Photo by Richard Masoner
While I am not sure the assertion is true, the sages on Quora have some guesses, including:
1. Caltrain conductors see more regulars.
2. Caltrain is quieter and more pleasant to ride so people are less cranky (except when this happens).
3. Caltrain conductors’ job description sounds more empowering.
4. Caltrain is faster than Muni (“slowness breeds frustration.”)
Hmm. Are Caltrain conductors really friendlier than, say, Muni operators?
Hat tip: Laura O. of our own @caltraindiaries!