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January 29, 2021, 8am PST
Recently approved laws that force cities to take a more proactive approach to the state-mandated Regional Housing Needs Assessment process are beginning to take effect in California.
San Francisco Weekly
October 1, 2020, 8am PDT
A drastic and unprecedented measure included in the draft Plan Bay Area 2050, released this summer, would require 60 percent of all workers in Bay Area office jobs to telecommute.
Bloomberg CityLab
August 26, 2020, 5am PDT
What's more surprising is seeing who is making the proposal and why. The first step would be to have the concept included in Plan Bay Area 2050.
San Mateo Daily Journal
July 23, 2020, 10am PDT
A regional plan for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area is available for public comment.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 5, 2019, 8am PST
The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, connecting the East Bay and the North Bay near San Francisco, is 63 years old, but a local elected official is thinking about how to replace it.
The Mercury News
October 23, 2019, 9am PDT
East Palo Alto has long suffered the toll that transbay traffic has imposed on this gateway to Silicon Valley from the East Bay in the form of air pollution and traffic congestion. Now the city is considering tolling the traffic.
(Palo Alto) Daily Post
July 28, 2019, 9am PDT
Two years after voters in the nine-county Bay Area agreed to hike tolls on the region's seven state-owned bridges, regional business leaders are hoping they will approve a one-cent regional sales tax to fund $100 billion in transportation projects.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Transit officials pass on a proposal to take a closer look at the possibility of an integrated fare system that would simplify transit travel in the Bay Area.
Streetsblog SF
June 10, 2019, 10am PDT
Lyft may soon not be the sole bikeshare operation in San Francisco as the city looks to expand the system and open the market up to other companies.
Streetsblog USA
March 13, 2019, 12pm PDT
State and county officials gathered on Friday to celebrate the start of a $514 million project to convert carpool lanes to express lanes and connect auxiliary lanes to make for a lane addition. The 32-mile project on Highway 101 opens in 2022.
San Mateo Daily Journal
February 1, 2019, 12pm PST
Two Bay Area city council members serving on a regional commission suffered the political consequences of supporting a controversial regional housing initiative, not from their constituents, but from their colleagues.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 25, 2019, 12pm PST
A regional, comprehensive, and controversial approach to tackling the housing affordability crisis in the nine-county Bay Area, including strategies to render renter protections and new housing production, has cleared three major hurdles.
KQED: California Report
November 19, 2018, 10am PST
In a distant and expensive future, there are two new ways to get across the San Francisco Bay without a car. One will have a much better view.
The Mercury News
November 5, 2018, 2pm PST
Twelve finalists have been picked for their ideas about how to spend $1 billion in funding to fix transportation in the Bay Area.
The Mercury News
July 12, 2018, 9am PDT
A California taxpayers association has challenged the June passage of a regional ballot measure because it didn't receive two-thirds support from voters, although two prior voter-approved bridge toll increases also fell short of a super-majority.
The Mercury News
June 26, 2018, 12pm PDT
The problem of expensive transit investments isn't unique to New York City.
Curbed SF
June 13, 2018, 11am PDT
The 2019 New York City budget includes $106 million to subsidize half the transit fare for qualified residents for six months. The city joins the ranks of Seattle, Toronto, and the Bay Area that offer income-based discounts for transit fares.
The New York Times
April 17, 2018, 9am PDT
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission could implement a 20 percent plan to offer fare relief for low-income riders.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 15, 2018, 1pm PDT
Beware of transportation officials promising traffic reductions, according to this opinion piece.
The Mercury News
February 25, 2018, 11am PST
In December, Sen. Dianne Feinstein reactivated her call for a southern crossing over the Bay while the BART Board last week began studying a second Transbay tube. The San Francisco Chronicle editorial board opines on which is preferable.
San Francisco Chronicle