Public Transit

Eli Wirtschafter

 

VTA has announced that the Flex pilot program will end on July 1. When we reported on Flex, the challenges in providing on-demand transit were already visible.

Moises Olmedo, a software engineer, used to leave 50 minutes to get to work by public transit. He would walk or bike to the light rail station, wait for the train, ride for 20 minutes, and then walk the rest of the way to his job at Cisco. All this despite living just three miles away.

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On the November 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss planning for a growing Bay Area. 

San Francisco is a city known for a lot of things: cable cars, political activism, a vibrant arts scene. One annual event has been bringing these things together for 12 years now.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sep 16, 2015
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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

SFMTA says it needs $21 billion for next 20 years // SF Examiner

"Money makes transit go ’round. And in San Francisco, a new number has been identified to do just that: $21 billion.

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

It's Time To Overturn the State Ban on Rent Control // East Bay Express

"...A twenty-year-old state law known as the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act blocks Oakland and other California cities from adopting sensible rent control rules that could help keep rent prices from getting even higher.

On the March 13, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible:

A few weeks ago, we aired a story about San Francisco students' access to public transportation. The piece discussed possible legislation that would provide free Muni passes to local youth. Here are some responses that came through the Crosscurrents voicemail line.