Monday
December
22
2014
11:53 am
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
Letter: Caltrain modernization
June 17, 2013, 05:00 AM

Editor,

Regarding the article, “Caltrain board to adopt $120 million budget,” in the June 6 edition of the Daily Journal, is this article about the same Caltrain that wants to modernize to the tune of $1.5 billion of local-regional, federal and California taxpayers’ funding? Is this the same Caltrain that has boasted increased ridership at unprecedented growth will help pay for the project and cause Caltrain to be financially sound? Is this the same Caltrain that is telling us electrification of the corridor is the greatest thing since apple pie? Is this the same Caltrain or is this another Caltrain? If this is the Caltrain that wants to modernize, someone must rethink the whole project and determine just exactly how much of a money pit Caltrain is and the modernization project will be for already strapped California taxpayers.

If Caltrain can’t be operated in the black now without one-time funds, what will happen later? Is a miracle in the making, i.e. all of a sudden Caltrain becomes financially solid? Looking at this now, someone must do some responsible decision making about Caltrain and its further operation and electrification. Of course, Caltrain can always turn to California’s cash cow? Tax payers? When are the residents of California going to learn? 

Irv Chase

Burlingame

 

 

Tags: caltrain, california, project,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
What's your favorite part of this time of year?

Getting together with friends and family
Holiday parties
Getting time away from work
The fact I don't have to make a New Year's resolution yet

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
Menlo Park news