How We Got Into This Mess: A History of Bay Area Transportation

transitplanThe San Francisco Bay area faces:

“Growing congestion due to a booming economy.”

“An influx of new people into already crowded cities.”

“Rising real estate prices.”

Does this sound familiar, perhaps a challenge faced by your city? These headlines for San Francisco were from the 1950’s and are issues still faced by the City by the Bay today. In a nice article prepared for Triple Punidit, Nithin Coca summarizes actions that were proposed to consolidate the Bay Area’s web of transportation agencies to pursue greater efficiency in transportation decision making and discusses why those actions failed. The actions continue to make sense today as population continues to rise.

~Thanks to Craig Copelan for this post

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