The first BART inspector general report. So far nothing serious. I think that this office is pretty important for BART to show that contrary to media they have been operating rationally
BART working toward full elimination of ticket fares.
BART signing on the Valley rail system. At least there was no legislative requirement for BART to simply service the Valley link. It'll be incredible if they come up with the money.
No real updates on the BART silicon Valley extension. It'd be great if were more detailed to the public about what was missing and going on. But I assume it is so VTA and BART don't get into a finger pointing drama.
The famous resolution for a bus only lane on the bay bridge. I'm rather apathetic about the concept. It seems weird that BART is voting on a resolution for bus problems but it has really overshadowed AC Transit's resolution, which really should be the one that matters.
This seems dangerous. I mean I really don't want to see "build the wall" advertisements up. I wish I had emailed opposition to this.
This should be the bus-only lane on the Bay Bridge resolution that matters. AC Transit is the primary transbay bus service provider over the bay bridge
If they could solve the vehicle maintenance and train control issues the train system could run a lot better. Vehicle maintenance is 51% of delay time despite being 31% of delays. This working group is good but shouldn't it involve some political members? like the mayor. So they can fight for these ideas politically. The employee shortage is becoming a bigger and bigger issue.
Keeping up with reliability should have been too easy to do for December.
The community based transportation plan is kinda cool. As a technocrat I kinda think that that the regular constituent may not know what they need or how to vocalize it. But it seems clear that SFMTA is trying to focus on hunter point and equity in general this year and participatory budgeting is a very blunt way to give visible proof of government effectiveness and earn faith.
I'm sadden. I can no longer say that SF has a plurality of transit mode share. Its a car city now. Still a very high alternative mode share compared to Seattle or Chicago, probably more carpooling than most other cities but the city has to fight to get back the transit riders.
Ferry to mission bay and treasure island might be coming soon.
Sadly this seems to emphasize the differences between the renters and the owners. Shockingly 74% seem to suggest that they believe that homelessness and housing needs to be a regional issue. On the other hand due to the 2/3rd requirement the regional measures appear to be barely able to pass and likely wouldn't with any opposition.
Express lanes are coming. express lanes 880 is on the way. This presentation seems to reek of elitism and dismission. The inequity plan appears to be "we'll deal with it later, if they whine enough"
The results of a UCLA study on transit ridership. Pretty steep decline since 2014-15. BART's satisfaction has tanked. I don't know how much I agree with the study since there isn't much detail in how it was measured. I certainly think quality of life impacts BART's perceptive decline but I also think that fares increases that have been happen in the last couple of years impact ridership too in concert with the TNCs. If I find the full report maybe it'll change that view
SB 50 update. apparently the bill is going forward, they're trying to get it at least to a senate vote. I find it hard to imagine it'll pass but at least weiner may get a vote on the bill.
Not quite sure what ITP is supposed to do. It looks like it could be a mainstream Caltrans program but it also looks like its just MTC's role but for the state - trying to enable inter-regional transit cards, encourage realtime for agencies without it and market alternative transportation options.
BART killed it with moving rapidly toward clipper card usage.
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