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Caltrain ridership continues to boom and even the addition of new cars may not be enough to stay ahead of demand: With Caltrain attracting about 4,300 new weekday riders every year since 2010, ridership will reach almost 60,000 on weekdays this summer, and could surpass 75,000 by 2018…. To alleviate crowding in coming years, Caltrain […]

Apr 6th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the main reasons to build high speed rail in California is to lure passengers away from airlines, which spew huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere, and put them onto bullet trains powered by renewable electricity. All over the world we’ve seen how riders will make the shift from planes to trains once […]

Apr 1st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

UC Berkeley environmental law prof Ethan Elkind has been publishing a series of interesting articles on his website recently looking at rail planning in California. His basic thesis is that the ideas that make sense to the transit planners don’t often make it to construction – that the political process intervenes to produce different outcomes. […]

Mar 19th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Ridership on transit in the United States is booming, and California systems are leading the way: Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. Nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, to be precise – the highest total since 1956, according to ridership data reported […]

Mar 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized