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  • Reimagine SamTrans comments on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    Every decade or so many transit agencies re-evaluate its routes. SamTrans is no exception. This time, many transit agencies carry the theme of frequency vs. coverage, which is promoted by a well known transit consultant Jarrett Walker. SamTrans is offering 3 alternatives with one heavily favors improving frequency, one promoting coverage, and one in between […]

  • SB 742 Amtrak bus implementation on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    Last year, the California state legislature approved and the Governor signed SB 742 into law, which allows bus only tickets to be sold on Amtrak Thruway buses in California. This bill overturned a previous law passed 20 years ago that prohibited sale of bus only tickets on these buses due to complaints of unfair competition […]

  • Street capable rail vehicles on Dumbarton Rail Corridor on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    The Dumbarton Rail project, now a public-private partnership effort sponsored by Facebook, is going through a more detailed study to further define the project and elevate the project into construction ready status, building upon a earlier effort (with a $1 million grant from Facebook) to study the corridor, which proposed a bus and rail element. […]

  • The end of a modern light rail line on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    Over the weekend, VTA’s PR team has been promoting the agency’s new bus network that is redesigned around the new BART stations that have yet to open due to numerous construction related delays. Part of the redesign also involved elimination or service reductions of unproductive routes. One of those routes eliminated is the Almaden light […]

  • Ubers and Lyfts belong in parking garages on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    SFO recently implemented a policy to relocate TNC pick ups from the curb right outside the terminals to the top floor of parking garages. The reason for the relocation is that the curbside pickup has slowed down traffic for everyone, and at times traffic has backed up onto the freeway. While overall the relocation has […]