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Ridership on transit in the United States is booming, and California systems are leading the way: Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. Nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, to be precise – the highest total since 1956, according to ridership data reported […]

Mar 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Robert Cruickshank In a meeting with bloggers yesterday at the California Democratic Convention here in Sacramento, Gavin Newsom answered questions on a wide range of topics, including one from Becks who writes at Living in the O on restoring transit funding. (I’m the one sitting next to Gavin) Newsom’s answer was that California is […]

Apr 26th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Trains are wonderful, but they usually don’t stop at the origin nor at the destination of passengers’ journeys. This is especially true of medium-to-long-distance itineraries. Instead, a train trip generally consists of at least three parts: getting to the station, riding the train and connecting transportation from the station at the other end. In addition, […]

Mar 30th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

UPDATE: As reported by the Transbay Blog the MTC is planning to apply for the Transbay Terminal train box funding to come out of the $8 billion HSR stimulus and not from the general transit stimulus funds. Debate continues over funding the BART to OAK – in addition to the Transbay Blog article (which opposes […]

Feb 23rd, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized