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Bay Area public transportation usage decreasing

With more people riding Bay Area Rapid Transit and Caltrain rail lines and fewer using Bay Area buses, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is unable to explain why the trend is occurring, however, service cuts and sprawling growth in suburban areas were cited as possible factors.

Calif.'s SMART awarded $33.1M for rail

The initial operating segment, between Railroad Square in Santa Rosa and downtown San Rafael, is the first phase of a project that will create a new North Bay “backbone” to complement existing transit options.

S.F. area transit agencies could merge admin to save $100M

Since they spend nearly 20 percent of their collective budgets on administrative functions, and the national average for such spending is closer to 15 percent, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission says Bay Area agencies could merge their admin operations to cut costs.