Take the ACE Train
A Small but Successful Commuter Line Between Stockton and San Jose Points a Way Forward for California Transportation
As the ACE Train pulls into the Santa Clara station, the conductor pops out—and begins apologizing for his train.
“I’m sorry, but this is not the Amtrak!” he bellows, loud enough to be heard by all boarding passengers on the long platform
“And this is not Caltrain! If you want the Caltrain to San Francisco, do not board this train!” he yells.
This warning is useful: The ACE Train uses some of the same tracks but doesn’t go the same places as Amtrak and Caltrain. It’s also fitting: The ACE Train …