jaymac wrote:"DRAFT -- Preliminary for Discussion Purposes Only" looks the mode. Like certain pastas, if -- at various points in the preparation process -- some is thrown on the wall and sticks, then it becomes part of the actual plan.
Weekend service is already so limited and pathetic that there isn't much left to cut. I think they are serious about discontinuing weekend service and once it's gone it probably won't come back.Adams_Umass_Boston wrote:I agree with others, this seems like a scare tactic to get more funding. Its like when the zoo said they would have to euthanize animals due to a lack of state funding.
Then again, who knows.
Rbts Stn wrote:How hard would it be to replace weekend Commuter Rail service with buses? Sure it would be slower than a train on tracks, but they do have to do the maintenance anyway so CR will be shut down for many weekends anyway, why not serve the public on "right sized" buses instead of big trains that are mostly empty and wicked expensive?
Not just the parking but the entire fare structure. A round trip ticket is just too expensive given that parking in downtown Boston can be found for less than $10 on the weekend.Red Wing wrote:Making the parking free or reduced would help increase the weekend ridership I feel. Unfortunately so many different agencies own the parking spots I don't think you could get all the agencies to agree to it.
RenegadeMonster wrote:Why are trains so expensive? You would think it would be the exact opposite. Better fuel economy as compared to all the cars or buses needed to transport the same number of people and better for the environment.
I would love to see Commuter Rail become a more viable option with increased and expanded service. Not cuts. Why can Europe have a great train system but not us?
Red Wing wrote:Making the parking free or reduced would help increase the weekend ridership I feel. Unfortunately so many different agencies own the parking spots I don't think you could get all the agencies to agree to it.
CRail wrote:I like the New York MTA's peak/off peak fare pricing. Not only does it discount ridership when it could stand to be boosted, it also deters use of the service by people who don't NEED to use the crowded train. The Boston Elevated ran campaigns about not traveling on the system during rush hour if you didn't need to, this is a way of doing that without saying you're doing that.