On page 28 there is a memo about Prop 6(repeal SB 1) and the ramifications of this to BART. My gosh the reject list is massive I have no idea what is going to happen. Its hard to see it passing but self-interest is a powerful thing. I don't see berkeley or San Francisco on there. I finally have a reason to email my councilmember! Please email your supervisor!(Whether you oppose it or not)
It seems silly that a public agency is measure themselves by retweets and likes. Facebook is too powerful
Progress report on how the east bay BRT project is going. Of course its already really late.
How the Ac Transit 97 improvement are doing along hesperian
Renewing the Community Benefit District for downtown Oakland.
Update on the Van Ness BRT. It appears to be off schedule by a year and the left turn is being removed on van ness and Hayes.
I don't normally add minutes documents but the answers to some of the questions are very useful.
Presentation on where the Geary Rapid Project is at. they're going to start construction on it. but the first "easy" part is modification of route 38 stops...
27 bryant is being looked at to be improved. at least on the north of market side.
Samtrans is getting serious about looking at a US-101 express bus. I'm not going to lie I anxiously hope this is the LA Metro Silver line. I doubt any of you know how brilliant that line is. Any US rider who says that a bus can't be anywhere near as good as rail has not ridden the Silver line. But it'll only be acceptable if they get a HOV or HOT lane.
ABAG is implementing the 2 bridge rule as required by Regional Measure 3
The California Transportation Commission considers most of the bay area eligible for SB 1 money
report on lifeline services that MTC supports for operations.
This is sweet cause money is going into improving access for the AC Transbay buses. hopefully will be ready when transbay bus forward goes forward and the transbay terminal opens up.
Kinda neat that they're giving money to rural transit projects.
Summary report of what happened between May and June from the staff liason
A few changes from the federal side. US DOT money is going to HUD. Apparently states and cities can require sales tax from out of state retailers. Thats going to be complicated.
Prop 6 is clearly going to be THE fight prop for Nov 2018. Part of me thinks its a distraction to help save election seats for republicans. but a group did put a lot of effort into ensuring it made to ballot.This gives a LOT of information where money has already gone from SB 1.
Prop 2 concerns me. Alameda county voted down a measure to support homelessness. I didn't agree with the alameda county one because it didn't state how it was going to fix homelessness, it seems this has the same flaw. I wish the state would make a clear cut vision or plan to follow even if its a lie.
State budget review. It was finally signed by Gov. Brown. He's leaving on a good note - 13.8B in the rainy day fund. first full Sb 1 year = more money in local city and county streets. He fixed up everything and set focus to the legislature. Time for California to screw it all up again!(JK)
Interesting Hill wants to force the CPUC to make TNC be accessible.
A fascinating panel on “Autonomous Vehicles and the Bay Area” is is being hosted by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on Tuesday evening, June 26, 5:30-7pm, at the Bay Area Metro...
Today was the first day of the two-month planned closure of the Twin Peaks tunnel, temporarily shutting down all rail service between Castro, Forest Hill, and West Portal....
Who makes a Facebook meme group about trains? The Numtots, that’s who: a global network of millennials who want to make cities better
Once a bus gets behind schedule, it tends to get later and later, until the bus behind it catches up. But new real-time tracking tools might offer hope.
Railroad industry news about: California gas tax, Senate Bill 1, transit funding, California State Legislature,. From the editors of Progressive Railroading Magazine
The first year of BART’s Measure RR bond-funded rebuilding work is already paying off for our riders. BART’s on-time performance rate has increased to 93.6%. That’s BART’s highest on-time...