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Post-pandemic, cities must reimagine public transit with safety, access, and racial justice in mind

Post-pandemic, cities must reimagine public transit with safety, access, and racial justice in mind

By Collique Williams, Mela Miles, and Olivia NicholsAcross the U.S., COVID-19 is hitting communities of color the hardest. Here in greater Boston it’s no different. There are high rates of infection
SMART aims to keep weekend service after public survey

SMART aims to keep weekend service after public survey

Seventeen percent of respondents said they would only ride the train on weekends when the coronavirus restrictions lift.
Opening day set for long-awaited BART stations in Milpitas, San Jose

Opening day set for long-awaited BART stations in Milpitas, San Jose

The long-awaited extension that will connect BART with Santa Clara County will officially begin to service riders on June 13.
First construction, then coronavirus: Oakland businesses on new bus line waiting for help

First construction, then coronavirus: Oakland businesses on new bus line waiting for help

Oakland has given out only a handful of grants from $2 million fund meant to help businesses affected by AC Transit's new dedicated bus lanes.
North Bay train service, staff cuts likely needed

North Bay train service, staff cuts likely needed

The district is weighing proposals such as canceling all weekend service, reducing weekday service, cutting dozens of full-time positions and eliminating on-board Wi-Fi
COVID-19 costing TTC $94-million per month: Board

COVID-19 costing TTC $94-million per month: Board

Describing the Toronto Transit Commission’s response to the challenges of COVID-19, deputy CEO of Operations Kirsten Watson said flexibility has been the order of the day since the pandemic began.
Google widens downtown San Jose village holdings

Google widens downtown San Jose village holdings

Google has proposed a mixed-use development near the Diridon train station and SAP Center that would dramatically reshape the western edges of downtown San Jose and has been collecting properties to

Death Train vs Safe Car Sales Hypothesis Gains New Evidence

As assembly plants cautiously fire up and buyers slowly return to the new vehicle market in North America, automakers have their fingers crossed, hoping that an increase in demand from frightened
Check out the new BART map: Redesign makes room for Milpitas, Berryessa stations

Check out the new BART map: Redesign makes room for Milpitas, Berryessa stations

The BART map is getting its biggest redesign in a decade, to incorporate the soon-to-open Milpitas and Berryessa stations.
Will Bay Area traffic come roaring back after COVID-19? It might if we ditch transit for cars

Will Bay Area traffic come roaring back after COVID-19? It might if we ditch transit for cars

Many who once packed into crowded buses and BART trains could drive instead after coronavirus.

What the latest stats from Uber suggest about the future of ride-hailing

Uber's rides business was down 80% in April, but signs of recovery are starting to emerge.
Intel buys transit app maker Moovit to advance its mobility ambitions

Intel buys transit app maker Moovit to advance its mobility ambitions

Today, Intel announced that it has acquired the transit app developer Moovit for nearly roughly $900 million, confirming rumors that circulated over the weekend. Used by more than 800 million users
Got $13 billion? Planning for high speed rail’s Bay Area link continues, without money to make it happen

Got $13 billion? Planning for high speed rail’s Bay Area link continues, without money to make it happen

It's also not clear whether $13 billion will cover the actual cost of the "Valley-to-Valley" segment of the project, which includes an ambitious tunnel through the Pacheco Pass.
New York City Plan to Close Streets Is Weak As Hell

New York City Plan to Close Streets Is Weak As Hell

New York City is finally rolling out its open streets initiative with a vision of eventually closing off 100 miles to vehicles to help promote health and access to the outdoors amid the coronavirus

When Transit Riders See Buses and Trains As Plague Vessels, Automakers Hungrily Lick Their Lips

It stands to reason. Despite the ecological advantage offered by buses and trains, private vehicle ownership starts looking mighty attractive in the midst of a viral pandemic. Fear and
Here’s how much BART, VTA and others will get from $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus

Here’s how much BART, VTA and others will get from $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus

The federal stimulus included $25 billion for public transportation agencies nationwide, of which $1.3 billion went to the Bay Area.
Pittsburg to buy $1.4 million prime property near BART

Pittsburg to buy $1.4 million prime property near BART

City will enter into a lease and purchase agreement with Rose Winter for long-sought land near freeway and Pittsburg Center BART station.
Is COVID-19 saving Bay Area from ‘carmageddon’? Crews speed up big projects with freeways and trains nearly empty

Is COVID-19 saving Bay Area from ‘carmageddon’? Crews speed up big projects with freeways and trains nearly empty

With traffic gone and rush-hour trains practically empty, crews are racing to knock out major projects improving roads and public transit during the coronavirus shelter in place order.
Finish line finally in sight for BART’s new Milpitas, Berryessa stations?

Finish line finally in sight for BART’s new Milpitas, Berryessa stations?

"We are just a couple of months away" from long-awaited stations opening.