Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Feb 5, 2013 at 6:40 pm
Just watched a report on this on channel 7 news.
What I found interesting was the fact that traffic problems are being made worse by the number of transit agencies in the Bay Area. The fact that for a completely public transit commute it often involves one person needing to change agencies several times. This makes for a difficult commute and streamlining the process will involve getting rid of these separate agencies and coordinating the system.
At last. This is so obvious to me. I hope that progress is moved on this idea as soon as possible, for all our sakes.
Posted by commuter, a resident of the South of Midtown neighborhood, on Feb 6, 2013 at 12:03 pm
The problem with public transit connections in Silicon Valley is that the bus routes are too long and infrequent. That makes it really hard to sync schedules with the trains. We need shorter, more frequent bus routes that loop from the train stations through the neighborhoods and business areas. In San Francisco, buses often run every 5 or 10 minutes during the day and the buses are still full. Here in Palo Alto, most routes only see one bus every hour, so only hard core users take them seriously.