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Old April 11th, 2016, 11:36 PM   #1281
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I wonder if the "thread tags" were auto-generated. In any case, I do believe 'ergo' is one word.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 04:43 AM   #1282
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San Francisco Muni is improving service on 2016.04.23 on buses, trolleybuses, historic streetcars and Muni Metro.

Many urban routes will see increased service:



Also, there will be new overnight bus service as well as the addition of weekday service to the "E" Embarcadero historic streetcar, amongst other changes.



https://www.sfmta.com/news/project-u...oming-april-23

The "E" Embarcadero shares trackage with the "F" streetcar north of Market Street. The "E" provides a direct link from Caltrain station to the Ferry Terminal and up to Fisherman's Wharf.


http://sfmuniverse.com/post/81499795...ns-summer-2015

Beginning 2016.04.23, both the "E" and the "F" will run seven days per week.

Here is a map of new overnight bus routes:


https://www.sfmta.com/projects-plann...-48-owl-routes
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Old April 14th, 2016, 05:18 AM   #1283
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Old April 20th, 2016, 02:35 AM   #1284
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We're NUMBER TWO in the US according to an objective rater:


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Old April 20th, 2016, 03:06 AM   #1285
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That's a super interesting website! Thanks for the link.
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Old April 20th, 2016, 10:40 PM   #1286
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Per the East Bay Times a couple days ago, the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee has the initial results of a study to tackle congestion in the I-80 corridor north of Richmond.



You can check out the study website here, and there's a copy of the powerpoint here, but I'll summarize the 8 basic proposals:

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1) I-80 Express bus service: Local and express buses carry 65 percent of transit users in West County, the study found, and there is demand for express buses on I-80 to Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland as well San Francisco.

2) Bus Rapid Transit along San Pablo Avenue and Macdonald Avenue in Richmond.

3) BRT along 23rd Street in Richmond and San Pablo.


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4) Commuter rail between Richmond Amtrak/BART and Martinez along the Union Pacific right of way, with potential stops at Atlas Road in Richmond and Hercules' future Intermodal Transit Center.

5) Commuter rail between Richmond Amtrak/BART and Martinez along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe right of way, with potential stops at Atlas Road and the current Hercules Transit Center.


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6) BART extension from Richmond BART to the Hercules Transit Center, with potential stations at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Richmond Hilltop, Richmond Parkway Transit Center and Appian Way in Pinole.

7A) BART extension from El Cerrito Del Norte to the Hercules Transit Center along I-80, with stations at San Pablo Dam Road in San Pablo, Richmond Parkway Transit Center and Appian Way in Pinole.

7B) BART extension from Del Norte using DMUS, or diesel-powered multiple-unit trains that are smaller than regular BART trains.


And here's a breakdown of the expected cost and range of dates it would take to implement each type of alternative:



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Old April 21st, 2016, 06:04 PM   #1287
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The Commuter rail should extend all the way down to San Jose...
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The Commuter rail should extend all the way down to San Jose...
Caltrain already goes to San Jose and even further south.
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The Commuter rail should extend all the way down to San Jose...
That would definitely serve the market better, but at that point you might as well just add more Capitol Corridor trips.
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Old April 21st, 2016, 07:43 PM   #1290
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That would definitely serve the market better, but at that point you might as well just add more Capitol Corridor trips.
Isn't at least one of the commuter rail proposals built along the Capitol Corridor route? I think they're effectively talking about running a higher frequency service (with some infill stations) along the same corridor, between Martinez and Jack London Square. And I agree that this should then be extended all the way to Diridion in San Jose for transfers to Caltrain.

Extending BART to Hercules isn't a terrible idea in the very long term, but it seems to me that a fully fleshed-out, high-frequency commuter rail option for the East Bay, to match what Caltrain does for the peninsula, is far and a way the best bang for your buck.
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Isn't at least one of the commuter rail proposals built along the Capitol Corridor route? I think they're effectively talking about running a higher frequency service (with some infill stations) along the same corridor, between Martinez and Jack London Square. And I agree that this should then be extended all the way to Diridion in San Jose for transfers to Caltrain.

