MTC Opposes Proposition 53

Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OPPOSES PROP 53 Measure Threatens Local Control for Transportation, Infrastructure Projects SACRAMENTO – The agency that oversees planning, financing and coordinating transportation for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area is the latest local government group to unanimously oppose Prop 53, a measure on the November […]

Transportation News for October 6, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Foster City, San Mateo to help pay for carpooling Marin Independent Journal: San Rafael, Novato, Sonoma SMART trains to have Wi-Fil Marin Magazine: Traffic Nightmare: Just how bad is congestion in Marin, and what’s being done about it? The Independent: MTC OKs More Money for BART Extension Work The Guardian: Blame it on the bike: does cycling […]

Transportation News for October 5, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Sky-high costs put Golden Gate Bridge antisuicide net in doubt San Francisco Chronicle: Upgrades to Van Ness, Polk streets will require patience Mercury News: Roadshow: Should we ban SUVs, pickups during commute hours? Marin Independent Journal: San Rafael, Novato grapple with SMART quiet zones Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Petaluma joins list of cities exploring SMART ‘quiet zones’ […]

Transportation News for October 4, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Drive across Bay Bridge tops list of Bay Area’s worst commutes San Francisco Chronicle: Feds hot on self-driving cars but cool to drones East Bay Times: As demand for cars falters, auto prices are poised to fall Mercury News: Bay Area’s 10 most congested freeways (No. 3 is a surprise) Marin Independent Journal: Sausalito mayor to ferry […]

Transportation News for October 3, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Politicians look for way to link BART to Central Valley San Francisco Chronicle: San Francisco braces for ‘Dreamforce’ traffic congestion Mercury News: Weinberg, Mehrens: Transportation tax pays off big time, study says Mercury News: Ten trashiest roads in Santa Clara County, according to Roadshow poll Mercury News: Roadshow: Rollover crashes get plenty of radio play Mercury News: Roadshow: […]

Transportation News for September 30, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Beware SF drivers: Yearlong crackdown on speeding kicks off East Bay Times: Commuter ferry service approved from East Bay to San Francisco, Redwood City East Bay Times: Oakley considered for first ‘smart city’ in Contra Costa Mercury News: BART to Livermore extension plans get $2.26 million infusion Mercury News: Roadshow: Drivers applaud newly smooth highways in Bay […]

Transportation News for September 29, 2016

East Bay Times: Hillview parents: Dangerous bus stop needs fix Mercury News: Roadshow: Speed cameras work in the Netherlands — why not Highway 17? Marin Independent Journal: San Rafael, Novato SMART rail warning devices malfunctioning Fairfield Daily Republic: Solano board backs mega transportation package Los Angeles Times: Stricter background checks and DUI rules coming for Uber and Lyft drivers through […]

Rail-Volution 2016 Conference Comes to SF Bay Area in October

Rail-Volution 2016 Conference Comes to San Francisco Bay Area in October Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Contact: Dan Bartholomay, Chief Executive Officer, Rail-Volution,, 612-486-5610 (office), 612-419-3305 (mobile) Brenda Kahn, MTC, 415-778-6773 Note to Media: Conference sessions are open free of charge to members of the media; limited space in mobile workshops will be available to […]

Transportation News for September 28, 2016

The Guardian: Lots to lose: how cities around the world are eliminating car parks San Francisco Chronicle: Cell phones may face backlash on new Sonoma-Marin rail line Mercury News: Roadshow: ‘Wading through urine’ at BART station Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Santa Rosa seeks SMART quiet zones San Francisco Examiner: Funding blocked for transit center amid concerns of sinking Millennium Tower […]

Transportation News for September 27, 2016

San Francisco Examiner: Golden Gate Ferry’s fall service sees trips eliminated, shifted Sacramento Bee: California expands restrictions for phone use while driving KATC: California Pilot Program Providing Commuters With Tax-Free Transit Benefits Becomes Permanent KATC: Rail~Volution 2016 Conference Comes To San Francisco Bay Area In October