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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    From Here: http://www.oaklandstreetcarplan.com

    6/9/10: The Oakland Streetcar Plan Released!

    After nine months of work, the Oakland Streetcar Plan has been officially released and is available for download here. Thank you to everyone who has helped guide this project to its completion.

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    My favorite bit from the article here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/10/BA5U1DTG62.DTL#ixzz0qWpXVy1C

    Jacobson accomplished all of this, including travel expenses to Portland and Seattle, with a $1,275 grant from the office of the Stanford Vice-Provost of Undergraduate Education. But he spent only $987.

    That’s pretty cost-effective, especially when you consider that Oakland city officials paid $300,000 for a streetcar feasibility study in 2005 and applied for an additional $330,000 in feasibility funds this year.



    BART to airport connector is on track
    Michael Cabanatuan
    Published 8:50 pm, Sunday, December 30, 2012

    The long line of asymmetrical concrete columns in the median of Hegenberger Road, some topped with a half-mile of white steel trestle, are a sure reminder that there will soon be a new way to get to the Oakland International Airport.

    After years of hoping, planning and fighting, BART’s long-awaited and controversial Oakland Airport Connector is taking shape. Construction crews have been working on the 3.2-mile link between the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station and the airport since late 2010. It will replace AirBART, a shuttle bus operated by the Port of Oakland.

    READ MORE: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BART-to-airport-connector-is-on-track-4156219.php#ixzz2H755uCVp



    Streetcars Might Make a Comeback in Oakland
    FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
    TRANSPORTATION Vanessa Rancaño
    Fri, May 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Until 1958, Oakland had a system of streetcars that shuttled passengers from across the city to its Western edge, where they could catch ferries or commuter rail to San Francisco. Half a century later, streetcars may be coming back to Oakland.

    READ MORE: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2013/05/24/streetcars-might-make-a-comeback-in-oakland



    Oakland transit developers could go streetcar route
    By Chip Johnson Updated 9:47 am, Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    To borrow and twist a well-known phrase, a streetcar on Broadway could be Oakland’s next desire. The city last week held the second of two public hearings on an ambitious plan to construct a streetcar that would run from the MacArthur BART Station down the Broadway corridor to Jack London Square.

    READ MORE: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-transit-developers-could-go-streetcar-5867528.php



    Published On November 18, 2014 | By Bobby Lee

    Streetcars could be rolling through E’ville in the future, if transit planners get their way. The 61 page draft report of the much-anticipated Emeryville Berkeley Oakland Transit Study (or “EBOTS”) prepared by consultants CMS Smith has been released and the Emeryville City Council has unanimously rallied behind its most ambitious recommendation during the Council’s October 21 Study Session.

    READ MORE: http://evilleeye.com/news-commentary/development/ebot-study-session-reveals-ambitious-streetcar-plan-east-bay/

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