In San Francisco, Transit Comes First — or Does It?

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Reporter Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez. Laura Wenus // Public Press

An additional regional crossing, Caltrain electrification — these are all ideas whose time is yet to come in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner reporter Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez looks at the state of transit in the city, including how the new downtown transit terminal became an expensive bus stop and what costs a mint at the new Chase Center in Mission Bay (hint: parking). 

 “The future is all sorts of different things. … We are a petri dish for new types of transit and one that doesn’t get talked about a lot but it’s happening in Treasure Island soon is automated buses.” — Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner reporter


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