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18-983 Update on COVID-19 Response - Presentation
Update on COVID-19 Response. For information.
18-980 2020 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results - Presentation
2020 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results. For information.
BART appears to be in the good graces of riders that are continuing to use it. 72% somewhat satisfied. Its still providing value to at least a quarter that claim they would not have made the trip without BART.
7.A. Att. 1 Federal Update
Consider receiving the monthly legislative report.
7.A. Att. 2 State Update
Consider receiving the monthly legislative report.
3.A. Presentation from Platinum Advisors
Update on State Legislative Activities.
Somehow the democrats got more legislative seats.
10.A. GM Report 1.27.21 Final
General Manager’s Report for January 27, 2021.
Slide Presentation PDF
1-19-21 MTAB Item 15 Contract Modification - L Taravel - Eureka
Gotta admit its impressive how much work they're getting done with the shutdown subway. It must be a pain to have the metro shutdown but other rail agencies like the WMATA or BART must only dream of being able to shutdown for months to heavily focus on capital maintenance like the sfmta is doing.
Presentation PDF
1-19-21 MTAB Item 11 Traffic Modifications and TC Amendments - Better Market Street
I really am concerned about the revisions. It looks like SFMTA is taking the curbside lane space between 5-8th on market to give it to bikes. Transit would only be allocated one lane. If pre-covid transit ridership is reclaimed the 5, 6,7, could use that lane as a bypass for the streetcar lane.
Slide Presentation PDF
1-19-21 MTAB Item 12 Downtown Congestion Pricing
I like the idea of charging a progressive fee - based on income. But I still feel like the hurdle of commuter entitlement is going to preempt, at the state level, such a program.
Agenda
2021-01-25 JPB Finance Committee draft Agenda PACKET
21-0140 Operator Ridership Update Handout
Correspondence Received and Other Business Handouts
31 million average rides per month drop. It does not look good for transit.

Articles

Caltrain board votes to expand GoPass to lower-income commuters
Green Caltrain

In line with the equity policies adopted in its business plan, and to address the inequities identified in Caltrain’s fare studies, the Caltrain board voted at its January board meeting to approve...

SolTrans offers Vallejo to SF bus service
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

Solano County Transit (SolTRans) has added pilot bus service to the San Francisco Ferry Terminal in response to public requests for increased service from Vallejo to San Francisco.The new pilot Route...

Seamless Bay Area Explains Why MTC Doesn’t Work
Muni Streetsblog San Francisco

When it comes to creating a rational fare structure and a more usable transportation system for the Bay Area, MTC an abject failure. Here's why....

More Muni Service On The Way
Stories by San Francisco Transit Riders on Medium

J Church trains returned to service December 19, 2020This Saturday, January 23, will be a big day for Muni and its riders — a lot of service is rolling out, along with a lot of smaller...

Public Market Emeryville to become biotech hub after property purchase
East Bay Times

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Plan to reduce East Bay thoroughfare from six to four lanes
The Mercury News

Traffic lanes on a portion of the street would be dropped to four to promote safety for cyclists

Biden: 20B for Hardest Hit Public Transit Agencies - Railway Age
Railway Age

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan on Jan. 14 that includes a $20 billion investment to “protect the future of transit.”

SMART plans for future after coronavirus pandemic
Marin Independent Journal

The board plans to hold meetings to strategize how to bring riders back and determine what direction the transit agency will go in a post-pandemic world.