Caltrain ridership down 1.3% for March; huge cuts proposed
- Published Friday, May 7, 2010, by the Palo Alto Daily Post
Caltrain ridership down
Low ridership is one of the problems preventing Caltrain from closing $12.5 million budget gap next year.
Ridership has been declining since 2008. In March, for instance, weekday ridership dropped by 1.3%.
If trends continue, the commuter railroad deficit could grow to $38.9 million by 2012.
Midday, weekend and night service are on the table as proposed cuts. Caltrain officials say switching from diesel to electric will solve some of the railroad's problems.
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