Seamless Bay Area Marks Progress Towards Transit Integration
Bill to Consolidate all Bay Area Transit Agencies?
Seamless Bay Area, chief advocacy group for transit rationalization and coordination, has pushed for a regional network manager, an umbrella organization, to make transit appear unified and "seamless" for users. A new bill seemingly aims to take that a step further and fully consolidate the 27 transit agencies. Seamless Bay Area gives its take.
Notes from Switzerland: Transit Fare Integration is Key to Success
Seamless Bay Area's Ian Griffiths just got a tour of what is almost inarguably the world's best transit and intercity rail system. Streetsblog is happy to share his observations with readers.
Op-ed: Consolidate the Bay Area’s Transit Agencies
Legislators considering allocating funding are right to be asking for a plan for financial sustainability and ridership growth. It is also reasonable to question whether Bay Area transit, which is delivered by 27 transit independent operators with no requirements for coordination, is optimally structured to deliver the best possible, most efficient service to the public in the near- and long-term.