Metropolitan Transportation Commission
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
The first closure is this weekend and coincides with the possibility of three major sporting events across the Bay Area.
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.
Drivers will likely experience longer travel times this Labor Day weekend as the Dumbarton Bridge closes for construction work.
In an 8-7 vote, The Metropolitan Transportation Commission decided not to fund free bus passes for low-income youth.
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.