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Fri, Jan 28, 2011 -- 9:00 AM

Caltrain's Conundrum


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Caltrain faces the prospect of deep service cuts because of a $30 million budget deficit in the coming fiscal year. Caltrain officials say part of the rail system's problem is that it lacks a dedicated funding source, and instead relies on rider fees and money from three transit agencies. How do Caltrain supporters plan to address the deficit?

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Chuck Harvey, deputy CEO of Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transit District
  • Mike Rosenberg, staff writer covering South Bay transportation issues for the San Mateo County Times
  • Randy Rentschler, director of legislation and public affairs for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Yoriko Kishimoto, former mayor of Palo Alto and co-founder of Friends of Caltrain

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