TransForm: TransForay: South Bay Bus Rapid Transit Tour

"Our TransForay in the South Bay will look at what’s happening with public transportation in San Jose.  Experts will lead participants on a walking and transit tour to see firsthand how future Bus Rapid Transit service will better connect some of the County’s most transit dependent communities with jobs and services. We’ll also see how local businesses have gotten actively involved in improving public transportation."

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TransForum: How Bus Rapid Transit can transform public transportation

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From TransForm: Bus tour and talk on how Bus Rapid Transit can transform public transportation RSVP online by Friday, October 7 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is revolutionizing bus service around the world with its dedicated lanes, state-of-the-art buses, and frequent service.  Now, Bus Rapid Transit is coming to Santa Clara County! VTA is planning for BRT lines along the Alum Rock, El Camino, […]
SFMTA painting the bus 'Red Carpet' lanes on Mission in the Mission a couple of years back. Photo: SFMTA.

Open Thread: Room for Private Vehicles in Red Carpet Lanes?

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The SFMTA Board of Directors approved the next step in the $35 million Geary Rapid project on Tuesday, which includes segments of red carpet, bus-only lanes between Stanyan and downtown. The rub: the SFMTA decided to allow privately run transit, including tour buses, tech-buses, and Chariot, to also use the lane (in reality, non-Muni vehicles of […]

Six Ideas for Saving Bay Area Transit

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[Editor’s note: This article is re-published with permission from the transit-themed March issue of The Urbanist, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association’s (SPUR) monthly member magazine. The article, written by SPUR Regional Planning Director Egon Terplan, is based on a discussion paper developed by the SPUR Transportation Policy Board. Read the full paper at spur.org/tsp.] […]

Bay Area Transit Agencies Build on Parking Lots

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Last Thursday representatives from Caltrain, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) presented [PDF] current plans for building housing and offices on top of station parking lots, at the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) in downtown San Jose. Rail station parking lots offer the ultimate in […]

BART Will Study Second Transbay Tube, West Side Extension

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Updated 11:06 p.m. with comments from BART Board-elect Nick Josefowitz. BART says it will formally study the decades-old ideas of building a second Transbay tube and extending service to SF’s western neighborhoods. Ellen Smith, BART’s acting manager for strategic and policy planning, recently told a SF County Transportation Authority Board committee (comprised of SF supervisors) […]