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18-1029 COVID-19 Update - Presentation
COVID-19 Update. For information.
Its interesting that they've transitioned from just red line to millbrae and yellow line to sfo to now both connecting to both stations. And both need to be on the caltrain transfer platform. It sounds like a complicated strategy.
18-1031 Update on Regional Transit Coordination - Presentation
Update on Regional Transit Coordination. For information.
The path to regional transit is not bad. I don't think its what the regular riders had in mind but its a start.
18-1027 Resolutions Ratifying the Collective Bargaining Agreements with BART Police Officers’ Association and BART Police Managers’ Association - Presentation
Resolutions Ratifying the Collective Bargaining Agreements with BART Police Officers’ Association and...
Interesting tactic. BART police pay increases will be subject to the return rate of passengers compared to pre-covid avg weekday rates.
21-16 Update on Sustainability Action Plan - Presentation
Update on Sustainability Action Plan. For information.
21-11 Future Service Scenarios for Consideration - Presentation
Future Service Scenarios for Consideration. For information.
The future of BART. I think they shouldn't do midnight until bars and late night venues are fully open. but I know that the next service change is probably august or september, so they're making a gamble on where we'll be in 4-5 months. This is kinda of the cost of sync up service schedules for "transit integration".
Att. 1 Fare increase July 1 2021
Consider the approval of receiving a report on the upcoming fare increase scheduled to go into be effective...
Yay a fare increase in July just when people didn't need it.
Att. 4 - State Matrix
Consider receiving the Monthly Legislative Report
There aren't many transit related bills for consideration but AB 784, AB 917 and AB 455 are decent ones to put political pressure on.
8.A. GM Report 3.24.21 Final
General Manager’s Report for March 24, 2021.
Slide Presentation PDF
3-16-21 MTAB Item 11 Traffic Modifications and TC Amendment - 25 MPH
Slide Presentation PDF
3-16-21 MTAB Item 14 Transit Update
Oh poor Tumlin, he did not know what he was signing up for. Partial Muni Metro service back in May!
Slide Presentation PDF
4-6-21 MTAB Item 12 Traffic Modifications - Slow Streets
Its so cool that they want to make slow streets permanent in some cases. A little bit of good that came out of COVID, that and parklets for restaurants.
Governance Mtg #1 PowerPoint
Governance Mtg #1 PowerPoint
Really feel like the caltrain board is going to spend too much time on deciding how to address governance and not anytime on deciding a new governance model.
Caltrain Station & Terminal Planning PPT
Caltrain Station & Terminal Planning PPT v2
Kinda disappointing that Redwood City is undisputed the mid-penisula station hub of the future. so many cities along the caltrain corridor that should at least attempt to be vying for that position
21-0346 8b - 21-0346 - AB 455 Bonta Support and Seek Amends.pdf
Assembly Bill 455 (Bonta): Bay Bridge Fast Forward Program Requires the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA)...
I agree with the MTC that this bill kinda ignores the reality of the situation and issues. I don't think Bonta really has advisors or has taken the transbay bus himself so he might be picking at straws. I think anyone who has taken the transbay bus would call out the gross misuse of HOV lanes. which mean either CHP needs to have more responsibility for enforcement(which right now they have to be bribed by MTC to enforce the lanes) or the punishment needs to be harsher for violations.
21-0316 2b Mar Leg History.pdf
Legislative History Detailed list of bills the ABAG and MTC are tracking in Sacramento, including those...
21-0320 04 Presentation.pdf
i. Fare Coordination / Integration Study and Business Case Project Status Update Project update on...
lucky to all the cities that got to gain from the Bay Area's losses.
hmm the global pandemic recession is bad, worst than the 2008 recession but not anywhere near as bad the great depression. The recovery path is so unique for each county and region.
21-0426 5bi PowerPoint Express Lanes Strategic Plan.pdf
Regional Express Lanes Strategic Plan Adoption of a Bay Area Express Lanes Strategic Plan, which links...


Challenges of Regional Transit in the Bay Area
Stories by San Francisco Transit Riders on Medium

Mark Cordes, Executive DirectorThere is a scene in the movie John Wick where the gangster kingpin explains to his son who John Wick is and says, “The bodies he buried that day laid the foundation...

Muni Service for the Recovery
Stories by San Francisco Transit Riders on Medium

SFMTA COVID-19 Passenger Count DashboardWe’re very excited to see so much good progress made in dealing with COVID. Infection rates are down. The rate of vaccination is up. As of this writing,...

Station agents arrive at BART's Antioch Station
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

For the first time since it opened in May 2018, Bart's Antioch Station will be staffed with agents beginning Monday.The Antioch Station was initially developed as a new concept to provide...

Caltrain board starts to consider governance options including regional ones
Green Caltrain

On Friday, March 19 workshop, the Caltrain board kicked off a year-long discussion to consider how the service should be governed going forward, now that Measure RR has passed and electric service...

traffic calming in the central city
Getting Around Sacramento

There are four types of traffic calming that have been used in Sacramento central city: median islands, traffic circles, traffic diverters, and speed humps. It was recently said by city staff that...

Berryessa Transit Center wins award for sweeping impact
The Bay Link Blog - News Views and Analysis from the MetropolitannbspTransportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments

VTA’s Berryessa Transit Center has been awarded the Envision Platinum Award by The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure in recognition of social and economic sustainability, providing...

San Francisco Bay Ferry eyes lower fares, more service to bring back passengers
San Francisco Chronicle

As public transit agencies struggle to survive, the ferry is considering a new approach...

Development targeting Millbrae train station
San Mateo Daily Journal

Following a land transfer agreement with BART, Millbrae officials said development proposals targeting city property near the train station are on track to start moving ahead.

BART to discuss the future of Northern California ‘megaregion’ rail system - The San Francisco Examiner
The San Francisco Examiner

Throughout Link21 development process, agency’s board will provide guidance, approve funding

15-minute city concept could sprout in downtown San Jose, other Bay Area cities
East Bay Times

Development plans have emerged that could transform downtown San Jose into a 15-minute city that can give people the ability to live, work, play, and enjoy leisure time within a compact area.

BART, Caltrain to increase train schedules as cases subside

Two Bay Area transit agencies will modify service schedules Monday to accommodate upticks...

S.F. has nearly 16 million square feet of vacant office space. Why can
San Francisco Chronicle

In some cases, converting old buildings can be more expensive than building a new project...

Berkeley moves forward with eliminating single-family zoning

The city council voted unanimously on Thursday night to launch an 18-month process in updating the city’s General Plan.