By 2023 we're not really supposed to be seeing the old BART trains anymore. I'm a little scared of such a future, I'll kinda miss them.
Its unfortunate that the clipper card system really does limit what BART is capable of doing in encouraging sales. They're still reliant on tickets for providing discounts and free travel.
BART is going ahead with buying Oakland property. Its the right move.
They're thinking about doing some parking cost increases but no one really has an idea what to do that would compromise with the auto-dependent directors. They need a 2/3rd passing vote so nothing will probably get done. The common view was maybe they could use parking to supplement bus service in the suburbs.
169k daily commuters into the bay, most by car. Such a disappointment and just so crazy.
I was laughing at this in the meeting. This feels ridiculous "Let's Go" is the new BART phrase? I can believe that BART needs new branding, maybe even a new logo but I don't believe that "Let's go" is going to stand out. Maybe I'm wrong but I was cringing in the meeting
My favorite elected AC Transit board member Harper made a mistake.
East Bay BRT may be getting started in May!
I'm personally against AC Transit instituting all door boarding. Seems like another way to let people ride the bus for free with extra steps. but assuming they do a pilot first to show that they're still extracting the same fares, it might be alright
BRT is getting close to completion, 4 more BRT "stations" to go. May 10th is the estimated opening date!
Bike lanes and road diet coming to Embarcadero
This is so seemingly crooked. I don't know why SFMTA has to keep amending their contract to complete the central subway, which was supposed to be done last year.
This quick-build stuff is great. I wish I knew how much of it to thank the former director Reiskin for and how much is the new director's impact. whom I'm sure is looking at putting quick-build into overdrive. They're definitely reviewing things in my ideal approach. recognizing where cars are most blocking buses and kicking cars out of a lane.
Gosh 90% of curb space goes to parking... Why am I not surprised?
Is San Francisco claiming to be progressive while aiming to be the most expensive transit agency in the Bay Area, probably in California, for a single local fare ticket? Comparing themselves to other US major agencies and they don't even have a daily pass(except with a phone app) like those other agencies do. So much for getting closer to free.
Wow Caltrain really runs on crumb contributions from the 3 counties. Its an impressively lean agency.
SB 278 is looking at being signed by June.
FASTER has a congestion management fee now. which sounds good. It means they're taking Voices for Public Transportation in consideration. I don't understand why they still need the full 1% sales tax though and how it only ends up being the same 65b. so I'm suspicious. More a yes with this idea than the flat NO I was before but how the bill turns out is what matters.
Voices of Public Transportation got to make a presentation at the MTC workshop as well. I don't think it is as fleshed out but highlights that this should be a big employer problem more than a taxpayer's problem
I'm actually surprised that so many think we need a regional approach to housing. albeit something makes me believe everyone just thinks that housing should be built housing elsewhere in the region
Considering my time on the transbay buses. I would agree that the problem is on the approaches to the Bay Bridge not on the bridge itself. Most of the time we would fly through the bridge once we got on there. although I would contend that the carpool lanes at the toll plaza were a mess.
It's no wonder that California is going to lose a congressional seat. Its growth rate got decimated since 2000
Great quick overview of everything that BART is doing.
So the subcommittee for fare integration is happening, with a very very large committee.
319 billion for highways, 105B for transit. democrats don't take climate change seriously either. Surprisingly republicans are for a vehicle miles traveled tax though
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