https://almanacnews.com/square/print/2019/07/29/caltrains-new-vision-calls-for-tripling-ridership-by-2040


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Caltrain's new vision calls for tripling ridership by 2040

Original post made on Jul 29, 2019

Caltrain's plan to expand and modernize its train system will hit a critical juncture next month, when the agency's board of directors considers a new proposal that would roughly triple ridership by 2040.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 29, 2019 at 11:47 am

We are really looking forward to faster and more frequent Caltrain service. We badly need alternatives to the traffic jams on Hwy 101.


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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 29, 2019 at 3:57 pm

So much for off the beaten track.
Just a few questions and observations.
And where are all these new riders supposed to park?
What are the psychological impacts to those living near the tracks?
Elevated or underground tracking? How many homes and businesses will lose their property? What about the constant train noise? A giant berm dividing the peninsula? Who's going to pay - all of us taxpayers, and thru the nose.


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Posted by smitten
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jul 29, 2019 at 5:19 pm

"What are the psychological impacts to those living near the tracks?"

Given the noisy gates, bells and horns blown at crossings - I suspect: frustrated. Raise the tracks. Look at San Carlos, San Bruno etc..

Happy to help you get an answer. Can you answer the following for us?

What are the psychological impacts to those living near:
freeways
ECR
under flight paths
next to noisy neighbors
forced to listen to those ridiculously loud bikes and hotrods
noisy gardeners
barking dogs
etc.........


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 29, 2019 at 7:07 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

What a great idea. Increase the number of trains while doing nothing to create grade separations so anyone going east or west can sit in traffic forever waiting for trains. Brilliant! Not all traffic is north/south commute traffic. Duh! If Caltrain wants to increase the number of trains, then they should deal with the impacts. Let them build grade separations. On THEIR dime.


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Posted by Robert Cronin
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jul 30, 2019 at 10:02 pm

Robert Cronin is a registered user.

If Caltrain becomes a show up and go system, it would be a real game changer. A real transit system, at last! Let's get to work on more grade separations now.


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Posted by Karen
a resident of another community
on Aug 1, 2019 at 8:34 am

Sounds like a CON JOB AHEAD OF A TAX MEASURE.