I was wondering who people think has the best commuter railroad operation in the US in terms of on-time percentage, and infrastructure quality, and customer service.
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Literalman wrote:I haven't ridden them all, so I can't say which is the best in the country, but I commute on VRE, and in the past I've commuted on the MBTA, and I've ridden NJ Transit and Septa hundreds of times. All of these have serious problems, but I'd say that NJ Transit gives the best service and value for the price.I personally agree with you about NJT. Of all the majors, they have the best station facilities I've used, the best/newest equipment, and the fastest speeds.
bdawe wrote:Caltrain has actual plans to purchase modern passenger rail equipment, and has been proactive in making the empirical case to the FRA that these are safer than FRA-compliant hulks.While what you stated is truthful, DCTA has been the first to successfully get alternate FRA compliant trains certified by the FRA (Stadler built GTWs), FWTA will follow soon (Stadler built FLIRTs), and CapMetro is ordering 4 additional GTWs that will be alternate compliant to join their 6 GTWs that aren't.