Analyzing Caltrain Delays: What We Can Learn

Many people who live and work in Silicon Valley depend on Caltrain for transportation. Here at SVDS we’ve long had an interest in Caltrain because our headquarters have always been close to its tracks, first in Sunnyvale and now in Mountain View. Caltrain is literally in our backyard. About half of our employees regularly commute on Caltrain. Also, we just like trains. But along with our fascination with Caltrain is some frustration. Caltrain provides a “real-time” API of expected train arrival times by station. As with many systems we interact with in our daily life, when they work, they are almost invisible and we take them for granted. But when their performance fails or degrades, they suddenly seem very important. When Caltrain delivers you on time to your destination you…


Link to Full Article: Analyzing Caltrain Delays: What We Can Learn