New Caltrain data shows high-growth plan is equivalent to double-decking 101

New data from Caltrain’s business plan analysis shows that the “high growth scenario” would provide equivalent capacity to 5.5 highway lanes in each direction. The “moderate growth” scenario would provide capacity equivalent to 2.5 highway lanes in each direction.

Caltrain’s business plan analysis indicates that there is pent-up demand for the high growth scenario. And the high-growth scenario would enable more frequent service, and more customer-friendly, regular service plans. But that scenario would require more passing tracks and passing stations.

Do you think that Caltrain and corridor cities should continue to explore the higher growth options, even though that would require more passing infrastructure?