Online panel: what is the future of public transport in the Bay Area?


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At Goudappel, we don't only focus on national projects in the Netherlands - we also join international projects. One of them is the Bay Area Transit Information Action Plan, a new initiative from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (a commission that focuses on the Bay Area, San Francisco, United States). Last week, Thomas Straatemeier (advisor at Goudappel) joined an online panel to talk about the project. 

About the plan

Though the Bay Area’s regional transportation plans are typically a step ahead of the rest of the country, they remain based on locally-nominated projects. This often leads to underinvestment in urban infrastructure and core transit service, hindering opportunities for connections between transit systems.

Thinking of regional transit as a single network, however, would solve many of these difficulties and enable the Bay Area to make more effectual planning and investment decisions. That proactive approach is what the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has undertaken as part of its Bay Area Transit Transformation Action Plan, a new initiative that will create a service-based network in which all modes work together as a unified, reliable and effective package.

Watch the presentation

In an online panel, multiple mobility experts talked about the Bay Area Plan and the future of public transportation in the Bay Area. Besides Thomas, other speakers were Lisa Salsberg (Access Planning) and Therese McMillan (MTC). 

Want to know how the Action Plan can match the right transit mode to the right market and so on rectify many of the long-standing challenges of the region's overly fragmented transit system? Watch the recording below.