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Transit Agencies

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Bay Area Transit Information ...maps and schedules for all San Francisco Bay Area transit operators

Caltrain ...San Francisco - San Jose - Gilroy regional rail

Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Commuter rail between Stockton, Livermore, Fremont, and San Jose

The Capitol Corridor ...Amtrak service between San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento (some trains also serve Auburn), and intermediate stations, plus many feeder buses.

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

Valley Transportation Authority(VTA)
Santa Clara County light rail and buses

Public Transit projects of the San Mateo County Transportation Authority ...including many Caltrain projects funded by a half-cent sales tax passed by county voters in 1988 and 2004

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) The Federally mandated commission that oversees transportation funding for the Bay Area. (Meetings)

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) ...proposed Sonoma-Marin commuter rail

The Transportation And Land Use Coalition (TALC) ...uniting diverse Bay Area civic organizations in support of sensible regional planning to fight urban sprawl and reduce automobile dependence. BayRail Alliance is a member organization of this coalition.

RESCUE Muni ...seeking solutions to the many woes of the San Francisco Municipal Railway

Transportation for a Livable City (San Francisco) ...focuses on transportation funding, parking policies, and promoting the vision of reduced car dependence; neighborhoods where walking, bicycling, and transit are the best ways of getting around

VTA Riders Union ...working to ensure that the Valley Transportation Authority maintains and improves bus and light rail service in Santa Clara County

Modern Transit Society ...promotes rail ("guideway") transit, transportation, land use policies favorable to non-motorists, and free-market solutions to traffic problems.

San Francisco Cityscape ...the online journal of Bay Area urban design, including extensive information for transit enthusiasts

Regional Rail Communications Center ...a coalition of Bay Area transportation agencies embarking on the development of a regional rail plan

SVRTC Watch ...news and background info about the Fremont-San Jose BART extension (a.k.a. the "Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor"), and alternatives

Bay Area Transit Watch ...proposals and maps for new South Bay and Dumbarton Bridge rail service, former SamTrans service prior to 1999 "restructuring"

Oakland Bridge International Open Forum ...a critical look at plans to replace the east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and the failure to include a provision for rail in the new span.

Architecture 21 ...Bay Area regional rail plan emphasizing conventional and high speed rail, Altamont high speed rail routing; articles on the Caltrain electrification and history of the Transbay Terminal are found in A21 Design.

ACE Riders Yahoo! Groups

ACErider.org ...online forum for riders, fans, and neighbors of ACE (Altamont Commuter Express)

Commuter Rail Yahoo! Groups

California and nationwide rail advocacy, projects

National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP)

Train Riders' Association of California (TRAC)

Rail Passenger Association of California (RailPAC)

American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

California High Speed Rail Authority ...gives plans to date for very fast trains to link major metropolitan areas of the state

Transportation policy, social and environmental issues

Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP)

EcoIQ Transportation & Communication ...a resource for making smart choices about transportation and communication alternatives

Sierra Club Challenge to Sprawl Campaign

TransWeb ...web site of the Norman Y. Mineta International Institute for Surface Transportation Policy Studies (IISTPS)

Miscellaneous rail, rail history

RailServe catalogs over 4,000 railroad sites in the Hypertext Switchyard

Market Street Railway ...preserving historic transit in San Francisco, instrumental in establishing the "F" Market historic streetcar service

Golden Gate Railroad Museum ...dedicated to the history of Peninsula and Bay Area rail lines, old locomotive restoration projects

Railfaneurope.net ...take a look at how much more advanced railways are in Europe, not unlike BayRail's proposals for the Bay Area. In the European Railway Picture Gallery, see railway equipment from many countries.

Bicycling and walking advocacy

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition ...the city's grassroots bicycle advocacy organization, working to make San Francisco more bike-friendly

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition ...representing cyclists in the South Bay, Peninsula, and South East Bay

Peninsula Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition ...representing cyclists and pedestrians in San Mateo County

East Bay Bicycle Coalition ...representing Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and leader in advocating "Safe Routes to Transit"

Bay Area Bicycle Coalition ...representing local bicycle coalitions on regional issues

the Bikestation Web Site ...bike-transit facilities offering secure bicycle parking at the Palo Alto Caltrain station; also in Long Beach, Berkeley, SF (Embarcadero BART), and Seattle

Walk San Jose ...dedicated to making San Jose a better and safer place to walk.

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