Fri, Feb 4, 2011 -- 8:05 AM
Caltrain Cuts ... Homeless Rides ... Greenhouse Ruling
Caltrain Prepares Drastic Cuts, Long-Term Funding Debated
Board members at Caltrain are moving closer to declaring a fiscal emergency, and cutting service to bare-minimum levels. The proposed cuts include dropping all weekend and special event service. The transit line could face a $30 million shortfall this year. Some officials say Caltrain needs a more reliable, dedicated source of revenue.
Free Transit for Homeless Project Extended in Santa Clara County
Thousands of Santa Clara County's homeless will continue to ride transit for free starting in April. According to the Mercury News, officials at VTA voted to extend a three-year pilot program with the County, giving transit stickers to help the homeless build a new life. The program, called UPLIFT, will also target people at risk of becoming homeless.
Judge Asks For More Analysis of Greenhouse Law
California's cap-and-trade laws for greenhouse gases could be sent back for more analysis, by order of a San Francisco superior court judge. A final ruling could come on Tuesday about the need for alternatives to AB32. That law aims to reduce emissions to their 1990 levels before this decade ends.