After facing the specter of drastic service reductions and fare increases in recent years, Caltrain passengers will apparently get a break from such talk until at least 2013.Caltrain is not projecting any operating deficits for its 2012-13 fiscal year, unlike in years past in which the agency faced daunting budget shortfalls. Read More
Debt-ridden SamTrans, which is facing bankruptcy by 2015, is pushing for officials in Santa Clara and San Francisco to step up their contributions to Caltrain, another transit operator on the Peninsula that is struggling to stay afloat.
Both agencies are run by the San Mateo County Transit District, and since Caltrain does not have a dedicated funding source, SamTrans sets aside a certain amount of money each year for its regional partner.
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With Caltrain facing a huge budget deficit and threatening dire service cuts, many proposals have emerged to keep the agency from becoming a shadow of its former self.
Strangely, none came from Caltrain.
In April, Executive Director Michael Scanlon first suggested Caltrain could face a $30 million annual budget shortfall, resulting in possible elimination of all but weekday-commute service.
With the July 1 deadline for that s Read More