San Diego's transit stations got a poor review in a statewide survey measuring how well the stations encourage ridership.
The report from the non-partisan group Next 10 finds the local transit station system doesn't do a good job of serving neighborhoods that can exploit transit.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority received an average rating in a new statewide evaluation of rail transit station, while the best grades went to two Bay Area transit agencies.
The study was conducted by the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment at UC Berkeley and Next 10, a nonprofit research group. The analysis of six rail system operators gave Metro a "C" grade overall, but most of its subway and light-rail stations scored well, including Westlake/MacArthur Park.
The transit stations of Los Angeles County Metro Rail earned just an average score — a 'C' — in a new statewide study released Tuesday.
The report looked at neighborhoods within a half mile radius of rail transit stations across California, with grades calculated using available data organized into five categories of metrics:
1. transit (safety, quality and level of use by residents and workers)
The Bay Area's two main transit systems, Muni and BART, have been graded by a new report studying transportation – and both ranked surprisingly high.
The report prepared for public policy nonprofit Next 10 by the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment at the UC Berkeley School of Law, gave BART an overall B- grade, while Muni got a solid B.
Metro received a grade of C in a new study which evaluated how transit rail stations encourage ridership and impact the quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods.
The analysis was issued by Next 10, a nonprofit nonpartisan group, and prepared by the UC Berkeley School of Law's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment.