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  • New Muni Map Online on by andy, [Bay Area] Hatena Bookmark

    New for this year is an interactive Muni map that I spent a couple of weeks to produce. I want some kind of mobile friendly interactive map for the web site but with limited choices it is better for me to create one. It is displayed on Google’s API so you can switch to other […]

  • 2nd Transbay Tube? on by andy, [Bay Area] Hatena Bookmark

    The talk in town after the construction of the Bay Bridge East Span is another transbay tube. The concept, along with another bridge, has been studied about 14 years ago. Some of the ideas that are being thrown around is to have a second BART tube reach South of Market, head up toward Union Square, […]

  • Comments submitted for the VTA’s El Camino BRT EIR on by andy, [Bay Area] Hatena Bookmark

    I wish to submit a few comments for the EIR: Having dedicated lanes for buses is a significant investment, not only in dollar terms, but so is the amount of space on the roadway. On the other hand, the proposal for dedicated lanes would maintain local bus service operating in mixed traffic. Under the dedicated […]

  • Private commuter buses vs. Muni in San Francisco on by andy, [Muni] Hatena Bookmark

    In recent years, there is a debate between the role of private commuter buses (which includes shuttles, Google buses, and now a start up called Leap Transit). Many people support such concepts because it bring new options to commuters and reduce dependence on automobiles. Others are against it because it would somehow compete with Muni […]

  • Ridesharing or running an illegal taxi/limo operation on by andy, [CPUC] Hatena Bookmark

    The so-call ride-sharing companies like Lyft and Sidecar have been operating a service in the SF Bay Area where the customer uses an mobile app to request a ride, and where the company would then dispatch a vehicle for the customer. Those companies differentiate from the traditional taxicab and limo service because of the mobile […]

  • Should AC Transit Transbay service be dramatically different? on by andy, [AC Transit] Hatena Bookmark

    As a result of the economic crisis and a huge drop in tax revenue a few years ago, a lot of transit agencies were forced to cut back and reviewed its operations. The Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission took leadership and created an incentive program to award agencies that are able to reduce costs (after […]

  • Comments for the SamTrans Service Plan SSP on by andy, [SamTrans] Hatena Bookmark

    This is my comment on the SamTrans Service Plan, which was released in the Fall of 2012: http://www.samtrans.com/Planning/Planning_and_Research/SamTransServicePlan.html 292 – Rather than reducing service to SF to peak hours only, an option that should be included is to cut service to SF during night hours only, and keep the midday service (and weekend daytime service). […]

  • Welcome on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    Once you’ve been in the advocacy and transportation business for so many years, it is hard not to have an opinion. So this is my home for now and thank you for reading. Because of my involvement in various committees and groups, it is important to note that the opinion expressed here does not necessarily […]