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18-487 Ambassador Program - Memo
Ambassador Program Year-end Allocation of $500,000. Board requested to authorize. (President Dufty’s...
6.B. Att.3.St Matrix
Consider receiving the monthly legislative report and approval of legislative positions.
6.F. Att 1 BRT Monthly Progress Report 6.26.19
Consider receiving the monthly progress and operational readiness report on the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit...
6.B. Att.2.St Report
Consider receiving the monthly legislative report and approval of legislative positions.
california budget is good.
6.C. Initial Draft of Fremont/Newark Market Analysis and Service Evaluation Presentation
Consider receiving an update on service planning efforts in Special Transit Service District 2, which...
Basically there is no winning for District 2
Slide Presentation PDF
6-18-19 MTAB Item 7 Transit Update
This is interesting. It appears they're leaning into closer to removing lines from the subway. SFTR's proposal. They certainly aren't going to be able to build a new subway or more branches. Its a shame no one fought to make the new T-subway have a crossover to the main subway as impossible a task as that would've been.
Slide Presentation PDF
6-18-19 MTAB Item 11 Traffic Modifications and TC Amendments - Folsom-Howard Streetscape Project
Lots of changes coming to folsom and howard. San Francisco may be a modern city yet.
Van Ness BRT Community Advisory Committee Meeting Presentation Deck - June 20, 2019
Van Ness Business Advisory Committee Meeting Presentation Deck - June 20, 2019
Van Ness construction is so ridiculously slow.
Slide Presentation PDF
6-26-19 EMSC Item 8 Automatic Train Control System (ATCS) Update
SFMTA is really focusing on what they can do to correct things in the subway.
2019 Annual Passenger Count
2019-07-11 JPB Annual Passenger Count.revised
Caltrain is all of a sudden seeing passenger declines.
Caltrain Business Plan - Project Update-Spring 2019
Caltrain Business Plan - Project Update-Spring 201
Jeez business plan for caltrain makes it look like the future is going to be super bright. One day they might be more successful than BART.
2019 Proposed Fare Changes Public Hearing
2019 Proposed Fare Changes Public Hearing
Samtrans seems to be actually doing good for fares for passengers but it really confuses me how they plan to afford this. I agree the out of SF fare is confusing easpecially since I sometime go to the first stop out of SF - brisbane just to avoid it and sometimes I get the out of SF fare. But I do think its fair and still work.
Update on
Update on Reimagine SamTrans
Every Agency should do this COA thing
19-0589 2b June LegisHistory State and Federal.pdf
Legislative History Detailed list of bills the Commission is tracking in Sacramento and Washington...
Theres a lot of legislation in here. Probably good and bad that most of the federal stuff wouldnt get through but it feels like most of the state stuff only gets through if it has the most minimal effect.
19-0622 3b Handout Comment Letters.pdf
Regional Fare Coordination and Integration Update on Fare Integration Efforts and Request to Support...
Letters from our bay area transit agencies to ask MTC to figure out a regional transit fare policy. I'm skeptical to any effect.
19-0744 Item 08 Presentation Y Plan.pdf
Presentation on Y-Plan, Authentically Engaging Young People in City Planning and Social Change
19-0695 2f ExpressLaneProgram 1stQtr 2019 Reportx.pdf
Express Lane Program Quarterly Report - 1st Quarter 2019
Jeez I wish MTC had a report as thorough for transit as they do for building out their lexus lanes. Its succinct, clear and straightforward. Maybe I should be arguing for a regional transportation agency - LACMTA and Puget Sound Transit seem to get stuff done this well too.

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News Bites – June 13, 2019
Silicon Valley Transit Users

A new name for a popular bike sharing program.  A reopening date for the rebuilt Transbay Terminal is revealed.  BART has the operating keys A better group calendar. One of our members starts...

Silicon Valley Transit Strike Possible?
Silicon Valley Transit Users

Could a public transit worker strike in Silicon Valley be on the horizon?  ATU Local 265 – the labor unioin representing VTA’s bus drivers, light rail operators, mechanics, and other...

Muni Metro Train Control Challenges
Stories by San Francisco Transit Riders on Medium

It’s time to upgrade the train control system. Let’s stop wasting money on obsolete technology and parts. Stop wasting riders’ time with delays. Improving light rail, and transit...

Transit Managers Punt Fare Integration
Muni Streetsblog San Francisco

Fare rationalization is an obvious need for the Bay Area, but managers veto MTC from even studying the idea...

There aren’t red lanes at West Portal — red lanes are for 24-hour transit priority.
Stories by San Francisco Transit Riders on Medium

There aren’t red lanes at West Portal — red lanes are for 24-hour transit priority. The driving force behind the transit priority project at West Portal is that 3 surface lines enter...