Transportation (News)

Transit ideas pulled from past, future

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 10:00pm

A space-age "Jetsons"-like transport system and old-fashioned trolleys could be a part of Marin's travel future.

The Transportation Authority of Marin voted Thursday to mention the two modes as "candidates of interest" in a letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission - the Bay Area's transportation planning agency - which funnels federal transit dollars to Bay Area counties.

Dump TransLink firm, BART official urges

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 12:06pm

BART's top fiscal watchdog wants Bay Area transit officials to sever ties with the company struggling to develop the TransLink system - a regional effort to allow riders to use one fare card on more than two dozen transit systems.

It was revealed this week that yet another deadline to get TransLink running on BART, San Francisco's Municipal Railway and Caltrain has been pushed back.

Transportation agency proposes new fees for Bay Area residents

Submitted by News Desk on Tue, 02/26/2008 - 10:00pm

Bay Area residents would pay another $1 on their annual vehicle-license fees and 10 cents on a gallon of gas under legislation proposed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Wednesday.

And unlike earlier attempts to raise money for transportation programs, both proposals appear to have state legislators prepared to argue for them in Sacramento.


Freeway improvements tied to car-fee increase

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 02/25/2008 - 10:00pm

More on-ramp metering lights and roving tow trucks would come to Bay Area freeways under a proposal to raise vehicle-registration fees by a buck.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is expected to vote this week on whether to support a legislative effort to raise vehicle-license fees by $1 in the nine Bay Area counties to pay for the improvements, which also include installing more traffic-monitoring devices.

Seeking Environmental Justice for All

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 02/20/2008 - 10:00pm
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When racism makes headlines, it's often in the form of a singular incident - a hate crime, a prejudiced remark, an inappropriate joke. A familiar script unfolds in the aftermath, as the press and civil rights groups ring the alarm, the public reacts and the perpetrators face retribution.

GG Bridge Toll May Rise During Peak Hours

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 02/20/2008 - 10:00pm
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / KCBS) ? So-called "congestion pricing" could bring in millions more federal transportation dollars to the region by adding an additional charge to Golden Gate bridge commuters during peak hours.

Muni Officials Consider Congestion Pricing, Fare Hike

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 02/14/2008 - 10:00pm
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom isn't ready to embrace a Muni task force recommendation that would raise fares, in order to improve service.

”Riders don’t want to see a Muni increase, and I don’t either,” said Newsom. “It’s not the first place we’re going to go, and it’s not inevitable.”


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