First off, the screening of "Ai We We, Never Sorry" is tonight at the Crest at 7:30. I have never been that intrigued by that guy but the preview looked like it will be really good. Plus Ai Wei Wei is super fun to say.
Second off, Amtrak, I quit you. First there is the boondoggle, nay quagmire of moving the tracks. This is not just being resistant to change. It made me laugh that the city is comparing the extra 10 minute walk (yes, not 5, not 8, because it is quite far, and when a train lets out you get trapped on the up ramp because they made it narrow as fuck) to Grand Central Station!! There is a reason GCS is that fucking big! It's because there are like 100 motherfucking trains there at any given time.
OK, so simultaneous with this bullshit, they change the capitol corridor train schedule, making the train to Davis arrive 10 minutes earlier. They do not announce this on the trains, they do not post a sign at the beginning of the quagmire, they do not have an old guy volunteer to tell you. So there I am, walking a normal pace and I miss my motherfucking train by TWO MINUTES.
I go up to the window and ask them to post a sign. Strongly ask. The woman says they haven't been provided a sign. I say "make one" she says "I can't do that". I say "have an old guy there to tell people" she says "I can't do that". She points to a tiny piece of paper taped to her window. Frequent riders don't really go in the station very often.
I'm sorry if this is TLDR, but you would laugh if you saw the route I have to take to the train from Blvd Park. It involved weaving through a couple of potholed parking lots and going the wrong way through entrances, going up the hill where the jogger warning was posted, and then I find out they have now cut off my last little shortcut to get closer to the platform.
So WHY would I pay 10 dollars a day to ride ten minutes on my bike, walk ten minutes to the platform, take a 15 minute train ride (20 on the way home), and then ride 5 minutes to my work when I could DRIVE 20 minutes. I would have to be an idiot to continue doing it. Unfortunately I just signed up for a 3 month tiny discount program from my work.