespeople not trying to get them on the transportation Transportation boards side? Could it be that it is more of an Anti-democratic/Obama campaign for presidency race of Republicans? News Flash- Politicians you may see us as pins in you game- but you are helping to increase homeless, hence diseases-ask you police about resistant staph- hence crime, and helping though who do justify drug use as well as trafficing! Think about that as you play your "My tribe is better than yours because we stick together" game!!!P

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Posted by Michael
a resident of Jackson Park
on Apr 21, 2011 at 9:48 am

By the time this project is completed, cars will drive themselves, and cabs will be driverless and cheaper than bus fares. Automobile accident rates will plummet. Fewer people will own cars because it will be so cheap to hire one. Fewer cars will mean less traffic and higher speeds. Of course, passenger trains will be far beyond obsolete; they will be economically impossible. The good news is that the tracks will still be suitable for moving freight.