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  • 16th Street train trolley connection on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    Caltrain electrification is the most significant project for the system in its history, and also one of the transformational transportation projects on the Peninsula and Silicon Valley. This project has taken more than a decade to plan. As Caltrain and parallel highways are becoming more congested, this project is needed more than before to increase […]

  • San Francisco’s greed, Peninsula pays on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    There’s a lot going on regarding Caltrain system improvements and high speed rail. When these projects were conceived 20-30 years ago, it just seemed like all they had to do is to put up wires over the tracks and some new tunnels from the existing 4th & King terminal. Now the policy makers will beĀ asked […]

  • The next big mistake? on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    If you ride Muni Metro, you should notice that it is a system that has high platform stations (all underground stops and stops along the T Line) and low platform stations (street level stops west of downtown). The steps change when trains entering and exiting the subway. The dual platform height has been the standard […]

  • Making transit more seamless on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    Recently SPUR, a regional planning think tank, issued a report in how to make the Bay Area Transit system more integrated and easier to use. The report identifies many deficiencies in the region’s transit in regards to fare and service coordinations. The report also makes numerous recommendations on removing the kinks and improve rider experience. […]

  • Private vs. public transit on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    Recently there are more private commute transit options being introduced in San Francisco, with most services focused on connecting affluent neighborhoods like the Marina with Downtown SF and SOMA. Opinions differ whether it is a good addition to a variety of transportation options, or a competition against public transit like Muni.

  • Vision Zero for Caltrain on by andy, [Bay Area] Hatena Bookmark

    A number of fatalities occurred on Caltrain tracks in the last two plus months is approaching to that of the entire 2014. The latest incident on Monday is the 8th of the year while there were only 10 fatalities last year. The trend is alarming. As this incident is being investigated, preliminary report suggests it […]

  • Offering more frequent midday Caltrain service on by andy, [Bay Area] Hatena Bookmark

    Caltrain ridership has reached an all time high and trains are more crowded than ever. With economic recovery ongoing, 101 continues to get congested beyond the traditional peak hours. On Caltrain, not only the peak hour trains are crowded, the ridership is also growing on the shoulder peak trains. One of the things that irks […]

  • Bus stop maps are now offered for more agencies on by andy, [Wiki updates] Hatena Bookmark

    For a while, the wiki has offered bus stop maps (and real time predictions) for agencies that uses the NextBus API (including Muni, AC Transit, LA Metro, etc) and the OneBusAway API (maps only for agencies in the Seattle Region). Now we provide our own GTFS parsing API to offer the same bus stop map […]

  • No on “filibuster” over Caltrain electrification on by andy, [Bay Area] Hatena Bookmark

    Earlier this month, the Caltrain board certified the final environmental impact report for the electrification project. With this action, Caltrain is one step closer to begin construction and concludes the environmental clearance process that began in 2001. I believe that Caltrain should’ve been electrified when it was first proposed about 30 years ago. At that […]

  • Caltrain mobile ticketing on by andy, [Bay Area] Hatena Bookmark

    Last month, Caltrain presented a proposal on mobile ticketing to its Citizens Advisory Committee. Here’s a brief summary of the presentation from the meeting minutes: