Caltrain suspends fare increases, approves new equity policy


The Caltrain Board of Directors has taken steps to enhance affordability and accessibility of the system by postponing previously-approved fare increases until after June 2021. The move is part of Caltrain's first Framework for Equity, Connectivity, Recovery and Growth.

The Framework is part of the Caltrain Business Plan, an ongoing effort to define how the service will grow to meet the evolving needs of the region.

Facing an estimated $18.5 million shortfall, the Caltrain board also voted to postpone adopting its fiscal budget until its October Board meeting, where they will consider approving a budget that covers operations through the end of 2020.

During the region’s shelter-in-place, over 3,500 weekday riders continue to rely on Caltrain for essential travel. Many of these riders are lower-income workers that do not have access to a car and depend on Caltrain to get to jobs. 


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