Contra Costa Voters Consider Transportation Measures

Members of the Contra Costa Transportation Campaign meet and discuss plans at the Richmond field office on Sept. 6. Photo by Marian Davidson.

Politicians aren’t the only ones vying for votes in the upcoming election. From its new headquarters in downtown Richmond, the Contra Costa Transportation Campaign is reminding voters to look beyond the list of candidates on the ballot and consider supporting three transportation measures.

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Tales of Two Cities #7: Loss

Tale of Two Cities election special podcast

In this week’s episode of the Tales of Two Cities podcast, hosts Brad Bailey and Matt Beagle will be discussing loss, and stories about people moving on when something or someone important is taken away. We’ll hear about a lost Oakland bus stop so important to bus riders that they’re trying to bring it back.…

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City asks residents to weigh in on new South Richmond transportation plan

Map of Key Multi-Modal Connections & Focal Points, South Richmond Transportation Connectivity Plan (Courtesy of the Richmond Planning Division)

The City of Richmond is seeking public comment on the South Richmond Transportation Connectivity Plan (SRTCP) draft, which was released in early May. The plan is the city’s effort to improve transportation connectivity between South Richmond and surrounding key locations. Caltrans awarded a planning grant to the city in 2012. The California Global Warming Solutions…

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Robert Rodgers, driver and friend to Richmond’s elderly

“Could you stay until my birthday?” the passenger kept asking her driver. The rider, an elderly woman with short gray hair and a faint voice, didn’t want Robert Rodgers to leave the driver’s seat of her daily van. But Rodgers had his future planned: he would retire from the van service when he turned 62.…

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BART strike frustrates commuters

It’s day two of the BART strike, and commuters across San Francisco are not happy. From the Mission District to the Embarcadero, children, teenagers and adults squeezed onto overcrowded buses, hailed cabs, made phone calls to jobs and loved ones to say they’d be late, and stood in long lines for AC Transit buses and…

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City spends 1.8 million on transMETRO despite disputes

The City Council decided last week to spend most of a $2 million tax settlement with Chevron on a conditional contract with transMETRO, a transportation consulting service that will help the city implement a greenhouse-gas reduction program. Although the majority of the council appeared to enthusiastically embrace the contract, an amendment added at the meeting…

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