Caltrain officials have said without the additional funding they would have to cut 10 trains, slow down Baby Bullets and close three stations. Nine more stations would lose weekend service.
Giants baseball fans, especially those on the Peninsula and in the South Bay, could soon be striking out when it comes to taking Caltrain to the ballpark following a key decision on service cuts could on Thursday.
Some of the service cuts and fare increases proposed for Caltrain could be offset by a 1-cent sales tax and a renegotiated labor contract.
Word that pink slips would not be mailed this year was welcome news, following several years of severe cuts within San Francisco’s Rec and Park Department.
A roadmap of sorts was circulated at San Francisco City Hall, laying out plenty of recommendations for improving Muni – yet there was no funding made available to get the job done.
The journey home is going to get longer for AC Transit riders, who saw a 7.8 percent cut in service last March and will now see another 7.2 percent cut effective on Sunday.
Service cuts and fare increases are in store for Caltrain passengers come the first of the year.
Caltrain is set to raise fares and cut service, as it grapples with a budget deficit.
AC Transit weekend service has been cut in half and most of its overnight runs eliminated to save the struggling agency about $11 million, following the board’s unanimous vote Wednesday night.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. (KCBS) _ Caltrain will keep weekend service, but fare hikes and fewer trains are still expected because of significant budget problems.