What should survive is an effective commuter rail service on the Peninsula rail corridor. That can best be achieved without the Caltrain/JPB organization.
Malcolm Dudley, with whom I agree, has recommended that the existing corridor rail service be folded within the Capital Corridor Joint Powers Board, which includes BART, thereby achieving economy of scale and a coherent commuter rail transit network that is Bay Area-wide.
Commuter rail on the Peninsula is a Bay Area-wide problem and requires a Bay Area-wide solution. What we now have is mismanaged and inappropriate. Caltrain only cares about its salaries and hardware, not about the commuter. They need to change their business model and we should help them.
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