Train Times to Accompany Motorists Stuck in Traffic

To encourage train ridership, Caltrans and Metrolink have teamed up to display train times on electronic signs along two oft-congested Southern California freeways.
December 24, 2011, 9am PST | Judy Chang
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"'For travel between Orange County and downtown Los Angeles' Union Station, trains are often faster than freeways,' said Malcolm Dougherty, acting Caltrans Director. 'We want to give commuters real-time information to help them get to their destination quicker.'

Caltrans provides the freeway travel time information using data collected from its vehicle detector stations throughout the freeway system while Metrolink offers train travel times, including train departure and trip duration information.

Along the 87-mile Orange County line, an average of 7,744 weekday riders traveled on Metrolink's 24 trains last year between April and June, according to Metrolink figures."

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Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in The Orange County Register
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