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VTA light rail

Santa Clara VTA To Offer Reduced Fares For Low-Income Customers

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has awarded the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority with $1.3 million for a two-year pilot program offering reduced fares for low-income customers.

02/05/2013

California State Capitol

Phil Matier: New Push To Trim Majority Needed To Raise Taxes

It’s long been the talk of Sacramento – and beyond – but now it appears the State of California may be closer than ever before to adjusting the percentage of support needed to approve sales tax measures on California ballots, from two-thirds of the vote to just 55%.

01/08/2013

San Francisco Muni bus, 9 San Bruno

Plan To Offer Free Youth Rides On SF Muni Dealt Another Blow

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has proposed that $6.7 million go towards maintenance on Muni rather than a pilot program for free passes for low-income youth.

11/19/2012

San Francisco Muni bus, 9 San Bruno

SF Supervisor Urging Muni Upgrades Over Free Youth Passes

One San Francisco supervisor has introduced legislation sending a message to the city’s transportation agency that federal grant money should be used for improving Muni instead of free bus passes for low-income youth.

10/31/2012

A 5-Fulton Muni bus. (CBS)

Debate On Over MTC Use Of Federal Transportation Dollars

Millions of dollars in federal transportation funds are San Francisco-bound, but youth advocates want it to be used for low-income youth passes on Muni buses.

10/24/2012

Highway 92 - San Mateo-Hayward Bridge (CBS)

San Mateo Bridge To Close On Back-To-Back Weekends

The first closure is this weekend and coincides with the possibility of three major sporting events across the Bay Area.

10/17/2012

San Mateo Bridge Repair

Caltrans To Close San Mateo Bridge In October To Fix Damaged Joint

Caltrans plans to close the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge for at least one weekend in October to install a permanent fix for a cracked beam discovered in an expansion joint two years ago, transportation officials said Thursday.

09/13/2012

Dumbarton Bridge. (Samuel Wantman)

Delays Expected During Weekend Closure Of Dumbarton Bridge

Drivers will likely experience longer travel times this Labor Day weekend as the Dumbarton Bridge closes for construction work.

08/31/2012

San Francisco Muni

MTC Votes Down Free Bus Passes For Low-Income Youth

In an 8-7 vote, The Metropolitan Transportation Commission decided not to fund free bus passes for low-income youth.

07/25/2012

A bicyclist rides his bike down Polk Street on Bike to Work Day May 14, 2009 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bike Share Program Gets $4.3M Grant; Stations Going Up Along Caltrain Corridor

A massive bike share program is going to be launched by fall of 2012 along the Caltrain corridor and will provide 1,000 bicycles according to Palo Alto’s transportation chief.

07/23/2012

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