Commuting from East Bay - Richmond bus and
There IS a bus service, just introduced, from San Rafael to Richmond BART
and then El Cerrito, every half hour. But only every other bus stops at
Richmond Bart, ( that's every hour)
For affordable housing we need to subsidize monthly rental from around
$1,500 to around $700 per month. For
homes that's $800 x 12 x 1000 =
$9.6 million PER YEAR!!!
How do we get 1000 to commute from East Bay instead?
Well first WE HAVE TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
1. All jobs at the medium and lower level could be advertised in North
East-Bay papers, paid for by Marin Governments and businesses. In addition
Bus schedule and Free Travel offers would be advertised.
2 . The bus route extended to continue to other parts of Marin beyond San
3 . To accomodate 1000 commuters during 1 1/2 hour peak period; a
bus leaves every 5 minutes
4 . Every other bus does an express route stopping only at the most used stops
5. To offer an easier commute for those employed further from the bus stop
and also encourage biking:- all buses
could have around 1/3 of their
seating removed to make room for
6. For East Bay, Marin-working drivers, of lower income, commuting over
the bridge:- Not only a Free bridge pass but
gas mileage rebates.
And the cost of all this?
Still MILLIONS of $s LESS THAN SUBSIDIZING AFFORDABLE HOUSING