Today’s Headlines

  • BART’s Emergency Lighting Fail (EastBayTimes)
  • SF’s New Streetlights (SFWeekly)
  • Limits on Fare Penalties (SFExaminer)
  • Street Closures, Muni Re-Routes for Sunday’s Bay to Breakers (Curbed)
  • More on SF Parks Proximity (Hoodline)
  • VTA Light Rail Gets Poor Reviews After U2 Concert (EastBayTimes)
  • SMART Train Schedule Released (SFGate)
  • SMART Schedule has Big Gaps (MarinIJ)
  • Artist Sketches BART Passengers (SFGate)
  • Commentary: BART’s Awful Elevators (SFExaminer)
  • Commentary: Ranting about Ride Hail (SFChron)
  • Commentary: Novato Should Finish Old Town Train Station (MarinIJ)

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  • Rogue Cyclist

    “’We can’t get everyone where they want, when they want,’ said Farhad Mansourian, SMART’s general manager…”

    Wow

  • John Murphy

    Farhad is correct, so for example, it might not be a very good use of their investment to make sure there is a train back to Sonoma County at 1 AM so people who went to the Giants games can take a Ferry to Larkspur and then get a train.

    But… the riders that SMART are dissing are the MOST IMPORTANT ones! There is a 90 minute gap in arrivals in San Rafael. A train arrives at 7:26 and 8:56. A director noticed this immediately and pressed Farhad on it – “most people think of jobs as 9-5, how does this schedule work for that?” He said “There is a train that gets you there at 7:26”. So you get to hang around in San Rafael for longer than your entire commute. Tone deaf.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    The ridership numbers with this schedule are going to be indistinguishable from zero, arming SMART’s opponents with hard data. It could set back the extension to Larkspur.

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