Transportation (News)

Opinion: Get real on housing developments

Submitted by News Desk on Sun, 03/09/2008 - 10:00pm
According to projections, by the year 2030 the Bay Area's population of 7.2 million will have grown to roughly 8.7 million residents; an additional 1.5 million people who will need somewhere to live. If we continue our current pattern of housing development, then these new residents will be living on what is now farmland in the San Joaquin Valley. They will be spending three to four hours a day in traffic getting to and from their jobs in the urban core areas of Alameda, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties.

Transit spares air, saves money

Submitted by Reporter on Fri, 03/07/2008 - 2:36pm

The Bay Area's top seven transit agencies help prevent more than 2 million metric tons of greenhouse gases and save 251 million gallons of oil each year, according to a new report by a consumer-rights group.

The California Public Interest Research Group, or CalPIRG, said its report - along with news Thursday that the cost of oil hit a record high of nearly $106 a barrel - should encourage more people to park their cars and hop on a bus or train.


Gov. Schwarzenegger announces uses for California transportation bond funds

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 10:00pm
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave details of projects that will benefit from some $394 million in voter-approved transportation bond funding during a news conference Thursday morning in Oakland.

Overall, the governor said, this round of Proposition 1B funding will pay for some 106 transit projects statewide, creating 7,200 jobs and more than $256 million in wages.

As Muni redraws bus routes, some lines losers

Submitted by News Desk on Tue, 03/04/2008 - 11:52am

The 56-Rutland bus line has a nickname: the 56-Seldom. Soon, it might be called the 56-No More.

The No. 56, which runs a loop route through the Visitacion Valley neighborhood and Executive Park development in southeast San Francisco, is one of seven lines that city transit planners want to eliminate as part of a proposal to overhaul San Francisco's heavily used bus, rail and cable car system.


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