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18-869 BART Sales Tax Update- Sept 2020
BART Sales Tax Update. For information.
18-874 Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Outlook - Presentation
Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Outlook. For information.
Restaurants being so down shocks me but it makes sense that all those big executive lunches or dinners or going away parties just aren't happening.
7.E. RED FOLDER: FY21 Recommended Budget Presentation
Consider adoption of Resolution No. 20-044 approving the FY 2020-21 Recommended Operating and Capital...
6.A. Att.1. Communications & Public Notification Plan
Consider receiving a report on the Emergency Communications and Media Plan developed to address emergency...
7.A. STAFF REPORT
Hold public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed elimination of the Paper BART-to-Bus discount...
As good as time as ever to eliminate paper tickets.
10.A. GM Report 9.23.20 Final
General Manager’s Report for September 23, 2020.
Slide Presentation PDF
9-15-20 MTAB Item 12 Contract - ATCS
20-1203 3c Handout-Leg History State with Calendar.pdf
Legislative History Detailed list of bills the Commission is tracking in Sacramento, including those...
some good stuff passed even if not much serious. created a governor's office to end homelessness.
20-1287 9b - 20-1287 LEGIS-4b-Sonoma County Transportation Authority Sales Tax Measure.pdf
Sonoma County Transportation Authority 1/4-cent Sales Tax Extension A proposed 20-year extension of...
20-1289 9c - 20-1289 LEGIS-5a-Proposition16.pdf
Proposition 16: Statewide Ballot Initiative to Repeal California’s Affirmative Action Ban Proposed...
20-1438 4 - 20-1438 HANDOUT - Healthy Transit Process Presentationx.pdf
Report on Bay Area Operators Healthy Transit Plan A presentation on shared health metrics from the...

Articles

Dumbarton planning continues
Green Caltrain

At last week’s SamTrans board meeting, the agency announced that planning for the Dumbarton Corridor would continue. Plenary Group will pick up responsibility to lead the planning to choose...

Why vote for Caltrain ballot measure RR?
Green Caltrain

The ballot measure to provide dedicated funding for Caltrain will be on the ballot as Measure RR. The Caltrain service is an essential component of the Bay Area’s regional rapid transit network...

At least 2.5 years to restart Caltrain if a shutdown is needed
Green Caltrain

At Caltrain’s board meeting on Thursday, staff presented the chilling scenario of a potential shutdown.  It would take at least 2.5 years to start up again if a shutdown is initiated. ...

San Francisco Transit Riders Welcomes New Executive Director
Muni Streetsblog San Francisco

A Q&A with Mark Cordes...

Golden Gate pandemic-related schedules go into effect September 13
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

Golden Gate Transit continues to modify bus service levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. New bus timetables are available on the agency's Upcoming Bus Schedule Change page. Effective...

Livermore transit agency nabs top award from American Public Transportation Association
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

The American Public Transportation Association has selected the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) as the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement...

AC Transit bus fare collection resumes October 19
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

AC Transit will resume fare collection on Monday, October 19. Fare collection was suspended because of COVID-19.AC Transit introduced multiple changes in the wake of COVID-19. They included rear-door...

California’s housing priorities tumble amid coronavirus chaos
The Mercury News

Despite an early focus on housing policy, California lawmakers made little progress addressing the state’s housing crisis during this session.

SF had a 6 billion vision for Central SoMa. Then the pandemic hit, and tech pulled back
SFChronicle.com

After nearly a decade of planning, the transformation of 230 acres in San Francisco’s Central South of Market into a booming tech and housing hub is suddenly in doubt as the economy sputters from...

Coronavirus fallout: VTA could slash bus service to 1980 levels
The Mercury News

VTA’s board is weighing increasingly severe options to cut service by 10 to 30 percent, saving the ailing agency between $24 million and $70 million per year.

Bay Area's MTC approves plan to make 60 of workers remote by 2050
ABC7 San Francisco

The Metropolitan Transit Commission says the mandate will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19%.