Letter: Costly new BART Millbrae-SFO link is worthless
- Published Tuesday, February 1, 2005, in the San Mateo Daily News
Letters to the Editor
Editor: Back in the good old days, before BART served San Francisco
International Airport, I used Caltrain and its associated shuttle
bus in Millbrae to go to SFO.
The service was great. A bus was waiting for each Caltrain at the
Millbrae station, and the bus dropped us off conveniently right at
the passenger terminal.
Since that time, untold millions (or is it billions?) were spent to
extend BART to the airport. What is the result?
The result is that the last time I used Caltrain to go to SFO, I had
to wait 15 minutes in Millbrae for a BART train to take me to SFO.
When I got off of BART, I had to wait for yet another train, which
took me to a location from which I had to drag myself and my luggage
up an escalator before I could finally check in.
The BART trip from Millbrae took so long, and was so expensive,
inconvenient and uncomfortable that I will now only take a car to
SFO, either my own or a taxi. Compared to the shuttle service that
Caltrain used to offer, the present BART service to SFO is a
I hereby request the reinstatement of shuttle bus service to SFO
from Millbrae. Only after such reinstatement would I again consider
taking Caltrain to get to SFO.
It is nothing less than scandalous that an enormous amount of the
public money was spent in order to destroy the good service that
Caltrain used to offer SFO passengers.
[BATN: See also:
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