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18-966 Resolution in Support of Pirone’s Prosecution - Resolution
Resolution in Support of Pirone’s Prosecution. (Directors Dufty, Li, Saltzman, and Simon’s request.)...
18-973 Center for Policing Equity Final Report – BART Police Department - Presentation
Center for Policing Equity Final Report - BART Police Department. For information.
18-973 Center for Policing Equity Final Report – BART Police Department - Report Presentation
Center for Policing Equity Final Report - BART Police Department. For information.
18-973 Center for Policing Equity Final Report – BART Police Department - City Report Final
Center for Policing Equity Final Report - BART Police Department. For information.
Very detailed report on the BART police department's data.
18-971 Budget Update - Presentation
Budget Update. For information.
Deficit of 500m through FY2023. BART is going to have to cut something.
9.A. 2021 Agenda Planning Pending List
Review of the Agenda Planning Pending List.
7.B. STAFF REPORT
Consider authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase and installation...
It would be cool to have the realtime passenger load information. While its not an issue yet if transit begins to get overloaded again it would beneficial to know the realtime load of vehicle. regardless of COVID.
10.A. GM Report 1.13.21 Final
General Manager’s Report for January 13, 2021.
5.A. Attachment 1 - BRT Progress Update
BRT Project Updates: 1) Project Close-out 2) Operational Performance (how often are the buses running,...
Slide Presentation PDF
12-15-20 MTAB Item 16 Contract Modification - Van Ness BRT
Slide Presentation PDF
1-5-21 MTAB Item 12 Traffic Modifications - 4th Street Bridge
I remember getting caught on the 4th street bridge on the T for 5 minutes. It'll be nice to have those improvements. Even more necessary if the subway ever actually goes live.
Finance Committee Agenda
Finance Committee Agenda2
With the new sales tax Caltrain is focusing on financing separated grade crossings and closing atherton station.
At least Caltrain and BART are working together to consider better coordination at millbrae station.
21-0142 3a Sacramento Update .pdf
Sacramento Update Sacramento update: new committee assignments, 2021 legislative schedule and state...
California as far as the budget appears to be doing satisfactory... but thats because low income earners have gotten screwed and high income earners tend to be able to work from home.
21-0141 2b Leg History State with Calendar.pdf
Legislative History Detailed list of bills the Commission is tracking in Sacramento, including those...
Not really anything being proposed for transit or even really for housing yet. I think they're expecting this session of congress to be as non-productive as the last.
21-0061 3c MTC December Washington Report.pdf
Washington D.C. Legislative Update Report from Washington, D.C. advocates.
20-1641 05 Coordinated Plan 2022 Update.pdf
Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan 2022 Update Coordinated Plan Update.
21-0153 09 COVID Federal Relief Funding.pdf
COVID - 19 Federal Relief Funding (20 minutes) Overview of the funding the Bay Area expects to receive...
This is really good news. 819m for SF-Oakland metro, althrough that has to be shared among the bulk of agencies, and more money for others like san jose and santa rosa.
21-0047 6aiv PBA50 FinalBlueprint PreferredEIRAlt AttachmentC Strategies.pdf
Plan Bay Area 2050 Final Blueprint Presentation on the Plan Bay Area 2050 Final Blueprint Outcomes,...

Articles

BART completes conversion to Clipper-only sales
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

BART has transitioned all stations to offer Clipper as the only fare product available for purchase.BART has been eliminating the sales of paper tickets since August of 2019 when a 4-station...

Building a Better Regional Ballot Measure w/ Seamless Bay Area’s Ian Griffiths
Muni Streetsblog San Francisco

As we prepare to bid goodbye to 2020, Streetsblog SF continues its interview series with local and national experts to lay the groundwork for the best possible transit mega-measure for 2022...

Report: San Francisco leads region in major 2020 rent drop
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

RENTCafé has released its 2020 year-end report with data on rent change and renter activity. RENTCafé  looked at 5.8 million renter applications nationwide (moving in,...

Why Are US Rail Projects So Expensive?
Human Transit

We’ve known for a long time that the US pays more than most other wealthy countries to build rapid transit lines, and especially for tunneling.  If the incoming Biden administration wants...

Equity: New Muni route to serve Bayview and Hunters Point neighborhoods
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

Muni photo)Starting in early 2021, Muni’s new 15 Bayview Hunters Point Express line will improve Downtown access, reduce commute times and add transit capacity for residents...

Report: Caltrain halfway to electrification
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

Caltrain's electrification project is more than halfway done, according to a report in the San Mateo Daily Journal.The project is slated for completion next year, although the pandemic could cause...

Comment Period Closes this Friday, Jan. 8th – Advocate for a multi-modal El Camino Real in San Mateo/Burlingame
Green Caltrain

Caltrans is in the early-to-mid stages of a roadway renewal project for the troubled 4-lane section of El Camino Real extending from San Mateo through Burlingame, and ending at Millbrae city limits....

How to fund transit in Sac county
Getting Around Sacramento

This post is a follow-on to three previous posts, in particular: transportation funding ideas, 2020/07/17 no Measure A in 2020, 2020/07/16 Against Measure A, 2020/07/01 and many other posts on...

Amazon spends 200 million for S.F. site once slated for housing
SFChronicle.com

The Seattle online shopping giant said Tuesday it will propose a delivery station at 900 Seventh St., which it bought from solid waste recycling company Recology, which had owned the property since...

Berkeley finally embracing housing in a bid to rebuild a historically Black neighborhood
SFChronicle.com

The City Council rezoned the 1.3-mile, 86-acre stretch of Adeline Street and Shattuck Avenue between Dwight Way and the Oakland border. The plan allows for 1,450 new housing units, about half for...

Voters choose better public transport and streets with Go Sonoma
Intelligent Transport

Chair of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority Susan Gorin explains what voters can expect after passing the Go Sonoma Act in November.

Cyclists demand SMART build more of bike path to regain their support
Sonoma Index-Tribune

A third of the 70-mile bike and pedestrian route has been completed, and the total estimated cost has more than doubled over the original projection.

Relief bill might stop Golden Gate Bridge district layoffs
Marin Independent Journal

With more federal aid in the works, officials will discuss on Wednesday whether to reverse a vote to lay off 146 bus and ferry workers.

New year brings new toll-collection system to Bay Area bridges
The Mercury News

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It all fell apart: New Council puts Corona SMART station on the ropes
Petaluma Argus-Courier

“Unless some miracle gets pulled out of a hat, this whole thing is basically over,” says the developer of the Corona Station project, which was expected to bring more than 500 housing units and...

Caltrain talks regional rail
San Mateo Daily Journal

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