People who ride CalTrain can expect to see a rate increase with the start of the New Year. As of January 1, rates will go up 25 cents per local ride, and the cost of a one-way ticket from San Jose to San Francisco will go up to $8.50, 75 cents higher than the current cost of $7.75.

There is, however, some good news too, especially for weekend riders. CalTrain is planning a new three month pilot program to test the viability of “baby bullet trains” to make the trip from San Jose to San Francisco. These new trains will cut down travel time between the two cities by making only seven stops; they now make more than twenty stops.

The fare hikes are intended to help cover a projected budget gap of $2.3 million for the coming fiscal year.
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