The Caltrain Board of Directors voted today to make changes to the agency’s bike parking fees and the price of the 2021 Go Pass that will make the system more accessible and equitable.
Caltrain is in the process of installing electronic bicycle lockers throughout the system. The standard fee for a locker will be $.05 per hour, which will be available on a first come, first served basis. In the past, Caltrain rented lockers out to bike riders at a rate of $33 for six months, but research has shown that on demand lockers would better suit their needs. More information about accessing and using the e-lockers is available at www.bikelink.org.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Caltrain extended the 2020 Go Pass to be valid through March 2021. The 2021 Go Pass will be sold at a 25% discount to a pro-rated cost, to account for the shorter duration of the 2021 Go Pass, as well as continued uncertainty related to commuting patterns and usage of the passes. The new policy now allows Go Pass purchasers to distribute unused Go Passes to on-site contracted staff, part-time employees, graduate and post-doctoral students, and qualified not-for-profit organizations, helping to encourage equity in the system. The proposal also provides a discount on the 2022 Go Pass for employers that purchase the 2021 Go Pass.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad has provided the community with more than 150 years of continuous passenger service. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.
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