Suburban communities have been developed to give residents quiet locations to live and thrive, away from the hustle and bustle of city centers. Time and time again, such communities have been built with roads with fine curvatures and "stems and branches" designed to maximize the privacy found in individual neighborhoods.
Last night, I reviewed VTA's Next Network plan again and recalled that two lines within the City of Palo Alto, Lines 88 and 89, were to be eliminated due to low ridership. The VTA then came with a solution to develop Line 288, a school day-only service operating mostly within
In 2017, Marin Transit is committed further to reducing carbon emissions by displacing its oldest buses in its fleet and replacing them with electric buses. As early as November 2016, the transit agency persuaded the Marin County Board of Supervisors to purchase two BYD all-electric, 35-footer buses worth $1.527 million,
With every large transportation agency, evolution and change are the major constants. Not only because planners have to consider the population shifts in the areas they serve, but also because communities evolve in terms of housing and job opportunities. The case of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's (Santa Clara VTA)
County Connection has been one of the most interesting transit agencies I've noticed since I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area over a decade ago. While it provides vital public transportation services in central Contra Costa County, stretching from Martinez to Dublin, Orinda to Concord, I believe it has
Geneva Avenue is a major arterial road linking neighborhoods as the Excelsior, Crocker-Amazon, and Sunnydale in southeastern San Francisco. However, its role in the eyes of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority is as a major transit corridor, which takes advantage of the medium-density commercial and high-density residential structures lining the
Thanks to me being a Contributing Staff Writer and Photographer for Transportica, I now have Press Access to attend transportation-related events. While I have attended many events and conferences
Since today is Election Day (and I actually voted last May for the Philippine Elections that brought Rodrigo Duterte to power), I've thought about creating a special post today to see which bus, you think, gave you the best impression as it debuted this year.
Last Saturday (5 November 2016), County Connection executives and officials from Federal, state, and local governments have convened outside the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek to debut the transit agency's first set of electric buses. Made locally by Gillig in Hayward, the four 29-foot, all-electric trolleybuses are
Last Sunday, I brought along a friend of mine visiting from Vermont to MacArthur BART to view the upcoming Fleet of the Future train by BART. Developed and built by Bombardier near Montreal, this new train will feature more passenger-friendly amenities, from 3 doors on each side instead of the