Title

PARTNERS JOIN FORCES TO "JUMP START" SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA TRAFFIC

Authors

L D. Dahms

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1992

Subject Area

operations - traffic, planning - signage/information, land use - planning, technology - ticketing systems, technology - ticketing systems, technology - passenger information, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Transportation planning, Transit, Traffic operations, Traffic flow, Traffic, Toll collection, Tickets, Ticketing systems, Ticketing, Public transit, Passenger information systems, Mass transit, Local transit, Innovation, Highway operations, Automation, Automated control systems

Abstract

The Joint Urban Mobility Program, 'Jump Start,' is the program initiated by forty top mangers from local, regional, state and federal transportation and environmental protection agencies in the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area. The program attempts to deliver several tangible benefits to the regions traveling public in the next couple of years, by promoting several innovative projects to smooth the flow of traffic, reduce automobile emissions, and streamline the planning process. The innovations include electronic toll collection on all 8 major Bay Area bridges, a regional telephone information number providing access to more than 20 public transit systems, and an 'universal ticket' that can be used on both the regions's rapid rail system (BART) and buses. Each of these areas is discussed, as well as multimodal priority setting for flexible funding that will flow to the San Francisco Bay Area.