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18-1001 Bay Area Council Presentation - Insights on Bay Area Economic Recovery - Presentation
Bay Area Council Presentation: Insights on Bay Area Economic Recovery.
Crazy that the Bay area provides 42% of the personal income tax of the state budget but is only 20% population of the state.
18-1004 MTC Blue Ribbon - Item 5a-2 Transit Operator Boards Summarized 2021-02-22
Update on Regional Transit Coordination: Transit Network Management.
There is a lot of skepticism from transit operator board members about changing the foundation of transit operations during this time period. They understand the motive but they, like myself, are concerned about the impacts and outcomes of overreach by a regional or state control. It sounds like they're on board if the revenue is guaranteed... but its hard to conceptualize why.
18-1019 Update on Link21 Program - Presentation
Update on Link21 Program. For information.
This is a cool project I don't think many know about. Appears to be an expansion of the 2nd transbay tube and trying to consider it in a grand scheme of the megaregion
18-1018 Quarterly Service Performance Review – Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 - Presentation
Quarterly Service Performance Review - Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021. For information.
2B - Fare Integration Study
A. COVID-19 Recovery Service and Budget Updates - BART/AC Transit 1. Federal Funding Updates 2. Vaccination...
Consider receiving a report on the District’s planned service changes associated with the March 2021...
School reopening uncertainty is really hold up AC Transit service plans
9.A. GM Report 2.24.21
General Manager’s Report for February 24, 2021.
D. Att. 3 Presentation
Consider receiving the bi-monthly budget update for the period of July through December of FY 2020-21...
Forecast doesn't look good. AC Transit really needs for riders to come back a bit.
6.D. Att.1. Presentation: Monthly Covid Update
Consider receiving the COVID-19 District status report.
9.A. GM Report 3.10.21
General Manager’s Report for March 10, 2021.
2021 02 26 Bus Shelter JPA Presentation
A. Overview of Bus Shelters and Process - AC Transit B. Roadway and Streetscaping Projects Update -...
Slide Presentation PDF
3-2-21 MTAB Item 11 Contract - Procurement of Hybrid Motor Coaches
Slide Presentation PDF
3-2-21 MTAB Item 14 Contract Modification - Central Subway
Maybe the central subway is almost done?
Clipper START Quarterly Update
Clipper START Quarterly Update
Background on Caltrain Corridor Grade Crossings & Seaprations
1Background on Caltrain Corridor Grade Crossings & Seaprations
TIL that the FRA requires grade separation if you're running a train over 125 or if you have 4 tracks or more. This explains a lot of tracks in East Bay and the San Joaquin valley that were given up.
21-0180 11e - 21-0180 - Operator Financial and Service Status Update Presentation.pdf
Bay Area Transit Operator Financial and Service Update Staff will present an overview of Bay Area transit...
Overview of the impact of COVID life on all the bay area transit agencies. I didn't realize students made 15-20% of all ridership.
21-0346 3b AB 455 Bonta Support and Seek Amends.pdf
Assembly Bill 455 (Bonta): Bay Bridge Fast Forward Program Requires the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA)...
It would be really great if they could make it law that buses need to be able to get between SF and East bay quicker. But the problem isn't really the bridge as much as enforcement of existing HOV lanes. Unless the state is willing to punish drivers more heavily whatever they come up with for buses will be used by automobiles and continue being congested.
21-0377 8.i RSRB Update Presentation.pdf
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Update
As someone who has walked the bridge its really cool and well overdue. soo many cyclists.


Sac Vision Zero flaws
Getting Around Sacramento

The Sacramento city council will be considering the new Sacramento Vision Zero Top 5 Corridors document at the council meeting on Tuesday, February 15. It is item 11 on the consent agenda, so will...

VTA Fast Transit Program Part of Bay Area-wide Push for Faster, More Reliable Transit; Local Government Support Needed for Transit Speedups.
Green Caltrain

Read on for more information about ways that VTA is planning to speed up buses, and how you can help. The meeting on February 5th was the first step in a campaign to support bus speedups – if...

A look at Fresno’s first transit-oriented apartment building
Stop and Move

About a mile north of downtown Fresno, at the intersection of Blackstone and McKinley, a really exciting project is well underway: Fresno’s first transit-oriented apartment building. Aside from...

VTA looks at future of light rail
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

As the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) plans for service post-pandemic and beyond, the agency is looking at the future of light rail in the South Bay.The agency's...

Some SF Muni rail lines get ready to roll, work continues on others
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

Some San Francisco's Muni Metro rail lines are almost ready to see trains roll again, while others are a work in progress as the system makes its way back from the pandemic.The San Francisco...

MTC-led Bay Area pedestrian-bicycle safety group has first meeting
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

The MTC-led Vision Zero Working Group met for the first time to exchange ideas on how to make the Bay Area a safer place for pedestrians, bicyclists and others.A panel of about 40 Bay Area...

SB 69 Seeks to Rip Out NWP Rails
Train Riders Association of California

By David Schonbrunn David Schonbrunn is President of the Train Riders Association of California. Contact him at In the greatest threat to the NWP since the SP abandonment...

Caltrain’s first electric trains arrive for testing
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

Caltrain’s first electric trains have been delivered to the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo, Colorado, for testing, marking a major milestone in the electrification of the railroad,...

Bay Area transit agencies at odds over regionalization
San Mateo Daily Journal

Representatives from Bay Area regional transit agencies, including Caltrain and SamTrans, remain at odds with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Blue Ribbon Transit Recovery Task Force over...

Bringing back cable cars would be a ‘heavy lift’ - The San Francisco Examiner
The San Francisco Examiner

SFMTA officials respond to pressure to bring back iconic vintage transit vehicles

Berkeley considers ending single-family zoning by December 2022: A
San Francisco Chronicle

The move is an attempt to right the wrongs of the past and address the region’s housing...

BART, Muni, Caltrain would be big winners in Democrats
San Francisco Chronicle

Democrats’ $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill includes money for transit agencies...

Yes, San Francisco may charge higher taxes on sales of higher-priced properties, court affirms
San Francisco Chronicle

State appeals court upholds San Francisco’s property transfer tax, which charges higher...

S.F. is compromising on a partly car-free Twin Peaks:
San Francisco Chronicle

The eastern side of Twin Peaks Boulevard will be reserved for bikes and pedestrians, with...

Remembering the ugliest thing San Francisco ever built

The plan was simple: Join SF's famous bridges with a freeway. What could go wrong?