Management & Operations

Calif. Bay Area residents say they'd pay for public transportation

Posted on June 26, 2015

Eric Fischer
Eric Fischer

SAN FRANCISCO — An annual poll found that California Bay Area residents showed strong support for a $3 billion bond measure to improve the Bay Area Rapid Transit District system, as well as for building a second Transbay Tube, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

In all, 59% said they would support a second tube to help ease BART’s overcrowding, even though the price would be high. The poll did not offer cost estimates or ask if those surveyed would be willing to tax themselves for the improvement. Only 28% opposed the idea.

The annual poll, conducted by EMC Research of Oakland, surveyed 1,000 randomly selected residents online. Taken between April 15 and 23, the poll has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

New Flyer to invest $28 million in Ky. facility

The Shepherdsville, Ky. facility will fabricate parts for the manufacture of New Flyer transit buses, MCI motorcoaches, and spare parts for NFI Parts.

MCI names San Francisco Bay Area leadership team

The team consists of Mike Albertolle, manager of business development and service; Matthew Hiibel, service manager; Roland Schauer, shop supervisor; and Roman Bystron, parts supervisor.

Minn. Metro Transit union workers threaten strike during Super Bowl

The union’s president noted that although the most recent agreement was overwhelmingly rejected, he is optimistic an agreement will be reached before the deadline.

COMTO launching new Washington State chapter

Local charter agency members and supporters of COMTO Washington State include Pierce Transit, the Seattle Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, Community Transit, and the Port of Seattle.

New York drops 'ladies and gentlemen' for more inclusive announcements

Effective immediately, subway conductors and bus drivers have been instructed to use gender-neutral language when communicating, such as "passengers," "riders," and "everyone."

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close