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Caltrain service from the south San Jose Tamien station to
Gilroy may come to a complete stop as soon as October.
A drop-in meeting at the Gilroy station, 7150 Monterey Street,
will be held in conjunction with the station’s southbound service
from 5:30 to 7:47 p.m. Aug. 19.
Caltrain service from the south San Jose Tamien station to Gilroy may come to a complete stop as soon as October.

A drop-in meeting at the Gilroy station, 7150 Monterey Street, will be held in conjunction with the station’s southbound service from 5:30 to 7:47 p.m. Aug. 19.

Caltrain has scheduled several community meetings to discuss suspending the Gilroy service along with other proposals including suspending weekend services and increasing fares and parking fees.

The agency lost $10 million in state funding since 2008 – 40 percent of the agency’s revenue – and it faced a 15 percent slide in ridership since 2009.

The changes would go into effect between October and January 2011.

The Caltrain board of directors is holding a public hearing Sept. 2 on the proposed changes and reductions at 10 a.m. at the Caltrain Administrative Office, 1250 San Carlos Ave. in San Carlos.

The public is asked to submit comments and concerns by e-mail at [email protected], by phone at (650) 508-6448 or by mail to Caltrain, c/o JPB Secretary, PO Box 3006, San Carlos, CA 94070-1306.

Also on the chopping block is early morning, midday and late evening service, staffed ticket offices, and increases to the Go Pass company program from $140 to $155 per rider and one-way base or zone fares by 25 cents.

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