Talk:Altamont Corridor Express

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Assessment[edit]

this article is purely start class. to become B class under wiki calif proj stds it needs more breadth including: history, route elevations, ridership, fare structure, ecology on route and associated references and images. Anlace 22:24, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Service to Santa Clara station has been suspended for a while now, I think this should be listed on the site, just a suggestion. I will do so if there is no further discussion on the issue User:JVittes Dec. 17, 2005 18:20 (PST)

Sounds good. However, make sure that it is clear that it's temporary and that a bus bridge is available. Thanks. --Nlu (talk) 02:25, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Map[edit]

I think a map would be useful here, I know on other pages people have used SVG I have lat/lon data for the ACE route which I used to make http://www.stanford.edu/~jvittes/bayareatransit4.html I can send someone the lat/long data if they wish. I may look into SVG myself though if nobody contacts me. --JVittes 23:04, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Here is a map, I allow anyone to use it for any purpose, and release it to public domain. [1]. Here [2] is the SVG I used to make it, again, I allow anyone to use it for any purpose, and release it to public domain. --JVittes 07:28, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
Excellent map! You should upload it to commons, and tag it PD-Self, so that we can use it on the various Wikimedia projects. --CComMack (tc) 20:05, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
map is available at: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:ACE_map_2.png, released to public domain. --JVittes 22:58, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Ridership Numbers[edit]

I know it's not the greatest source, but accoriding to San Jose Mercury News, the average weekday ridership (not that there is weekend service) is 2,973 for June 2006. I was thinking of mentioning the ridership levels somewhere. --JVittes 16:25, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Delays[edit]

In June of last year the following change was made: "Tracks are owned by Union Pacific, and ACE frequently experiences long delays as a result." was changed to "Despite the fact that the tracks ACE runs on are owned by Union Pacific, ACE rarely experiences long delays as a result."

This sentence needs to be rewritten. ACE does have an poor on-time performance. So far this month it is at 77%. The rewrite in June seems to be a pro - Union Pacific position. There is ample evidence that many of their delays are caused by Union Pacific. Tuyvan 06:50, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

You're probably right. The sentence does sound awkward with "as a result" at the end. If you can find the lastest data, or the citation for the orig. info, put the original statement back. --Mistakefinder (talk) 14:17, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:ACE Logo.gif[edit]

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Image:ACE Logo.gif is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

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BetacommandBot (talk) 04:10, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- another editor added a rationale. Slambo (Speak) 11:49, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Castlewood Country Club and SJRRC dead links[edit]

Does the route really cut through the middle of Castlewood? I checked the map and it appears to be outside of Castlewood. There's also a link to a non-existant Castlewood page. Also why was SJRCC is wikilink? Is it a page to be created but not yet? Suggest removing the wikilinks. --Mistakefinder (talk) 14:21, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

This may be OR, but to the best of my knowledge from driving and biking in that area on a regular basis, the line goes alongside knifes right through the lower course at Castlewood[3]; there does not appear to be anything Castlewood-ish on the other side of the line.
See WP:REDLINK for a discussion of links to pages that don't currently exist.--NapoliRoma (talk) 14:34, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
OK, amazing what you can miss even when you drive by it several times a month...appropriate corrections made above. Google Maps link shows the tracks going right through one of Castlewood's golf courses.--NapoliRoma (talk) 02:15, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

"ACE is currently exploring..."[edit]

From the lede:

ACE is currently exploring the possibility of expanding on two lines — a Modesto-Sacramento line, and a Stockton-Pittsburg line.

"Currently" appears to be 2006. The reference for this also appears to be an orphaned spot on the acerail site; the RFP page on that site no longer has a link to the referenced page, and the document download link on the referenced page causes a server freakout.

So presumably, this RFP has been dealt with after a couple of years -- if anyone knows the outcome, that may be worth putting in the article; otherwise this line should be yoinked.--NapoliRoma (talk) 15:25, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

It has since been reworded to read:

ACE has explored the possibility of...

In the past tense. Pedro Xing (talk) 05:40, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Article needs updating[edit]

As the above comment mentioned, there's a good deal of info that seems stuck 2 to 3 years in the past on this article. Heck, even the dropping of the midday round trip is poorly shoehorned in and still treated like a future event, after the dates given. I implore anyone who keeps a local eye on this service to also keep an eye on this article. As an east coast guy checking this article to learn about the system in the first place, I am left with a very sketchy and dated understanding.

On a semi-related note, does anyone else find that the routebox template appears excessively wide, making reading the text difficult? oknazevad (talk) 05:31, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

name change and rebranding[edit]

According to this site Altamont Commuter Express will change its name to Altamont Corridor Express and will start using a new logo. In October 2013 the 15 year anniversary of the service will be celebrated. Pedro Xing (talk) 05:16, 10 January 2013 (UTC)