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Transit Union Local 1575 President Says Center Platform Design for Novato Bus Hub Is Dangerous for Pedestrians, Passengers and Buses
Nov03

Transit Union Local 1575 President Says Center Platform Design for Novato Bus Hub Is Dangerous for Pedestrians, Passengers and Buses

As a stakeholder on Novato’s 2015 Community Based Transportation Plan I believe the Center Platform Design for the bus stop on Redwood, between Grant and Delong, is UNSAFE. This opinion is based on WTrans engineering studies through Golden Gate Transit and on the testimony of Ray Messier, President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1575 which represents GGT bus operators. Messier, a former co-chair of the safety committee with many...

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Deja Vu All Over Again
Sep14

Deja Vu All Over Again

Occasionally, it is prudent to review previous cogent commentary on current issues. The following is one such commentary well worth reviewing. Far too often the Novato City Council refuses to allow meaningful public discussion on major issues, choosing instead a Hobbesian up or down approval vote on a pre-packaged City Staff preferred course of action. This accepted absence of any significant public input and debate on issues critical...

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How did this get built? – Maybe?
Sep11

How did this get built? – Maybe?

Think of Wincup on wheels. The next boondoggle that is proposed to be built is the new proposed Bus Project for Redwood Blvd in Novato. Just as with Wincup in Corte Madera, this bus project has been staff driven. Staff canceling public meetings, key issues left out of largely phony public surveys by staff and only a single flawed design offered to the Design Review Commission, have allowed for this unnecessary and deeply flawed...

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City Council Majority Likes Dangerous Bus Terminal Design
Aug21

City Council Majority Likes Dangerous Bus Terminal Design

The next City Council meeting may see soon-departing City Manager Michael Frank drag incumbent candidates Jeanne MacLeamy and Eric Lucan down to defeat in the November elections. Frank’s determination to deliver a huge expensive and unneeded Mass Transit Bus Transfer Facility to please Supervisors Judy Arnold and Steve Kinsey will expose MacLeamy and Lucan to a very public cross examination regarding Frank’s very self-serving use of...

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RGTIP Proposed Center Platform Summary
May06

RGTIP Proposed Center Platform Summary

Article by Al Dugan Project Summary City council members and city staff, with no transit design facility experience, decide early on “a center platform would be nice” per the staff recommendation, without proper review of all options. Suddenly the project is “off to the races” with a consultant that will give you what you want. (Mark Thomas and Company have the following philosophy on their website, ” At...

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New Downtown Bus Stop Design Flaws Require Mitigation: W-Trans Analysis Lists Problems…
Apr09

New Downtown Bus Stop Design Flaws Require Mitigation: W-Trans Analysis Lists Problems…

Summary of Problems and Available Solutions: Executive Summary W-trans Traffic Analysis RGTIP 11-21-14 W-trans Traffic Analysis RGTIP...

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