A deal has been reached to bring bike-sharing to San Francisco, with the official launch date of the
much-delayed plan set for August.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, a regional agency, announced Thursday that it had reached an agreement with Alta Bicycle Share, the private company set to manage the project. The network was originally scheduled to be in place by last April, but stalled talks pushed back the start date. Read More
The party is set for the long-awaited opening of the rebuilt Bay Bridge, but you might have to pay to cross the new eastern span.
As way to celebrate completion of the $6 billion project, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which manages the span, had recommended spending $5.6 million in toll funds to allow at least 150,000 people to walk over the bridge for free during the Labor Day weekend. The money would pay for transportation, security and sanitary details. Read More
With the technology we use these days, there are numerous ways in which we all leave behind a digital trail. Read More
After reading your editorial (“Free Muni plan’s defeat a setback for youths, city,” Monday), I was somewhat confused. Is it accurate to say that someone who did not earn a benefit (and who therefore had no right to it) is calling shame on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for saying “no”? Read More
Despite pleas for a delay and the prospect of a looming audit, a proposal to relocate the headquarters of the Bay Area’s lead transportation agency took a significant step forward on Wednesday.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which directs long-term policies for the region and administers funding from seven Bay Area toll bridges, is in the midst of purchasing an office building at 390 Main Street in San Francisco for $179 million. Read More
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, an institute not known historically for its efficiency, actually saved about $1 million during a recent project to fix up its historic streetcar fleet. Read More
The inaugural meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s controversial Bay Area Headquarters Authority will take place next week.
The Authority was created to oversee the relocation of the MTC’s headquarters from Oakland to San Francisco. The move will cost $179 million, which will come from bridge toll revenue. Read More
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission moved forward with a $179 million plan to relocate its agency headquarters from Oakland to San Francisco. Read More
A consortium of regional transportation and planning agencies could band together to buy a building in San Francisco to house their new headquarters. Read More
The Golden Gate Bridge District is set to embark on a $4 million engineering study designed to make its proposed suicide deterrent system “shovel-ready,” but there is still no funding lined up to complete the $50 million project. Read More