BART Special Board Meeting: 2 Day Workshop

Agenda [pdf]

On the Friday agenda:

  • BART at 40: Regional Growth and BART Metro. For discussion.
  • Rail Vehicles. For discussion.
  • BART State of Good Repair. For discussion.
  • System Capacity. For discussion.
  • BART Stations: Gateways to the Region. For discussion.

On the Saturday agenda:

  • District 10-Year Financial Outlook/Plan.  For discussion.
  • Building and Maintaining Public Support. For discussion. 1. Customer Satisfaction Survey Results. 2. Building Coalitions and Engaging Constituencies.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

BART Will Study Second Transbay Tube, West Side Extension

|
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) […]

BART Board Member Urges Agency to Consider Unlimited Monthly Pass

|
At a recent BART board meeting where directors discussed various options for spending or saving an operating budget surplus, Director Tom Radulovich suggested the board consider the ramifications of instituting an unlimited ride monthly pass, which had been previously discussed but never seriously pursued. The issue came up most recently in 2005 and 2006 when […]

The Oakland Airport Connector: BART’s Little Engine that Could?

|
The fatigue is palpable, but the battle over BART”s Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) is nowhere near its conclusion. That’s the message coming out of yet another marathon hearing today at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the region’s transportation planning body, over the merits of the airport connector, which I would argue has now become the […]

Rail~Volution: All-Things-Rail Conference Comes to San Francisco

|
Some 1,200 planners, engineers, managers and transit journalists crowded into the San Francisco Hyatt Regency this week for the Rail~Volution conference. From the conference press release: The…conference brings together thought leaders and innovators to discuss the relationship between public transit and land-use, examine best practices in transit-oriented development, and look at how to maintain diversity […]