SaveMuni’s Critique of MTC’s Core Capacity Study

The Core Capacity Transit Study was conducted under MTC auspices. The main purpose of the Study was to identify potential travel improvements on the Bay Bridge and in the San Francisco transit corridors leading to the Bridge.

BART is projected to run out of transbay carrying capacity between 2025 and 2030. There is talk of getting another transbay subaqueous rail system into commercial operation by 2040. Unless the Bay Area transportation development is radically speeded up, make that 2065 or later. So what happens during the intervening 40 to 50 years? There is as yet still no credible answer to that question.

See the rest of SaveMuni’s Response to the the Core Capacity Study.

BATWG’s Position on MTC

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is a troubled organization. Dan Borenstein’s excellent column (Opinion, Nov. 1) exposed some of the issues, but there’s more:

As Borenstein indicated, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) carves out a piece of the assets that pass through its hands to fund its own extensive administrative operation. But how do 200 MTC staff members occupy their time? Certainly it’s not to plan regionally. If it were, the Bay Area wouldn’t have the unenviable distinction of being the third-most congested metropolitan area in the country. Nor would its per-capita public transit ridership be declining as its per-capita automotive travel rises.

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MTC Isn’t Giving Transportation Attention it Deserves

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is a troubled organization. Dan Borenstein’s excellent column (Opinion, Nov. 1) exposed some of the issues, but there’s more:

As Borenstein indicated, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) carves out a piece of the assets that pass through its hands to fund its own extensive administrative operation. But how do 200 MTC staff members occupy their time? Certainly it’s not to plan regionally. If it were, the Bay Area wouldn’t have the unenviable distinction of being the third-most congested metropolitan area in the country. Nor would its per-capita public transit ridership be declining as its per-capita automotive travel rises.
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