@Utar, I am curious where you are finding commuter rail that travels well over
100 mph. The only rail lines that travel anywhere near that speed I am aware of
are inter-city lines in the northeast. Just from curiosity I
checked NYC commuter rail specs, 79.75 MPH maximum speed. Boston commuter rail,
79.00 MPH. Chicago, 75.50 MPH. CalTrain/SFO comes in at about the same.
Frontrunner's maximum speed is 79 per UTA's website.
Why doesn't the FrontRunner run on Sunday? People travel on Sunday, too,
What they could do is to have an online survey, by way of rider's smart
phone, to ask times you would like UTA to run these trains and buses. Plus ask
where would you like to have stops at by buses. An ad on the buses and
within the trains would give the web address to take this online survey. It
could also state that for those who take the survey, will get a free pass on the
train and buses for a couple of days. After taking the survey, they will be
given a code, to receive a ticket from an UTA attendant. As for
non-riders, a booth could be set up at places like at the farmers market, mall
hallway or grocery store asking the public for input. They would set up a table
and play a PSA on an I-Pad, the services being offered currently by the UTA.
Then they would take an online survey about what is preventing them from riding
the UTA. Is it the times and/or places that are not being met that prevents
these potential riders from becoming users of this service?
The Front Runner is just way too slow, just is not practical. They need trains
that will move well over 100 miles per hour with quicker starts and stops. As of
now, it's more like a toy, ok for a fun trip if you have all day.
Management needs to get out of their "company vehicles", and ride the
transportation system they are "managing". As of now, they seem to be
clueless as to what is needed.
They need to move the Saturday schedule to weekdays and the Sunday schedule to