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Clipper Card Transition for Bay Area Transit is Now Official

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MTC Commission Chair Scott Haggerty announcing the launch of the Clipper Card. Photos: Matthew Roth. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which sets the Bay Area’s regional transportation and land use policies, officially announced the transition from the Translink card to the newly branded Clipper smart card for transit trips today. The new blue card with eight […]

Muni Budget Deficit Predicted as Parking Citations Dip

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Unfortunately for San Francisco transit riders, new revenue projections for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which runs Muni, show a decline in parking citations and a resulting budget deficit, just as the agency has been trying to restore service that was cut in May. In a quarterly financial presentation to the SFMTA Board […]
An image of the Bay Area, without parochial concerns. Photo: MTC

SPUR Talk: Metropolitanism versus Local Control in the Bay Area

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Since the United States declared its independence, there’s been a fight about whether government should be centralized for efficiency, or things should be run from local townships and communities to maintain the closest connection between citizens and the people who govern them. “In California, that division is reflected in our Constitution,” explained Louise Dyble, an […]