Newsletter Archive


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Issue No. 27 (8/12/20): DTX Gaining Favor, State Housing Juggernaut, Muni Weakens, Disfunctional Government

Issue No. 26 (7/11/20): Alameda Co’s BB funds in Jeopardy, BART’s Transbay Study, Muni Metro Subway Underutiized, VTA’s Subway Grossly Overpriced

Issue No. 25 (5/18/20):  Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, Restarting DTX, Unscrambling the San Jose Subway

Issue No. 24 (4/14/20):  Transportation after COVID-19,  Housing/Commute Problem, Reforming SMART

Issue No. 23 (3/7/20):  AC’s Anemic Transbay Bus Service,  Marin/Sonoma Voters Reject transit sales tax,  BATWG Meeting Synopsis,  SF Voters Lead in Effort to Balance Growth with Housing

Issue No. 22 (2/7/20):  Region Fails to Deal  with Housing/Transportation Problem,  Demise of SB 50,  SF Mayor’s MTC Improvement Task Force,  Case for a Regional Bus Systen

Issue No. 21 (1/5/20):  MTC Fails to Cut GHG emissions,  Neglected Muni Metro Subway,  Regional Traffic Mess,  Gold Stars to TJPA and CCCTA


Issue No. 20 (12/14/19): Faster Bay Area, Mayor Breed’s MTA Task Force, Second Bay Rail Tube, Ill-conceived Highway Planned for Union City

Issue No. 19 (11/13/19):  MTC fails to address Region’s Traffic Problems, BART Fare Evasion and Bad On-car Behavior, SFCTA Torpedos Caltrain Extension

Issue No. 18 (10/13/19):  $100 Transportation Fix???,  Are BART Riders Protected?  Fresh Thinking at SamTrans

Issue No. 17 (9/10/19):  Faster Bay Area,  BART Board v BART riders,  Innovation at SamTrans,  Agency Second Guessing in SF

Issue No. 16 (8/13/19): Union City Highway,  SF Central Subway,  Growing Lack of Ethics in Public Agencies,  Continuing Highway Boondoggles

Issue No. 15 (7/16/19): BATWG Recommends Changes at AC Transit,  $100 Billion to Fix Bay Area Transit?,  Getting DTX Back on Track

Issue No. 14 (6/18/19): BATWG Opposes BART Fare Hike,  Videographer Ken Bukowski: Regional Watchdog,  Grotesquely Overpriced BART Subway in San Jose

Issue No. 13 (5/14/19):  Should MTC Take on Housing as well as Transportation?  Los Angeles Sets a New Transportation Standard,  Causes of SFMTA Disfunction,  SB 50 Fatally Flawed

Issue No. 12 (4/16/19): Lack of Vision at MTC,  CASA,  Trains and Bicycles,  BATWG’s Ten Steps 

Issue No. 11 (3/12/19): More on BART Security,  The Neglected Dumbarton Rail Connection,  The Decline and Fall of MTC,  People-Carrying-Capacity of Muni Metro Subway Could be Doubled

Issue No. 10 (2/13/19)  MTC’s HOT Lane Swindle,  Corrupted MTC Board Selection Process, The Case for Congestion Pricing,  Connecting the Sales Force Transit Center

Issue No. 9 (1/15/19):   MTC Board  Selection Process, CASA, AC Transit, Southeast Bay Report.


Issue No. 8 (12/18/18):  Bay Area Planning in Disarray, Who Should Sponsor DTX?,  Union City Looks  Backward,  SFMTA Gets Sidetracked  

Issue No. 7 (11/14/18):  Regional Government Weak on Transportation,  Peskin:  Master Second Guesser,  Caltrans Replays the 1950’s,  Security versus Privacy on Transit

Issue No. 6 (10/13/18):  Open  Letter to SFMTA Directors,  DTX Update,  Road to Leadership at MTC,  Transportation Alliance of SF Appeals to SFBOS to Facilite DTX

Issue No. 5 (9/6/18):  Bsy Area Rail Status Report,  Muni Meltdown,  Need VMT and LOS

Issue No. 4 (8/1/18):  Getting Rid of Transportationi Czar,  Addressing Regional Gridlock,  Pros and Cons of SB1,  State GasTax Fund,  Cauthen on Bay Area Transportation

Issue No. 3 (7/14/18): Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Files Suit to Block RM3,  Passenger Rail Opportunities,  Comparing Cities,  More Central Subway Problems

Issue No. 2 (6/13/18):  Board Rejects Plan to Send BART Trains to Livermore,  Restarting the Caltrain Extension (DTX),  The Flaws in RM3

Issue No. 1 (5/22/18): BATWG Opposes RM3,  BART’s Well-Planned Capitol Corridor Improvements,  Livermore Better Served by Out-of Traffic Buses