San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Proposal Calls for Combined Transit Agencies
A local legislator is asking for a plan to consolidate the region’s 27 separate transit agencies to improve financial stability and streamline service for riders.
Bay Area Proposal Would Toll All Freeway Lanes Near Transit
Local transportation leaders say charging for use of all area freeways would reduce congestion and bring more revenue for transit and other projects.
More Bikes, Stations Coming to Bay Wheels Bike Share
The Bay Area network is adding 2,000 e-bikes to meet their growing popularity.
101 Freeway in California Slower Than Ever After Widening, Locals Say
Induced demand strikes again.
California Bill Would Mandate Seamless Transit
With 27 transit agencies, traveling across the Bay Area can be a daunting task. Advocates for 'seamless transit' want to change that.
The Imagined Bay Area of 2070: Affordable, Equitable, Prosperous
An opinion published recently by the San Francisco Chronicle offers a provocative thought exercise: How did the Bay Area of 2070 achieve affordability, equity, sustainability and adaptation in the face of climate change, and new levels of prosperity?
A Daring 50-Year Vision for the San Francisco Bay Area
The SPUR Regional Strategy sets a new standard for planning advocacy, not only for the depth and breadth of its vision, but for its skill in execution.
One Rail System to Ring the Bay Area? Supporters See Reasons for Optimism
A plan to integrate the various regional transit providers in the San Francisco Bay Area could be the key to winning back transit riders in the post-pandemic world.
New South Bay BART Stations See Disappointing Ridership
Introduced during the pandemic in an area where many residents now work remotely, the new stations have failed to attract new commuters.
Pandemic Uncertainties Could Push Even More Black Residents Out of the Urban Bay Area
Add the coronavirus pandemic to an already deeply troubled housing market and the Bay Area has a recipe for even more displacement in a region already facing a massive demographic shift.
The Cost of Sea-Level Rise Measured in Tens of Billions in California
A new report summarizes the impact rising sea levels would have on California residents, businesses, and infrastructure. The effects would be catastrophic for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Released
A regional plan for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area is available for public comment.
Can Bay Area Communities Come Together to Plan for Sea Level Rise?
Bay Area municipalities need to work together to enable a comprehensive plan to protect against sea-level rise. Communities may be submerged as early as 2030.
California Awards $500 Million in Grants for Low-Emissions Transportation Projects
The Amtrak route between Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Luis Obispo is one of the projects to receive a boost from the California State Transportation Agency's 2020 Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP).
Two Coastal Areas Face Climate Change Threats, but Their Stories Are Vastly Different
In Manila and the San Francisco Bay Area, the severe impacts of rising sea levels are indisputable. But the only similarities are that both places face very uncertain futures.
LeBron James Wants Kids to Bike
The NBA star says bikes have played an important role in his life, and he wants young people to have the same access and freedom that biking gave him.
Zuckerberg and Company Set Goals on Housing Policy and Affordable Housing
With over $500 million in resources, the Partnership for the Bay’s Future is funding policy and affordable housing projects throughout the region.
Future of Massive S.F. Bay Area Housing Project Uncertain Due to Labor Dispute
The $6 billion redevelopment project at the Concord Naval Weapons Station has stalled over labor issues.
S.F. Bay Area Driver Shortage, Canceled Trips and Routes
Amid a nationwide bus driver shortage, transit agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area haven’t been able to fill vacant positions fast enough.
Navigating California's Housing Insanity
One person’s return to the San Francisco Bay Area meant facing the dystopian realities of the rental market.
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