Paying for regional transit: Transit Sustainability Project update

From SPUR:

The Bay Area’s seven biggest transit agencies constitute a $2 billion annual system. Costs are increasing while revenues are flat or declining. In 2010, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission launched a multi-year project to analyze the cost structure of the transit system, explore significant financial challenges affecting its future and propose major changes to put the system on a more sustainable financial footing. Get an update on this important regional project from Carolyn Clevenger of the MTC and Tony Bruzzone of Arup.

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