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Caltrain looks to bolster service

Original post made on Jun 12, 2012

Spurred by a swelling number of commuters, Caltrain plans to bolster its weekday service by adding six trains.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 11, 2012, 2:24 PM

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Posted by juniperk
a resident of Gemello
on Jun 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I am glad I am able to work from home instead of commuting by car or the overcrowded trains. its horrible. There is an explosive growth of population of people living in this area and people moving in from other parts of the country and world without substantial improvement in infrastructure. The Valley used to be a nice place to work and had good quality of life before the dotcom boom and that boom has destroyed everything and the current boom is destroying the peace and quite that I used to enjoy. Rents are skyrocketing and grocery stores, gyms,restaurants,etc..are all overcrowded. terrible.

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Posted by OMV Resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Funny, I walk and drive around the same city as the poster above and I don't see it as the poster above, I see a city that is generally doing well econoically and is still a very desirable place to live. The healthy crowds I see on Castro Street or at our shopping centers to me is a sign of a strong business climate, which I appreciate when I read about how weak the economy is in most of the rest of the country. And on those occasions when I might take the train and it's got a good number of people on it, I see that as a sign that people find it an attractive option to get work done, listen to music, or relax on their commutes.

I suppose it's all in how you view it, but I guess I really don't think the sky is falling. Quite the contrary, in fact.

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Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Funny how juniperk complains of overcrowding, yet lives in one of the high density developments that contributed to this supposed overcrowding....

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