Whether we take a car or a bus, many of us face gridlock on our commutes to work. I think we can do better, that's why I'm an advocate for increasing options for commuters. For those who get around by car or bus, for the first mile, for the last mile or for our whole commute, there should be a way to get there faster and more reliably.
Melissa Reggiardo, Principal Planner for San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), has been very busy for the past year and a half. Melissa’s been the lead project manager for the Dumbarton Transportation Corridor Study - a $1.2 million dollar study that identifies strategies, including a rail crossing, to reduce traffic congestion and improve mobility between Alameda, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
The Dumbarton Transportation Corridor Study was published this week. It identifies strategies, including a rail crossing, to reduce congestion and improve mobility between Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. I believe that this rail crossing is a key component to addressing our traffic crisis. It can and should be built. Others are joining me, our momentum is growing! What are your hopes for the Corridor? Talk to me--650-363-4570 or tweet me @warrenslocum!
The Dumbarton rail bridge is the missing link in our mega-regional transportation network. I have been working with SamTrans, the owners of the rail bridge, and others to add this vital link to help alleviate traffic in our region. There is not one fix to the transportation crisis, but there are steps we can take to make a measurable difference. The Dumbarton rail bridge offers us a once-in-a-generation the opportunity to do just that. Let me know what you think!
On June 27th, Supervisor Canepa and I recommended that the County develop a Language Access policy. Have you ever walked into a building and had no idea which floor you needed to be on? How about trying to get assistance in a government office when no one speaks your language? Even if you haven’t experienced this, some of your neighbors probably have.
Depending on which side of the aisle you sit on, the future of Medicare either looks grim or promising as its fiscal strength shows signs of improvement despite the program being constantly under siege by fraudsters. In Congress, there has been talks for years now to either phase out the medical insurance program that benefits nearly 58 million Americans, the vast majority seniors, or possibly even privatize it.
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has directed the formation of a committee to explore the best ways to design and interpret the path that Gaspar de Portolà took during his expedition of the San Mateo County coast and the San Francisco Bay.
San Mateo County will be one of the first in the state to implement the exchange zone and follows Daly City, which established its zone last year at City Hall directly in front of the police station.