Jim Beall, Chair
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
101 Eighth Street, Oakland, California 94607
Subject: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge; State report from 1947 says trains "essential"
Dear Jim Beall,
The recent vote by SF Supervisors supporting trains, as well as voter approval in four cities last November, could be a reason for a vote by MTC to require that trains again be allowed on the Bay Bridge. These trains were destroyed as a result of a hostile takeover of the transit company by General Motors Corporation. This was despite a State report from 1947 stating trains are "essential" on this bridge. Lets right a wrong here. The Bay Bridge must be 'future-ready' for trains, to the same weight capacity as the present bridge. We urge you to reject the 'freeway on stilts' design that does not allow trains!
Below is a copy of our web site on the Bay Bridge. The web site
itself has links to original documents:
[The remainder of the letter is the same as our main SFOBB web page]