Transportation and Land Use

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...
How an Earthquake and a Helicopter Ride Led to Regional Water Transit image

How an Earthquake and a Helicopter Ride Led to Regional Water Transit

The creation of the Bay Area’s modern-day regional water transit service may have all started with an earthquake and a helicopter ride.

Wiener Returns with New Housing-Transit Bill

State Sen. Scott Wiener is stepping up again to address California’s massive housing crisis, this week introducing legislation that would require...

Members Making News: Sutter Health, Heller Manus

Sutter Health’s Mills-Peninsula Medical Center recently announced the launch of a new groundbreaking approach to avoid delays in treating strokes...

Highways to Hell

On the remote chance Bay Area commuters weren’t aware how awful their commutes are, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission this week released...

New Data: Bay Area’s Roads Worst in the Country

With absentee ballots arriving in mailboxes and election day just a few weeks off, new data released this week on California’s deteriorating road...

As Ferry Ridership Grows, a New Vessel Commissioned

There’s more good news in the push to accelerate the expansion of regional ferry service. The Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) thi...

Trip Highlights Potential of Hovercraft on the Bay

You can be skeptical about hovercraft passenger service for the Bay Area, until you ride one. Then, you are changed.

Dismal Grades for California’s Bridges, Roads and Transit

Good thing California’s bridges, roads and transit aren’t trying to get into a top tier college. More likely, they’d be placed on academic pr...

Can the Bay Area Hover Its Way Out of Traffic?

Passenger (or freight) hovercraft could offer a very interesting way around the challenges of expanding water transit to the entire Bay Area.
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