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18-743 Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Sources, Uses, Service Plan, and Capital Budget - Presentation
Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Sources, Uses, Service Plan, and Capital Budget. For information.
18-746 BART Headquarters Office Building (2150 Webster St., Oakland, CA) - Presentation
BART Headquarters Office Building (2150 Webster St., Oakland, CA). a. Project Update.* For information....
18-747 Update on BART and Valley Transportation Authority Phase I - Presentation
Update on BART and Valley Transportation Authority Phase I. For information.
18-755 Update on BART and Valley Transportation Authority Phase I - Presentation
Update on BART and Valley Transportation Authority Phase I. For information
BART to San Jose is finally upon us.
18-756 Resolution in Support of the Establishment of a United States Commission on National Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation
Resolution in Support of the Establishment of a United States Commission on National Truth, Racial Healing...
18-758 COVID-19 Update Impact of and Responses to COVID-19 - Presentation
COVID-19 Update: Impact of and Responses to COVID-19. For information.
Ridership appears to be on the very slow incline. which is good for BART.
18-753 Update on Fare Gates - Presentation
Update on Fare Gates. For information.
the Fare evasion problem seems overblown, unless they expect this to actually deter crime or homelessness on the trains. Otherwise it would have been nice if they put it on the ballot and let everyone decrying the lax security of BART being the problem fight for its passage. 90m would be a simple 1 or 2 year parcel tax measure and voters would be aware exactly what they're paying for.
18-754 West Oakland BART Station Transit-Oriented Development Project - Presentation
West Oakland BART Station Transit-Oriented Development Project. i. West Oakland Specific Plan EIR...
3.A. Att.2. Valley Link Presentation
Consider receiving a presentation on the Valley Link project and provide direction to the District’s...
10.A. GM Report 5.27.20 Final
General Manager’s Report for May 27, 2020.
Att.1: Staff Presentation
A. Financial Update B. Workforce C. 12-month service recovery framework, and consideration of the following...
3.A. SR 20-228 May Revise/Legislative Update
May Revise and Legislative Update.
At the state level STA funds for transit is going to hit by reduced gas tax revenue.
10.A. GM Report 6.10.2020 Final
General Manager’s Report for June 10, 2020.
7.A. STAFF REPORT
Receive polling results and provide direction to staff regarding placing a general obligation bond on...
AC Transit is considering adding a measure to the ballot for 2020. but the surveys don't look in favor of meeting the 2/3rd threshold
Slide Presentation PDF
5-19-20 MTAB Item 11 Transit Recovery Plan
Slide presentation PDF
6-2-20 MTAB Item 11 Transportation Recovery Plan
SFMTA transit recovery plan is bold. They're really trying to redo the imbalance of street space that cars take up compared to transit, biking or walking. which becomes even worse post-covid even though more people are driving. Although it carries the caveat that buses don't exactly take up space in every neighborhood street. Buses are a lot faster without the auto traffic which I think exemplifies the need for transit lanes. And makes for better service with policy rather than money.
Slide Presentation PDF
6-4-20 CAC Item 7 SFMTA Transportation Recovery Plan
Item#9b Senate Bill 797 as of 3-4-20, 3:40pm
#9b Senate Bill 797 PPT - 2 slides per page
Item 8a presentation, posted 05-06-20, posted approx. 6.15 pm
Item 8a presentation, posted 05-06-20, posted approx. 6.15 pm
#8a PPT - COVID-19 Update
COVID PPT update
Caltrain06/04 Board
Caltrain is planning to jump back to 70 trains in June.
#10 - Increase Discount for Caltrain Means Based Fare Pilot Program
10ab.2020-06-04 - Clipper START Staff Report Draft 6-2-29
Caltrain06/04 Board
20-0532 10a 20-0532 PAC 3a Reso-4411 RM3 Express Lanes.pdf
MTC Resolution No. 4411, Revised. Regional Measure 3: Bay Area Corridor Express Lanes Initial Programming. A...
While transit considers deferring projects or reducing service of course express lane construction is going full steam
20-0768 Handout Agenda Items 4a 4b 4c Presentation.pdf
Decision on Pursuit of November 2020 Revenue Measure Key considerations to inform a decision regarding...
20-0711 7a 20-0711 OPS 5b SFPeninsula Rail DTExtension.pdf
San Francisco Peninsula Rail Program Memorandum of Understanding A request for approval of a Memorandum...
All that time and money wasted on a RAB study only for the DTX to proceed essential like it was planned nearly 20 years ago.
20-0849 11b 20-0849 1 Summary Sheet Decision on Pursuit of Measure.pdf
Decision on Pursuit of November 2020 Revenue Measure Key considerations to inform a decision regarding...
20-0874 Presentation
Task Force Framework · Task Force process, phases, and timeline · Task Force Interviews- Key points · Acknowledge...

Articles

Capitol Corridor to resume some train service June 1
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

The Capitol Corridor will add back some of its train service it was forced to reduce in March when shelter-in-place orders went into effect. The agency is also seeking input via a survey.On Monday,...

Fed report: COVID-19 bring delays, cancellations to air carriers
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released its May 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report. The impact of COVID-19 is reflected in the numbers as increases in delays and cancellations...

VTA Admin and Finance committee advances Caltrain ballot measure to full board
Green Caltrain

On May 21st, the VTA Admin and Finance board committee advanced the Caltrain 1/8 cent ballot measure to the full board for review. On the committee, both Mayor Liccardo and Supervisor Chavez raised...

Muni Switching to Bus Intervals Rather than a Fixed Schedule
Muni Streetsblog San Francisco

All it took was a global catastrophe to get Muni thinking about serving customers, instead of moving vehicles...

Muni: COVID 19 could lead to better transit service
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

The quiet roads brought by COVID-19 have provided an opportunity to improve transit service as San Francisco comes back online, transit officials say.The dearth of traffic on city streets has allowed...

Facebook reconsidering funding for Dumbarton study
Green Caltrain

As has been reported in local media, Facebook is stating publicly that they are reconsidering their commitment to fund the environmental review of Dumbarton transit options. With the increase of telecommuting,...

BART's Clipper-only sales at stations expands
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

Starting Monday, June 8, BART will accelerate its expansion of the number of stations where Clipper is the only fare medium available for purchase. Since August 2019, BART has eliminated...

Golden Gate seeks bus, ferry rider input
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is seeking input from bus and ferry riders as the agency works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.Two, separate agency surveys are...

SMART to cut 30 of weekday trains
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

The North Bay’s rail agency plans to drop to 26 daily trips starting this summer as it restores regular commuter operations once the coronavirus shutdown is relaxed.

Why did BART close nine stations during protests?
SFChronicle.com

BART closed nine stations as demonstrations over the death of George Floyd came to a boil Sunday night, and looters ransacked shopping malls throughout the Bay Area. How did they pick which stations...