ST-18: Increase the use of transit
Continue efforts, such as periodic comprehensive operational analyses, to maximize existing transit services. Increase the amenities and infrastructure available to transit riders, including shade, shelters, benches, and lighting and bicycle racks utilizing solar power where feasible, and increase access to route and real-time boarding information.
Implement seamless regional transit fare and transfer media (traditional or mobile) across transit services in the region.
Improve connections among Tri-Rail and county transit services, municipal trolleys, and community shuttle bus services, which may require a realignment of routes.
Develop and implement planning and other strategies to address the first and last mile of transit trips, which act as barriers for people who could potentially take transit but whose starting point or final destination cannot be conveniently accessed from the nearest transit stop or station due to distance, terrain, street patterns, or safety issues (e.g., traffic or crime). Consider innovative partnerships with transportation network providers, ride-sharing providers, taxis, jitneys, or through the use of autonomous vehicles.
Encourage transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by procuring renewable fuel and electric buses.
Plan for and increase transit ridership by providing premium transit services on targeted regional corridors. Maximize access to these services by walking, biking, or taking other transit services in the transit network and by promoting affordable and mixed-income housing in and near station areas.
Maintain or improve the quality of service by continuing to monitor and address safety and performance.