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Drivers on the city's crowded commute routes can join in the race to the digital future with a new app that will link their smartphones to traffic lights, giving them an alert when the green light is about to shine.
The much-debated movable median barrier is already making it safer for motorists on the Golden Gate Bridge.
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State of the Region 2015 Report
Newly released report provides an evaluation of trends and an understanding of current economic conditions in the nine-county SF Bay Area.
Students Stand Up for Clean Air and Healthy Transportation Choices at 2015 YES Conference
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National Transportation Group Cites Bay Area As Gold Standard for Performance-Based Planning
Bay Area Travel Map
An expanded version of the interactive Bay Area Travel Map has been released.
Progress on Plan Bay Area Legal Challenges
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Public Invited to Help Update Long-Range Plan for Bay Area
April 13, 2015
Open Houses Being Held in All Nine Counties this April and May
Bay Area residents will begin a public discussion about the region’s future growth at a series of public open houses being held in all nine Bay Area counties beginning April 29 and continuing through May 28. The discussion results and feedback will help inform the development of Plan Bay Area 2040, the region’s long-range integrated land-use and transportation plan.
Participants are invited to view display boards and offer their comments on goals proposed for the plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, house the region’s projected population, improve public health, preserve open space and maintain the region’s transportation infrastructure, among others. Displays also will feature the overall schedule and key milestones for the plan update, an explanation of the housing and employment forecast process and plans for transportation improvements already in the works at the county and regional level.
When & Where:
Alameda County: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Alameda County Fairgrounds, Palm Pavilion, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton (Wheels will run extended bus service on route 53 between West Dublin/Pleasanton BART and the Fairgrounds. For transit directions, visit 511.org).
Contra Costa County: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek
San Mateo County: Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., San Mateo County Event Center, Event Pavilion, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo
Santa Clara County: Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Berryessa Community Center, 3050 Berryessa Road, San Jose
Napa County: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Napa Elks Lodge, 2840 Soscol Avenue, Napa
Solano County: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Court, Fairfield (Arriving by transit? Call (510) 817-5757 in advance of the open house for information about a taxi ride home).
Sonoma County: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa
San Francisco City & County: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street, San Francisco
Marin County: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., TBD (exact location to be determined). Check back here at the plan website for updates.
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