The San Francisco Bay Area is served by seven major regional transit operators and a host of smaller intracommunity transit services. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the legislatively mandated regional transportation planning agency, is charged with overseeing the coordination of public transportation in the nine-county Bay Region. One approach the MTC has taken, in concert with the seven major operators, has been to encourage the development and promotion of a regional transit trunkline network rather than to force the integration of the separate local operations. In 1978 MTC and the transit operators identified essential transit corridors, the routes serving those corridors, and the transfer points connecting those routes. Following the adoption of this network, an ambitious cooperative public information project was undertaken to encourage the use of public transit for regional intercounty service. Although this approach has of necessity been incremental and although all the results are not in, the project has been successfull in creating an awareness of regional transit. Just as important, a focus for coordination activities has been developed that is acceptable to local transit operators, their policy boards, and the regional agency.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 19-21
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation and transit operations planning
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387632
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309036526
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1984 12:00AM