Saturday, January 7, 2012

Caltrain fare increase - public meetings

Caltrain has announced public meetings to discuss an upcoming fate increase. CORRECTION - I got an email from a little bird with this list.

From the comments it sounds like Caltrain plans to simply eliminate the 8 ride ticket WITHOUT giving Clipper users a discount. Well, technically they do get a discount because Caltrain is raising fares for paper tickets 15% while leaving the Clipper fare the same for one way tickets.

Horrible business strategy. 8 ride users and paper ticket users are the most discretionary of Caltrain's passengers and this fare increase will be the most likely strategy to decrease ridership. 15% higher of zero is zero.

Of course recent experience with Caltrain could lead one to believe that fewer riders is THE GOAL ;)

Gilroy-Jan 24- 6:00pm, Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 hanna St

SF-Jan 24-6:00pm SF Tennis Club, 645 5th St...near Station.

MV-Jan 25- 6:00pm, City Council Chambers, 500 Castro

SC- Jan25-6:00pm Samtrans Bldg,  1250 San Carlos Ave.

proposed fare chart will be avail by Jan. 16 @ www.caltrain.com

3 comments:

David Herron said...

Is that a fate increase or fare increase ...?

Hawerchuk said...

I talked to Samtrans, the plan is this:

1) Eliminate 8-ride tickets
2) Passes and single rides are the only choices
3) Single ride paper tickets from a machine will get a 15% increase

Not a lot of loyalty to us long-time riders.

ARHSMACdude said...

why doesn't any of this info exist on caltrain's website?