Transportation

New SFO-Tel Aviv Flights Highlight Strong Bay Area-Israel Connections image

New SFO-Tel Aviv Flights Highlight Strong Bay Area-Israel Connections

Underscoring the strong and growing connections between the Bay Area and Israel, El Al Israel Airlines this week began new non-top service between ...
Study Will Explore Bringing Ferries to Berkeley image

Study Will Explore Bringing Ferries to Berkeley

The Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) on Thursday (May 9) approved moving forward with a study to explore the feasibility of expandin...
Big Plans for Expanding Regional Rail Service image

Big Plans for Expanding Regional Rail Service

Regional rail operators have big plans for the future of transit. Representatives from ACE Rail, BART, Caltrain, and Valley Link Rail presented the...
Solving Local Transit Barriers through Public Private Partnerships image

Solving Local Transit Barriers through Public Private Partnerships

The Bay Area Council brought together top employers in the Peninsula with local government elected leaders to openly engage on first and last mile ...
Encouraging Ruling in Regional Measure 3 Court Case image

Encouraging Ruling in Regional Measure 3 Court Case

Funding from an almost $5.6 billion regional transportation ballot measure that the Bay Area Council helped pass in 2017 soon could start flowing u...
Ferry Service Coming to Berkeley? image

Ferry Service Coming to Berkeley?

A public planning process for connecting Berkeley to a fast-growing regional ferry system got the thumbs up this week from the City Council. Berkel...
Reports of Death of High Speed Rail Greatly Exaggerated image

Reports of Death of High Speed Rail Greatly Exaggerated

No, high speed rail in California is not dead. Despite some initial confusion over remarks in his state of the state address this week, Gov. Gavin ...
BART Readies Early Bird Bus Service as Seismic Project Nears image

BART Readies Early Bird Bus Service as Seismic Project Nears

As BART gets ready to begin a critical seismic retrofit of the Transbay Tube it’s also readying a new express bus service to help early morning r...
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Getting Serious about Hovercraft

With ridership soaring on regional water transit, Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman thinks it’s time to take a much closer look at adding hoverc...
Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget a Good First Step for Addressing California’s Major Challenges image

Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget a Good First Step for Addressing California’s Major Challenges

The Bay Area Council today applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-20 budget as a good first step in addressing California’s major challeng...
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