Mass Transit - 10



OFFICIALS CUT the ribbon marking the ceremonial start of BRT service.

BRT comes to Louisville with
launch of TARC's Rapid

House Dems intro $760-billion
infrastructure proposal
▶ The

San Francisco embraces
car-free Market Street
▶ Drivers

10 |

in San Francisco have one less

City of San Francisco Department of Public Works

A VIEW from a corner of Market Street
on Jan. 29, 2020.
street to travel down while pedestrians,
bicyclists and transit vehicles have more
room to maneuver now that a 2.2-mile
corridor of Market Street became carfree on Jan. 29. The implementation of

Mass Transit | | FEBRUARY 2020

car-free Market Street is part of a broader
effort in San Francisco to redesign the
city's streets to move more people on
public transit and ensure those walking
and biking can do so safely. The city says
these efforts are necessary to ensure San
Francisco can continue to grow and help
move people sustainably and efficiently.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation
Agency's (SFMTA) Quick Build program
enabled the improvement effort on
Market Street and the decision to make a
portion of the street car-free was a core
component of the Better Market Street
Plan, which was approved by the SFMTA
Board of Directors in October after a
years-long design, community feedback
and approval process.

Andy Byford steps down from top
spot at New York City Transit
▶ Andy

The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) inaugurated what Louisville,
Ky., Mayor Greg Fischer called "next level" service with the launch of Rapid,
the region's first bus rapid transit (BRT) system on Jan. 6. The BRT service,
which is part of the $35-million New Dixie Highway Project, will offer
improved bus service along one of TARC's busiest corridors, connecting
the Gene Snyder in Valley Station to downtown Louisville.

U.S. House of Representatives
Democrats, led by Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter
DeFazio (D-OR), Energy and Commerce
Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
and Ways and Means Committee Chair
Richard Neal (D-MA), outlined a five-year,
$760-billion infrastructure proposal they
say will address some of the country's
most urgent infrastructure needs. The
framework includes $329 billion for
modern highway and highway safety investments, $55 billion for passenger rail,
$34.3 billion in clean energy investments
and $105 billion in transit investments.


Byford has submitted his resignation and will step down as president of
New York City Transit (NYCT) after two
years in the role. Various news outlets in
New York report Byford's last day will be
Feb. 21. The news came at the end of the
Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) scheduled board meeting on
Jan. 23, where Byford said it had been
an honor and a privilege to serve New
Yorkers. While his displeasure with New
York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's hands-on
approach to MTA issues is well covered,
Byford offered public praise at the MTA
Board meeting for the governor, as well
as the New York State Legislature, for
what he called courage in passing congestion pricing that would help fund key
improvements to NYCT infrastructure.
MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye
recognized Byford for building a strong
team at NYCT that will continue the
efforts Byford initiated through programs
such as Fast Forward. Other representatives at the meeting noted Byford's
ability to connect with transit employees
throughout the organization and his role
in successful labor negotiations.

Federal, provincial, municipal
funding moves Guelph
bus projects forward
▶ Three

projects in Guelph, Ontario,
received financial backing from federal, provincial and municipal sources,
allowing Guelph to purchase 65 buses
and construct a bus storage facility. The
projects total more than C$178 million
(US$136.49 million) and include the
replacement of 35 diesel buses with

Mass Transit

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Mass Transit

Ad Index
Editor's Notebook: What's the Secret to Quality Leadership?
People & Places
NRC Chairman's Column
SporTran's Bold Vision for Northwest Louisiana Transit
2020 Mobility Outlook
Investing in a Peace of Mind
Combatting Distracted Communities to Boost Rail Safety
Modernizing the Message
Social Hubs
Mass Transit - 1
Mass Transit - 2
Mass Transit - 3
Mass Transit - 4
Mass Transit - 5
Mass Transit - Ad Index
Mass Transit - 7
Mass Transit - Editor's Notebook: What's the Secret to Quality Leadership?
Mass Transit - 9
Mass Transit - People & Places
Mass Transit - 11
Mass Transit - NRC Chairman's Column
Mass Transit - 13
Mass Transit - SporTran's Bold Vision for Northwest Louisiana Transit
Mass Transit - 15
Mass Transit - 16
Mass Transit - 17
Mass Transit - 18
Mass Transit - 19
Mass Transit - 2020 Mobility Outlook
Mass Transit - 21
Mass Transit - 22
Mass Transit - 23
Mass Transit - Investing in a Peace of Mind
Mass Transit - 25
Mass Transit - 26
Mass Transit - 27
Mass Transit - Combatting Distracted Communities to Boost Rail Safety
Mass Transit - 29
Mass Transit - 30
Mass Transit - 31
Mass Transit - Modernizing the Message
Mass Transit - 33
Mass Transit - 34
Mass Transit - 35
Mass Transit - Products
Mass Transit - 37
Mass Transit - Social Hubs
Mass Transit - 39
Mass Transit - 40