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18-538 Purchase of Commercial Property for BART Headquarters - Presentation
Purchase of Commercial Property for BART Headquarters. Board requested to authorize.
Hey if it the fiscal position to buy an expensive building, then BART is making a sound investment. Still wish it was in another location.
18-555 BART and Valley Transportation Authority Phase I and Operations and Maintenance Agreement Update - Presentation
BART and Valley Transportation Authority Phase I, and the Operations and Maintenance Agreement Update....
They're getting stuff done which is the best we can ask for.
18-554 Update on Valley Link Project - Presentation
Update on Valley Link Project. For information.
Its kinda sad that the Suburbs pretty much always get what they want.
18-553 Fare Gate Pilot Project - Presentation
Fare Gate Pilot Project. a. Update on Faregate Pilot. For information. b. Standard for New Fare...
I'm glad they realize that their faregate experiments were kinda stupid. A SFMTA like fare gate would be fine for curbing some fare evaders
Att.1.Fed Update
Consider receiving the monthly legislative report..
9.A. GM Report for 9-25-19
General Manager’s Report for September 25, 2019.
Consider exercising the fourth of five one-year options with MV Transportation to continue Dumbarton...
6.B. Att 3. Title VI Fare Equity Analysis
Consider the adoption of Resolution 19-033xxx approving the AC Transit EasyPass pricing schedule for...
Slide Presentation PDF
9-17-19 MTAB Item 12 Construction Mitigation
Slide Presentation PDF
9-17-19 MTAB Item 13 20-Year Capital Needs Update
30 Billion in Capital needs for SFMTA. No way SF is ever going to get on top of that.
Slide Presentation PDF
9-17-19 MTAB Item 7 DOT Report - Muni Service Improvements
Slide Presentation PDF
9-17-19 MTAB Item 11 Contract Modification - Central Subway Project
Central Subway delayed until 2021. Oh well I guess we should just accept it now.
Slide Presentation PDF
10-1-19 MTAB Item 12 Transit Performance Update
LRV4 replacement seems to already be having an affect on reliability and capacity. And the Chase center access plan seems like a nightmare
Staff Report PDF
10-1-19 MTAB Item 10.3 Transportation Code Amendment - Violation Penalties
Slide Presentation PDF
10-1-19 MTAB Item 13 Traffic Modifications - Fourth Street
This is cool they're going to add bus lanes on forth street.
Slide Presentation PDF
10-1-19 MTAB Item 15 US-101 Deck Replacement at Alemany Circle
commuting in the peninsula is going to be fun next July
Slide Presentation PDF
10-3-19 CAC Item 7 J Church Improvement Update
Starting the process to improve the J church corridor
Slide Presentation PDF
10-3-19 CAC Item 8 Legislative Update
Looks like some legislation got through. AB 47 will make distracted driving add points on the driver, and bus agencies won't have to pay sales tax on procurement
19-1056 4 San Pablo Baylands Public Access Report.pdf
San Pablo Baylands Public Access Scoping Report The Committee will receive an update on this public...
19-0947 5a Federal Transportation Bill Update.pdf
Federal Surface Transportation Bill Update Status update regarding the reauthorization of the federal...
The America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 (ATIA) tries 287 Billion over 5 years to highways. Jeez if even a portion of that would go to transit...
19-0960 3aii Handout Comments ii SPUR Comment Letter.pdf
Fare Coordination and Integration Work Program Request for Board approval of the following items related...
19-0964 4b C2 Program Update.pdf
Next Generation Clipper® System Update Update Board members on key developments related to the implementation...
19-0916 4a Legislative Update on Priority Bills.pdf
2019 Legislative Update on Priority Bills Overview of the 2019 state legislative session, with a focus...
Not much really came out the legislative session this year. looks like the fun bills are going to be two year. sb 330 is the best we got for housing which says that a local agency can't deny a develop application that meets the criteria they were supposed to .
19-1134 4 HANDOUT ED Report September.pdf
Executive Director’s Report
I don't know if the MTC used to do an executive report but this is rather useful


Is transit ridership loss inevitable? A U.S.–France comparison
The Transport Politic

Urban transit ridership has declined every year in U.S. cities since 2014. It has increased every year in France since 2000. What is going on? Continue reading Is transit ridership loss inevitable?...

Advocates Renew Commitment to Better Transit
Muni Streetsblog San Francisco

th Annual Transit Week Kicks off at City Hall...

Top capital projects for increasing Caltrain ridership
Green Caltrain

Caltrain is proposing a service vision for the first 20 years of electric service that could increase ridership 3-4 times. The ridership growth would be built incrementally, through a series of capital...

Breakthrough on Fare Integration
Muni Streetsblog San Francisco

The region took a major step forward towards a seamless transit system...

Monday 9/23 – news about opportunity for great connections at Diridon
Green Caltrain

On Monday, September 23rd at 6pm, the team working on the Diridon Integrated Station Concept Plan is showing an update on its proposals for an overhaul of Diridon Station to enable it to support more...

Editorial: Want a Subway? Then Single-Family Zoning Has to Go
Muni Streetsblog San Francisco

How can one possibly justify putting the M Ocean View into a $3 billion subway tunnel, given current zoning along the line?...

Caltrain strengthens business plan service vision for Thursday decisions – more active, equitable, connected
Green Caltrain

On Thursday, October 3, the Caltrain board will set policy direction for the era of electric service. Thanks to many comments from Caltrain riders, supportive city leaders, and other encouraging stakeholders,...

Taxi Spending Surges While Transit Stays Flat
Streetsblog USA

Americans spent four times as much money on Uber and Lyft trips last year as they did in 2013. This is a crisis.

Gaze upon the new fare gates selected by BART

Hail your new BART fare gates.

BART May Not Reach Parts of Silicon Valley and Downtown Jose Until 2030
SFist - San Francisco News Restaurants Events & Sports

Don’t sweat: BART is still on-track to service part of San Jose by the end of this calendar year. However, the rapid transit system we love to hate might not reach certain parts of Silicon Valley,...