Bus rapid transit, also called BRT, seeks to run buses like subways, with few stops, dedicated lanes and stations with level boarding. But the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is recommending the Van Ness Avenue BRT line - due to begin service in 2018 - skip the level boarding, considered one of the five basic features of bus rapid transit. … [Read more...] about Muni opposition hinders bus rapid transit
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“The vast majority of these people do not receive the level of attention the George Floyd case has,” the group said in a statement. “If more people here knew that law enforcement kills at least one black person in the United States every single day, there would be real change instead of hollow thoughts and prayers.” … [Read more...] about Oakland caravan demands justice for George Floyd, others
Unlike in San Francisco, the transit-only lanes won’t be painted red, Lyles said, but will be emblazoned with the words “Buses only.” At the time AC Transit was building the line, red paint was not allowed on state highways, like International Boulevard, Lyles said. Sheriff’s deputies will also be issuing tickets to drivers, including delivery trucks, who block the lanes. … [Read more...] about East Bay’s new bus rapid transit line to bring a new Tempo to East Oakland
Hooks’ summer slate was wiped out by the coronavirus. With nearly a decade of experience in the local arts scene and Hooks members joking that they’re a dad-rock band now, it’s been invigorating to partner with Scott and Elliott, said Eli Show, Hooks’ lead singer and guitarist. … [Read more...] about Sioux Falls Park and Art pop-up shows blend ballet, music
The publication showed photos of the Boring Company's San Bernardino County facility in the desert near Adelanto, Calif., including a tunneling machine and large storage tents. Teslarati’s main clue about the tunnel’s purpose seems to be a map of the Boring Company’s Vegas Loop project, currently underway, which shows an arrow at the southern end of that intra-city route and the words “to Los Angeles.”the article note there don’t seem to be any government filings of plans, permission requests or other public documents related to such a project. Others suggest it might just be a new test tunnel to try out the technology. Still, the report serves as a reminder that work is quietly continuing on projects by Musk, Sir Richard Branson, and other similar entrepreneurs to develop a wholly new kind of superfast surface (or under the surface) transportation system in the U.S. and abroad. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s mysterious desert tunnel: A superfast LA-Vegas link?