SPUR Lunchtime Forum: New BART expansions

"The Metropolitan Transportation Commission expects to spend $30 billion
on transit expansions in the next 25 years. Some slated projects include
“eBART” to Antioch and the BART extensions to Livermore and Silicon
Valley. Join Ellen Smith and Malcolm Quint from BART, and Leyla
of the Valley Transportation Authority as they present on
the proposed routes, funding mechanisms, and potential obstacles and how
they propose to overcome them."


SPUR San Jose Forum: Bringing BART to San Jose

From SPUR: Image courtesy of Flickr user Jeremy Brooks The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has made significant construction progress in extending BART to San Jose. With stops at Berryessa, Alum Rock, Downtown San Jose and Diridon, this extension will connect San Jose to the rest of the Bay Area with fast and frequent transit. Come hear […]

Today’s Headlines

SFMTA Blocks Bike Lane and Removes SFMTrA Safety Posts (Hoodline) Noe Valley Converting Parking Lot to Park (SFBay) BART Board to See Big Changes (SFGate) BART Board Approves Opening Books to Public (Examiner) BART Going Solar at Two Stations (KQED) 28 Stories Planned for Downtown Oakland Near BART (Socketsite) Who Does SF Blame for Housing […]

Today: VTA Board Could Enshrine Road Expansions in Sales Tax Measure

The Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors today could enshrine road widenings in its 20-year transportation sales tax, proposed for the ballot in Santa Clara County in November 2016. The agenda for today’s 5:30 p.m. board meeting includes approval of the sales tax measure language, which includes goals [PDF] to “provide congestion relief” and “relieve roadway, highway, and expressway bottle […]

BART to Silicon Valley Community Meetings: Milpitas

From VTA.org: The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will provide program and construction updates about the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project, including details about near- term activities. Agenda Attendees will receive a general project overview presentation that includes: program and construction updates, near-term project activities, and details regarding upcoming construction work in the […]

Today’s Headlines

BART Board and Bond Results (KQED) J, K and Other Election Results (SFChron) SF Voters Want Better Muni – But Don’t Want to Pay for it (SFBay) Mixed Results on Bay Area Rent Control Measures (SFChron, BizJournal) San Mateo and Burlingame Turn Down Rent Control (DailyJournal) Santa Clara Transportation Tax (MercNews) Will New Apple Building Push […]