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Coronavirus: Shelter in place speeds up several major Bay Area transportation projects

Nearly everyone in the Bay Area is sticking close to home during the coronavirus shelter in place, which has left the region’s roadways unusually empty and sped up typically congested commutes for the relatively few people still on the road.

Caltrans is also taking advantage of the empty lanes, accelerating everything from guardrail installation and pothole plugging to big projects that typically tie up traffic for weeks or months. BART, which is stopping its trains hours early each night, is also taking advantage of the shelter-in-place slowdown by speeding up work to revitalize the region’s rail system.

The goal for these agencies is to get construction work done before the Bay Area reopens and congestion starts to return.

“This is getting a lot of talk in Caltrans and BART and other agencies as well,” said Randy Rentschler, spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. “They want to get as much work

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SF Bay Area Bicycle’s Crazy Oakland Bike Ride Through Town Video: Stop Signs, Anyone?

(Last Updated On: April 13, 2020)

Bike Oakland: East, Down, West, Jack, Jingle, Fruit

ONN – SF Bay Area Bicycle’s Crazy Oakland Bike Ride Through Town Video: Stop Signs, Anyone?

By SF Bay Area Bicycle on YouTube, this is a wild ride done on March 26th, 14.75 mile, 250 ft gain, midday ‘circular commute’ ride during day 10 of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place for the SF Bay Area through “Oakland East, Downtown, West, Jack London Square, Jingletown, Fruitvale. Walnut St, Foothill Blvd, around Lake Merritt, 12th St into 10th St, Center St to the West Oakland BART station, 7th St, Mandela Pkvy, 3rd St, Oak St, Embarcadero West & Embarcadero to E 7th St to Fruitvale Ave, E 12th past the Fruitvale BART station, 42nd Ave, International Blvd to 55th Ave.”

And look at the ride, because the rider is nuts. He or she routinely runs through stop signs and traffic

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Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS)

EQuity representative opportunity – wats technical committee

The Equity Representative is a voting member on the Technical Committee and is encouraged to apply their expertise in Technical Committee discussions and recommendations to the Policy Committee.

The Equity Representative is invited to:

  • Review proposed projects and policies, noting the impact on racial and socio-economic equity including

  • Discuss the impacts that proposed projects may have in a broader equity context, in particular, supporting connectivity (locally and regionally)

  • Introduce relevant equity initiatives, resources, concerns, etc. that may aid in Committee discussion/deliberation

To find out more about the role click here

To apply click here (applications due to WATS by March 20, 2020)

 *Please note that these are unpaid/volunteer positions.

Bikeshare modernization study

The objective of this project is to plan for the future of bikeshare in the Ann Arbor area transitioning from a pilot phase to a sustainable service program.

TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

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