BART is boned, revenue on all fronts have been hit even sales tax. losing about 8m a week. They were doing pretty well before too.
AC Transit has been temporarily free so that drivers don't have to interact with the passengers, except for those with disabilities. I think it was the right move.
AB 2824 is to make the bay bridge support transit better. SB 1283 is about letting buses use shoulders, I've seen buses already do that... but I think it would help Golden Gate transit more than AC Transit
BART pays AC Transit for feeder service, didn't know that
Thing seemed to be going right for East Bay BRT. but no way they expected this all to go down.
I like that the pushback appears to have worked and for the most part SFMTA is not planning to raise fares for cash/clipper for till 2022. They still appear to be looking at a service cut in the next two years.
The new LRVs are doing great.
Finally someone is thinking about the middle class.
Transportation taxes measures are going down, which is not a good sign for the mega measure
I like the principles particularly the part about trying something other than sales tax for transportation. but I think that stalemate is where it'll end. FASTER has probably only heard that sales taxes is regressive from all sides but they don't know where else to get the money. The Corvid-19 recession that may be on the way isn't going to help to get that passed.
tolling regular state highways. The next step.
Thats cute someone made a green new deal bill for California. I could understand a resolution in support of the green new deal but Climate change isn't a California problem its a world dependency problem.
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A business-backed campaign wants funding for a big transportation measure to come from a sales tax. Another wants businesses and the wealthy to pay.