This is basically the same thing as Caltrain and Samtrans. Its no doubt a lot cheaper to consolidate these roles and is an example of the benefits of consolidation of agencies.
BART is pretty much unsuccessful at reaching most of their service goals. By the measuring there appears to be less "transients" in the sf stations, and escalators appear to be working better - frm. director Josefowitz should be proud.
This report looking into the difficulties of trying to make transit convenient in suburban cities like Newark and Fremont. Even with major employers moving in, it makes the job harder to figure out a path of usefulness to riders. AC Transit has developed two proposals to improve service in the cities.
Presentation of the remapping of Fremont/Newark service. The most crucial thing it looks like they want to change is the 200 bus - its alignment and or its frequency
The updated FASTER presentation. they now have a "sales tax fairness credit" whatever that is and they have a large employer mandate requiring the employers to invest "billions" into the sustainable commute. I assume the big tech companies realized its not going to happen without some commitment. But that'll have to be watched closely
Somehow ridership and farebox revenue is better than expected for AC Transit
This is a bit disappointing. Even though staff is already doing fare schedules to avoid more hearings. Now they're going to reduce the number of hearing to one needed per big service change - fare increase or service overhaul. Basically they're making it less burdensome.
I think this is really cool. All rail stations should be multipurpose. Give the people more reason to be there, add value. And another plaza for Chinatown is genius. A bit presumptuous of the staff and contractor to continue without board approval but paperwork is a bother.
Kinda of a breakdown of everything SF MUNI does and how the year worked out. Transit ridership appears to be fine for them. presentation has a nice layout of all of MUNI's capital plans for the next decade - fleet replacement, transit line improvement, etc...
I hate pedestrian underpasses. I get the safety needs, its just a pain rather than walking over the tracks.
The Diridon integrated station appears to be a bigger megaproject than the transbay terminal. If only it was easier to do eminent domain.
I feel like we should all note that pedestrians and cyclists are being slaughtered in the US. Its a near 20 year high?
So this is incredible they're still in litigation over RM3. They've collect money that can't going anywhere cause the anti-tax people won't let the case go. But the law requires MTC to give a report on the use of the funds to the legislature so this is quite informative.
No one can stop the express lanes expansion
allegedly SF Bay Area is now ahead of Chicago for metros GDP.
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