Mr. Edison mentioned that there are 115,000 trips on intercity and commuter rail in California resulting in 1.3 billion passenger miles.
Fifty percent of rail passengers take light rail, buses, or
bicycles to the trains. Some of the other 50% are dropped off at
One percent of all commuter time in the state is by rail systems.
He sees this as a great opportunity to win a larger percentage using
the rail systems.
Work on triple tracking from Los Angeles to Fullerton is taking place.
Chad mentioned that at a recent trip to Taiwan he was able to use one
card to ride the train, bus, and buy a drink from a vending
machine. He would like to see that kind of integration in
California rail systems.