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I recommend you read the memo starting page 37 which identifies the expediated actions BART is planning to take to combat the criminal issues its been having. One thing of note is an anti-panhandling in paid areas and accelerating the system hardening efforts. Things I wish they'd implemented earlier...
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Consider receiving the Monthly Legislative Report and approve legislative positions
AB3124 passed which means articulated buses(longer than 40 ft) can have bike racks now. I really wish the SCA 6 would gets it chance. AB 3059 is dead. so no pilot for congestion pricing anytime soon. https://voiceofoc.org/2018/06/coleman-paying-more-to-drive/
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Consider receiving an analysis of the Regional Measure 3 election results
A full reiteration of the june 2018 results.
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Consider receiving report on staff’s recommended modifications to Board Policy 333, including...
AC Transit Fare getting more expensive.
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Consider receiving monthly construction progress report on the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit Project
AC Transit BRT update
Van Ness Business Advisory Committee Meeting Presentation Deck - August 16, 2018
Van Ness Business Advisory Committee Meeting Presentation Deck - August 16, 2018
San Francisco really needs to be better at this construction thing.
Staff Report PDF
8-21-18 MTAB Item 10.4 Contract Award - Red Light Camera Program
While other cities are killing red light programs SF seems to be going full steam ahead. I personally would trade it for some officers to start ticketing cars in FiDi intersections
Staff Report PDF
8-21-18 MTAB Item 11 Traffic Modifications - Geary Blvd
The SFMTA is voting on a upgrade to the Geary line. I do not believe it is the full implementation of the Geary Rapid improvements. but its a step forward.
Slide Presentation PDF
8-21-18 MTAB Item 11 Traffic Modifications - Geary Blvd
Guess they're going forward with the Geary Rapid Project. I think that SFMTA should not see stop elimination as the favored way to speed up bus but this is a rapid line change. In my opinion 3 stops or 20 stops rapid/limited stop lines have no guarantees and should be flexible for the planner.
18-0598 02 Project Performance Assessment Methodology.pdf
Horizon and Plan Bay Area 2050: Project Performance Assessment Methodology Discuss proposed revisions...

Articles

Is Ride-Hailing to Blame for Rising Congestion?
Human Transit

Throughout the past few years, the explosive growth of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft have changed the landscape of urban transportation.  Proponents of ride-hailing have long argued...

Sneak Peak at the Salesforce Transit Center
Muni Streetsblog San Francisco

A look inside San Francisco's new Transbay bus facility...

Major improvements in rail service coming to Northern Central Valley
Stop and Move

I love plans. I have also learned that every plan should be read with a heavy dose of skepticism because many of them don’t go anywhere. California publishes a State Rail Plan every couple of...

Replacing BART's fake cameras with real ones paid off after MacArthur Station stabbings
SFChronicle.com

Once criticized as a sham, BART’s cameras played a key role in identifying John Lee Cowell, the parolee who allegedly stabbed to death a young woman Sunday night on the MacArthur BART Station platform...

Editorial: California's gas tax politics another sign of dishonest times
SFChronicle.com

The venerable your-tax-dollars-at-work road sign, government’s feeble attempt to counter fire-breathing antitax crusaders and reassure motorists that their money is going to good use, has become...

Meet the Valley Link: Your ticket out of mega-commuting hell
East Bay Times

Relief is on the way for super-commuters from the Central Valley traveling into the East Bay and San Francisco — and for drivers along I-580.

N.Y.C. -Style Uber Crackdown Wont Come to S.F. Anytime Soon - 08/15/2018 - SF Weekly
SF Weekly

The landmark regulations for rideshare companies represent an interesting model, but in California, such power sits with the court of state regulators.


https//sfstreetcars.co/

This interactive map and timleline shows San Francisco's former streetcar routes, with photos.

Rail News - Senate OKs 16.1 billion for transit, passenger rail. For Railroad Career Professionals
Progressive Railroading

Railroad industry news about: U.S. Senate, Senate appropriations, public transit funding, passenger-rail funding, Amtrak, American Public Transportation Association, APTA, Paul Skoutelas, U.S. Sen....

The High Cost of Parking
PCMAG

Free street parking? Not exactly. Based on current land values, parking can cost residents up to $200,000 per household, even in small towns.

Heres what people are Instagramming from Salesforce Park
Curbed SF

The 1,000-foot fountain and palm trees are a hit.