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Tag Archives: transportation

Smart Cards: Savvy Move for Small Transit Agencies

The transportation landscape for small, mid-sized and rural transit agencies is changing. Many of them want to take advantage of smart-card solutions — better fare management, ridership data, tracking and reporting capabilities — but they don’t necessarily have the infrastructure in place and cannot afford much of the functionality in high-end solutions. I’ve considered this […]

Why not run the high-speed rail corridor through Oakland?

With all the statewide and national controversy over high-speed rail (HSR) – from and to where, for how much, built by whom and when – now seems as good a time as any to muse about proposed routes. Residents on the Peninsula and in the city of Burlingame don’t want HSR coming through their neighborhoods. […]

An infusion of funding

President Obama’s strategy to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure with the federal infusion of $902 million in funds for high-speed rail (such as in San Joaquin Valley) and other inter-city rail projects means those of us in the transportation industry in California truly have the advantage of federal and state support. Especially in the Bay […]