Today’s Headlines

  • ABC 7 Vice President Defends #DidntLook Segment Against Streetsblog’s Criticisms (SFBG)
  • Coverage of the WalkFirst 5-Year Plan Announcement (KQED, NBC, SFGate, ABC)
  • Driver Blacks Out, Flips Car on Lake Merced Boulevard Next to SFSU (GG Xpress)
  • Castro Street Sidewalk Widening and Revamp Set to Begin Construction (BAR)
  • Sunday Streets Kicks Off Another Year This Weekend (SF Examiner)
  • Supes Explore Ways to Impose Local Regulations for Ride-Share Vehicles in SF (SF Examiner, SFGate)
  • Caltrain to Start Marketing Campaign to Encourage Riding During Off-Peak Times (Green Caltrain)
  • Man Killed by Driver on San Jose’s 50 MPH Almaden Expressway (KTVU)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Jame

    It is hard to take Caltrain off peak if it only runs once an hour.

  • murphstahoe

    yep. Marketing it is putting the cart before the horse. Get to 1/2 hour frequency and make every other train a limited train running the weekend baby bullet schedule and they won’t need to market it, or at least the marketing might have an impact.

    I wonder how much the marketing campaign is costing vs the cost of filling in those gaps midday and extending the frequency a little later in the evening.

  • aslevin

    Given recent ridership and revenue they would seem to have the money to do it. Reasonable thing to ask for in next budget cycle.

  • jd_x

    Yep. And they had trains every 30 min a few hours back and it was great. To do that is about 10 extra trains in each direction during those off-peak hours, and they already have the trains (since capacity is designed for peak hours) so the cost is effectively just engineers + conductors and fuel. With their massive increase in revenue over the last few years, there seems to be no reason they can’t go back to this. I actually think the sweet spot is 15-20 minutes between trains, but 30 minutes is a great start.