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Thu, Jun 5, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Study: Bay Area Traffic Second-Worst in Nation


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Traffic backs up on Interstate 80 at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza.
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Traffic backs up on Interstate 80 at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza.

The Bay Area has the nation's second-worst traffic congestion according to a new study by GPS navigation company TomTom. And a recent survey by the Bay Area Council finds that more 71 percent of respondents think traffic congestion is a "crisis" in the region. Meanwhile, transit alternatives like BART are facing increased ridership and overcrowding. We'll discuss growing congestion and explore possible solutions. We'll also address this week's Muni sickout, which led to reduced service by San Francisco's Municipal Transit Agencies. Is your commute getting slower? How are you coping?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Alexandre Bayen, associate professor of civil and environmental and incoming director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley
  • Jim Wunderman, president and CEO of the Bay Area Council, a business-sponsored public policy group
  • Michael Cabanatuan, transportation writer for The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Randy Rentschler, director of legislation and public affairs for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission

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