I’m planning a trip to San Francisco for Webzine 2005 later this month, and as a good central valley kid, I’m going home to see my parents first. JetBlue had dirt cheap tickets ($200 roundtrip!!) from Dulles to Sacramento, and I can crash with my folks in Davis for a day before heading into the city. Not looking to sit in traffic, I took a look at the Amtrak Capitol Corridor between San Jose and Sacramento. Sure enough, I can get a roundtrip train ticket (and bus transfer into the city) for two people, for $68 between Davis and San Francisco’s Ferry Building. What’s the equivalent here? Well, there isn’t one. One way Metroliner service to Baltimore is $42. per person. For a roundtrip, you’re looking at $168, for two people, or, $100 more.
What gives, Amtrak?
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