Caltrain Cuts Service, Hikes Fees

Budget gap to blame

By Jessica Greene
|  Monday, Aug 31, 2009  |  Updated 7:00 AM PDT
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Caltrain Cuts Service, Hikes Fees

Caltrain declared a fiscal emergency in June because of a $3 million budget gap.

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Caltrain riders had to start paying more and adjust to service changes starting Monday.

In an effort to close the agency's budget deficit, Caltrain is eliminating eight mid-day trains during the week. That means trains will run hourly instead of every half hour between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Officials expect the change could save the agency about $2 million.

Also starting Monday, monthly parking fees went up from $20 to $30, with daily parking fees going up by $1, making the fee $3 a day.

Caltrain declared a fiscal emergency in June because of a $3 million budget gap.

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