SPUR Lunchtime Forum: TOD and Job Centers

“The Center for Transit Oriented Development recently declared that transit planning should focus primarily on connecting people to regional employment centers. Join us for a briefing on their recent report that has implications for regional and transit planning, and outlines a framework for using transit investments to shape land use decisions. With Dena Belzer and Sujata Srivastava from Strategic Economics and Jeff Wood from Reconnecting America.”

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Clipper Card Upgrade Could Bring Seamless Regional Travel, Or Not

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The Metropolitan Transportation Commission will soon renew its contract for Clipper, the Bay Area’s “all-in-one transit card.” Transit advocates are urging MTC to use the opportunity to create a more seamless fare system, and remove barriers that could allow Clipper payments on both the region’s transit agencies and “first-and-last-mile” trip services. Transit riders can currently […]

Mission Businesses Tussle with Transit Advocates over Bus Lanes

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Businesses in the Mission are complaining to Supervisor David Campos about the new “Red Carpet” painted transit lanes. And there’s already talk about taking them out. The San Francisco Transit Riders Union (SFTRU) reacted in an email blast last week: Starting in March, after a decade of numerous community discussions, planning and studies, Muni finally started […]

SPUR Talk: High-Speed Rail on its Way to Northern California

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High-Speed Rail construction is well underway in the Central Valley, said Ben Tripousis, Northern California Regional Director for the California High Speed Rail Authority, during a forum at the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association’s (SPUR) Mission Street center. “The High-Speed Rail question has shifted from ‘if’ to ‘when,'” he told the packed house at today’s […]
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Advocacy Group Fights to Put the Transit Customer First

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Note: Metropolitan Shuttle, a leader in bus shuttle rentals, regularly sponsors coverage on Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog Los Angeles. Unless noted in the story, Metropolitan Shuttle is not consulted for the content or editorial direction of the sponsored content. Imagine if the Bay Area’s 27 transit agencies took the same tickets, billed passengers by the same rate for distance traveled, and all […]

At 40 Years, San Francisco’s Transit-First Policy Still Struggles for Traction

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The first private automobile users on early 20th-century American streets were generally accorded no special privileges on the public right-of-way. “The center of the road was reserved for streetcars, and the new automobiles had to move out of the way,” as Renee Montagne describes it in the 1996 documentary Taken for a Ride, which chronicles […]