To reduce costs, provide additional capacity and further improve reliability on Line 1, the City is implementing the following:
- Effective the first week of March, rail service will be adjusted to operate on an 11-train peak period service schedule for two months.
- Due to the pandemic, ridership continues to be low. An 11-train schedule provides a minimum of 5-minute service throughout the day and provides physical distancing for customers.
- Monthly savings to the City will include a $100,000 reduction in service payments to RTG and a reduction in electricity consumption estimated at approximately $50,000 to $60,000.
- A reduced service plan provides RTG with an opportunity to expedite work to continue to improve reliability and consistency on vehicles, train wheels, vehicle modifications, etc.