In other transportation news, LA Curbed mulls whether Metro should pursue creating an entirely new sales tax for transportation or extending the existing Measure R sales tax. In Mexico City, the citizenry is up in arms over a 2-peso increase in transit fares that was started without their consultation. (A previous survey on the issue showed that passengers would support an increase so long as discernible improvements to the transit network were made.) Also, the Federal Transit Administration is calling for better safety regulations that would protect rail workers, in response to the death of two such workers along BART tracks in Walnut Creek.
Finally, take a look at what our resident “Criswell” predicts for transit in 2014.