Extending BART to Hercules isn't a terrible idea in the very long term, but it seems to me that a fully fleshed-out, high-frequency commuter rail option for the East Bay, to match what Caltrain does for the peninsula, is far and a way the best bang for your buck.
This is an excellent idea. The problem is that there is relatively limited capacity on the East Bay lines. Being on a peninsula, Caltrain doesn't have to worry about through freight traffic. Just in this proposed sector, on the other hand, there is a major UPS shipping hub along the Santa Fe. that takes up a lot of track capacity. And there is less capacity to begin with.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 10:42 PM   #1292
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Electrification would be even better...
That is in the Capitol Corridor's long-range plan.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 05:09 AM   #1294
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4th Quarter 2015 Ridership numbers for San Francisco-Bay Area

Heavy Rail
San Francisco / BART - 452,600 (2015) : 0.84% +

Light Rail
San Francisco / Muni Metro - 156,000 (2015) : 0.07% +
San Jose / VTA LRT - 33,400 (2015) : -5.21%


Streetcar
San Francisco / Cable cars - 17,700 (2015) : 2.00% +

Trolley Bus
San Francisco / Muni - 170,400 (2015) : -8.09%

Bus Ridership
San Francisco / Muni - 314,400 (2015) : 5.40%+
Oakland / AC Bus - 171,800 (2015) : -3.54%
San Jose / SCV Bus - 109,100 (2015) : 4.45%
San Carlos / San Mateo County Tran Dist - 42,700 (2015) : -1.19%
Vallejo / Solano County Transit (SolTrans) - 5,300 (2015) : 6.38% +


Ferries
San Francisco / Golden Gate Bridge, Hwy & TD - 7,300 (2015) : -3.09%
San Francisco / Water Emergency Tr Auth - 7,400 (2015) : 17.32% +
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A look at the patterned screen for the Transbay Terminal:


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San Jose / SCV Bus - 109,100 (2015) : 4.45%

Despite these short-term gains:

San Jose Mercury News
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Staggering drop in VTA bus ridership may signal dramatic changes
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POSTED: 04/18/2016 06:09:48 AM PDT

SAN JOSE -- Despite a Santa Clara Valley population and jobs boom, ridership on buses and light-rail trains has dropped a staggering 23 percent since 2001, forcing the Valley Transportation Authority to consider its biggest shake-up ever in transit service.



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Old April 27th, 2016, 06:35 AM   #1297
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Old May 1st, 2016, 01:23 AM   #1298
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Fremont: Warm Springs BART Station Rumbles Toward Finish Line

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4/19/2016



An aerial view of the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station taken in March. The facility is expected to go into service in late summer. Photo courtesy of BART

From Warm Springs Boulevard, the BART station that has been slowly rising and taking form over the past few years might finally look completed and ready for business.

Inside, however, there's still a frenzy of activity as workers scramble to wrap up the last tasks so the station can open by late summer.

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The $890 million Warm Springs extension, which began in 2009, will add 5.4-miles of tracks from the Fremont BART Station south to the new station. The line includes a 1.2-mile subway tunnel under Lake Elizabeth and Fremont Central Park.

The Warm Springs station will feature an at-grade island platform with an overhead concourse and connections to Valley Transit Authority and AC Transit buses, plus taxi and passenger dropoff areas.

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Situated to the east of the Tesla Motors plant and Thermo Fisher Scientific, the station is viewed as a catalyst for the city's 880-acre Innovation District. City leaders envision 4,000 dwelling units and more than 20,000 jobs in that district, as well as up to 11.6 million square feet of commercial and office floor space....

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When will Caltrain services ultimately reach the "Transbay terminal"?
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When will Caltrain services ultimately reach the "Transbay terminal"?
The funding for that is not currently on the horizon.
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