Transportation

Transportation

Another Year, Another Golden State Warriors Celebration Via BART

The red-hot Golden State Warriors celebrated their third NBA Championship in four years with another mammoth crowd in downtown Oakland on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. People came from all across the San Francisco Bay Area to celebrate, with many arriving on BART. In this video, Mark Jones talks to riders about the numerous advantages of taking public transportation to participate in the festivities. Read More

Transportation

Regional Measure 3 Election Results

Traffic at the Tolls

Regional Measure 3 (RM 3), a sweeping $4.45 billion package of congestion relief projects, appears headed for a win after a combined majority of Bay Area voters decided to raise tolls on the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges during yesterday’s election.  

Tolls will now be raised by a total of $3 over the next seven years to finance a suite of transit, highway and bike/pedestrian improvements across the region. Continue reading on to see a snapshot of the election results by county, as well a map of RM 3 projects and the RM 3 expenditure plan. Read More

Transportation

New Dockless Bikes Coming to North San José

Ford BikeShare

[This post is adapted from a news release on MTC's website. For more information, contact: Colin Heyne, San José DOT, at 408-975-3705 or Julie Wood, Motivate/Ford GoBike, at 917-282-5840.]

Beginning June 13, North San José residents and employees will have easier access to Ford GoBike’s bike share system. The 200 new dockless bikes will have a rear-wheel lock that allows them to be parked outside of a dock — anywhere a bicycle can responsibly be parked, including at a public bike rack or out of the way of pedestrians on the sidewalk. The new technology makes the service available to a larger community of potential bike share users.  

Ford GoBike partnered with the City of San José and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to launch its docked system in downtown San José in 2017. The new expansion makes bikes available to a greater number of users, while the dockless technology means more destinations can be reached using the system. The service area is bounded roughly by the Guadalupe River to the west, Coyote Creek to the east, the South Bay Freeway to the north and Trimble Road to the south. Read More

Transportation

Community Celebrates Opening of BART to Antioch Extension

[This post is adapted from a web story on MTC's site.]

A ribbon-cutting celebration was held Friday, May 26, for BART’s newest addition, the BART to Antioch extension.

Elected officials and BART representatives joined hundreds of community members for the ceremony outside of the new Antioch Station, one day before the official start of the clean, modern and fast service, which relies on Diesel Multiple Units, or DMU train cars. After the ceremony, guests were treated to free rides on the new line. 

“East County residents now have an environmentally friendly, comfortable and state-of-the-art commute option,” said BART Director Joel Keller, who serves East Contra Costa County and is among the local leaders who were instrumental in getting the extension built. “The BART to Antioch extension will carry as many people as an additional lane of Highway 4 and will reduce vehicle miles traveled by 99 million per year.” The extension is predicted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 260,000 pounds a day.

Keep reading on to find out more about this exciting development in regional transportation. Read More