Town Square

Post a New Topic

Becker introduces bill to coordinate Bay Area public transit fare systems, schedules

Original post made on Feb 7, 2022

State Sen. Josh Becker introduced a bill Thursday that would require Bay Area transit agencies to coordinate their fare structures and schedules in an effort to entice riders back to public transit.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, February 6, 2022, 9:13 AM

Comments (1)

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 7, 2022 at 9:13 am

Bystander is a registered user.

This seems to be a good starting place and should make a big difference particularly to those who need to use more than one mode of transit.

I do however find it wrong that they are looking at this as a way to entice riders back. I would argue that they should be looking at this to encourage new riders who have never used transit before. Public transit should be more efficient than driving solo to work. This means streamlining service as is being proposed here, but also making it work for busy commuters who value their time. It should offer clean, reliable, service with opportunity to work, or do other things including sleep during the commute time. Efficient wifi is important to encourage commuters. Google and Apple employee buses have been doing this effectively. It is definitely time that the rest of the population are able to use the same top notch mode of travel.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Vietnamese restaurant that may offer special menu for canine customers coming to former Wahlburgers site in Palo Alto
By The Peninsula Foodist | 4 comments | 3,884 views

I Was At The Stanford Shooting. Let’s Do Better Next Time
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 2,910 views

The clothes we wear: Cool, chic, casual -- or just plain sloppy?
By Diana Diamond | 31 comments | 2,494 views

Some of the best jobs around
By Sherry Listgarten | 4 comments | 2,149 views

People and Relationships Never Stop Being a Work in Progress
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,062 views


Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 29 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $9 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.