Traveller Information Systems. By Kevin S. Hutchby
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San Francisco, California

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Images of San Francisco

My studies around San Francisco incorporated the East Bay cities of Berkeley and Oakland. Connected to downtown San Francisco by the Oakland Bay Bridge and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) subway system it was easy to see where the major traffic problems of the Bay Area existed with another huge expanse of water separating these large commercial, tourist and residential areas. Congestion on the bay freeway areas had increased 24% between 1996 and 1998 and current levels of traffic have doubled over the past ten years.

Planned visits in the area included two meetings at the Metropolitan Transport Commission and a visit to the facilities of local company NEXTBUS who specialise in providing real time transit information to various mobile devices as well as Internet.

Visits To:

Visit 1   Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland

Visit 2   Caltrans Centre of Operations, Berkeley

Visit 3   NEXTBUS, Emeryville

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