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  • Transit agencies and TNCs on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    This is a response to comments made by SamTrans board members at its board meeting in April. Considering the suburban environment and the desire for more transportation options, there seems to be an interest by transit agencies in leveraging Transportatation Networking Companies. While I support the concept of having more transportation choices, I am also concerned […]

  • Response to Jarrett Walker study of Silicon Valley Transit on by andy, [Uncategorized] Hatena Bookmark

    Late last year, VTA hired a star transit consultant Jarrett Walker (also is one of the founders of BayRail Alliance, when it was known as Peninsula Rail 2000) to review the bus network at VTA in hopes to increase transit ridership. Recently Walker released a report and challenged conventional wisdoms. This blog briefly summarized the report’s findings […]

  • 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 be 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 […]