USEFUL TRANSPORTATION DATA

The good news is that never before has so much transportation data been available. The bad news is that the data is often used to confuse the public—not focusing on the fundamental problems. Fundamentally, after billions of dollars spent (often on bad projects), today’s per capita transit ridership is declining, transit modal shares have stagnated and hundreds of thousands of increased car trips/ traffic gridlock are projected for San Francisco in coming years. The lesson is to spend money wisely for high-benefit projects and citywide Transit-Preferential Streets Programs—like Zurich, Curitiba and Bogota with 60% transit modal shares (SF is stuck at 25%). Regards, Howard

BAY AREA VITAL SIGNS: http://www.vitalsigns.mtc.ca.gov/

OVERVIEW: http://www.mtc.ca.gov/news/press_releases/vitalsigns_launch.htm

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unveiled its innovative Vital Signs website (vitalsigns.mtc.ca.gov), an interactive tool that Bay Area residents can use to track the region’s progress toward reaching key transportation, land use, environmental and economic policy goals.

POWERPOINT: SF FREEWAY CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT STUDY

http://www.sfcta.org/sites/default/files/content/Executive/Meetings/pnp/2015/03%20Mar/Enclosure%20B%20-%20FCMS%20Phase%201%20Presentation%202015%2003%2017.pdf

Over 100,000 new person-trips to and from San Francisco’s downtown, southeast, and the SouthBay projected through 2040 Would fill one peak period bus per minute on US-101 or I-280 Challenge is to meet livability, economic, and environmental health goals in an equitable manner

FULL REPORT: SF FREEWAY CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT STUDY

http://www.sfcta.org/sites/default/files/content/Executive/Meetings/board/2015/03%20Mar/Signed/R15-47%20FCMS%20Phase%201%20Report.pdf

WORKING GROUP FACT SHEET: Improving Late-Night and Early-Morning Transportation for San Francisco Workers, Residents and Visitors

http://nightlifesf.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/LateNightFactSheet.pdf

The SF nightlife industry contributes $4.2 billion annually to San Francisco’s economy, employs more than 50,000 people, and generates about $50 million in city tax revenue. However, the existing conditions of all-night transportation service does not reflect this fact or the city’s goals to provide worldclass entertainment. Every weeknight, about 250,000 all-night transportation trips are made in San Francisco. That’s about 7% of overall daily trips and three times as many trips as what is generated by one San Francisco Giants baseball game. Late-night and early-morning transport

FULL REPORT: The Other 9-to-5—Improving Late-Night and Early-Morning Transportation for San Francisco Workers, Residents and Visitors

http://nightlifesf.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Other9to5.pdf

Howard Wong

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