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Is this an incentive to use CalTrain?
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by Perturbed Parker, Professorville,
on Mar 11, 2011
As an infrequent commuter, I was running to catch the 8:36 CalTrain yesterday. To my chagrin, the last parking spot in the train's lot was taken by the car in front of me. That set off a chain of events....with only 8 minutes to spare, I took a parking spot on Alma, fully intending that I would get a ticket since it was a 2 hour spot only. I had a meeting in SF so my choices were to take the spot or miss the train. When I got back to the car at 2pm fully expecting one ticket....I found two. Huh? They write a ticket for every two hour increment that you are parked over time. You must be kidding me! What evil revenue seeking bureaucrat came up with that scheme? How about fining jaywalkers for every step they take between curbs. So, parking for a full 8 hour day would come to over $120 in fines. Does anyone think that might be a little draconian? That's what you get for riding CalTrain I guess.