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Eric Biber Are transit strikes bad for the environment?

Even if you’re not from the Bay Area, you’ve probably heard about the labor troubles at the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) – the rail system that is one of the largest public transit providers here in the Bay Area in terms of passengers.  Hundreds of thousands of commuters use the … More >

Steven Weissman Postcard from Barcelona: Looking at the Catalonian path to sustainability

Flying into Barcelona, it becomes immediately obvious that this is a city with its eye on a sustainable future. Right along the waterfront is a large photovoltaic array, perched on four giant supports. It is emblematic of a broader set of initiatives that, for a short time, placed Spain at … More >

Ethan Elkind BART turns 40: Some history lessons

BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, turns 40-years-old on the unfortunate anniversary of 9/11.  Some historical and financial tidbits:

— The original system was supposed to serve Marin and San Mateo Counties, along with San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties.  According to Stephen Zwerling, San Mateo dropped out due … More >

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