Re: RCTC spent all of it's money on the project that ate Riverside County-the 91 widening...
Author: BOB2
Date: 09-10-2023 - 12:34

RCTCreep Wrote:
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> BOB2 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > El Gringo Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > On my way to SCRM (OERM)Saturday morning, a
> > short
> > > metrolink train passed headed northbound or
> > away
> > > from Perris. I thought this was a
> Monday-Friday
> > > operation?
> >
> > Metrolink/RCTC has added 2 early AM Perris/91
> line
> > trains into LA, and 2 late PM trips from LA to
> > Perris on Saturday and Sunday.
> >
> > ML 91/Perris line schedule
> >
> > Unfortunately, while you can use it to visit LA
> > Union Station today, there is no outound LA to
> > Perris service in the AM nor any return in the
> PM
> > on weekends. Co no one can use ML to visit the
> > OERM/SCR Museum on weekends by rail.
>
>
> 91/Perris Valley Line Saturday Service
>
> 91/PV 752
> 3:25 PM
> L.A. Union Station
> 2hr 2m
> Arrives
> 5:27 PM
> Perris - Downtown
>
>
> Details
> 91/PV 754
> 7:20 PM
> L.A. Union Station
> 2hr 13m
> Arrives
> 9:33 PM
> Perris - Downtown
>
> [metrolinktrains.com]
>
> "Why is nobody riding our trains!?" - cry me a
> river RCTC
>
> At least the depot "connection" is now funded so
> 57' can come home and about dispatch in the depot
> future plan???

Building really expensive rail lines, only to run crappy service frequencies, is not limited to just to the light rail lines like the Regional Connector on the LACMTA... Riverside has done the same thing with the Perris extension. With many of these agencies.and like at the LACMTA and RCTC, it seems that getting contractors expensive contracts to build things, seems to be more important than how to properly operate them, once they are built...

Another problem is that RCTC and Caltrans District 8 have kept the "corporate culture" of systematically (and often intentionlly...) underestimating the true costs of freeway widenings, leading to huge cost overruns, that have sucked up local funding for the overages...

Projects like the 91 widening, mostly finished and with no real change in congestion, at a very high cost per marginal trip/seat mile of travel added, have "eaten" up the RCTC's sales tax, and there is no more money for running the kind of proper levels of rail services necessary to attract the potential ridership on lines like Perris.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Train to nowhere on a Saturday? El Gringo 09-10-2023 - 01:18
  Re: Train to nowhere on a Saturday? There are two trrains into LA in the AM now on weekends... But not to Perris BOB2 09-10-2023 - 06:41
  Re: Train to nowhere on a Saturday? There are two trrains into LA in the AM now on weekends... But not to Perris RCTCreep 09-10-2023 - 12:13
  Re: RCTC spent all of it's money on the project that ate Riverside County-the 91 widening... BOB2 09-10-2023 - 12:34
  Re: RCTC spent all of it's money on the project that ate Riverside County-the 91 widening... Nancy Trigger 09-10-2023 - 12:54
  Re: David missed a late one from the doped up sexually obsessed troll....County-the 91 widening... BOB2 09-10-2023 - 13:47
  Re: David missed a late one from the doped up sexually obsessed troll....County-the 91 widening... FUD 09-10-2023 - 14:37
  Re: David missed a late one from the doped up sexually obsessed troll....County-the 91 widening... Transportation Planner 09-10-2023 - 17:38
  Re: David missed a late one from the doped up sexually obsessed troll....County-the 91 widening... FUD 09-10-2023 - 20:21
  Re: SR 58 Kern Transportation Planner 09-11-2023 - 14:15
  Re: David missed a late one from the doped up sexually obsessed troll....County-the 91 widening... Another planner 09-12-2023 - 10:20
  Re: David missed a late one from the doped up sexually obsessed troll....County-the 91 widening... Note also... 09-12-2023 - 17:46
  Re: ....County-the 91 widening... FOR: "I guess" .... 09-13-2023 - 08:11
  Re: .... LMAO... Yep, OC Toll Roads have always been a financial mess... Just build it and they will come... BOB2 09-13-2023 - 08:50


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