SF might finally get wireless access in the subway! and by 2025 BART may finally have wifi access. I know the new trains are supposed to already have wifi-ready
hiring Community ambassadors to help solve quality of life issues. I'm surprised that 1.5m can go so far as hire 46 CSOs
BART finally has the contract for updating the train control. At 783M probably the largest single contract BART will likely have for the decade.
AC Transit almost done with East Bay BRT but still won't set a date
For some inexplicable reason ridership is doing better than AC Transit expected. I bet because TNCs are getting too expensive.
With these routes its not a surprise. The S and SB covers a long distance without anyone jumping on or off in between. without some extra distance fare, it costs more and the bus can't make more fares than what they got on the freeway with. At least with BART, the operators can pick up far more.
No one knows about M or Z. And I don't understand Z's existence.
The results from using the double decker buses in Transbay service for AC Transit. SF should seriously consider adopting double-deckers for express routes.
DOT is still heavily focused on rural problems. Now they're willing to support rail grade separation. Amtrak got 2 billion. despite this is the year Amtrak is suppose to be profitable. The new CEO changes have been hard to adjust to - they just got rid of lays, pepperoni pizza and pepsi.
Looks like SF is going to actually start improving infrastructure with the trains in mind. I wonder if this the impact of the new Director of Transportation or was already in progress. should be done by 2029... wow train control systems take forever to redo.
all this work just to get on to MTC plan bay area 2050
So they've updated the presentation again. Now they have an employer mandate as part of the legislation, which definitely make me open to voting it but I'm super suspicious that it'll end up being something like either a transportation stipend(meaning tnc, gas, parking or transit) or anyone can "request" a transit pass. It still comes off as big corp shouldn't have to contribute anything to the region other than what benefits their employees. I'll be watching that legislation super closely.
Bay Trails got 150M to spend from RM3. this is going to be good for their options. wish they could spend it all on connecting treasure island to SF.
The legislative agenda for 2020. Lots of bills are still left over from 2019 notably AB-1487 for affordable housing taxing bay area district, SB 50, and the SB-278 the FASTER proposal.
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