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October 6, 2015
by Riley McDermid
San Francisco Business Times

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.

October 6, 2015
by Leo Stallworth
ABC 7

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.

October 6, 2015
by City News Service
ABC 10 News

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego trolley stops received an overall grade of C-minus in a statewide study released Tuesday of how transit rail stations encourage ridership and impact the quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods.

The report by the UC Berkeley School of Law's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment studied the stations and neighborhoods within a half-mile radius of 489 stops in the six rail transit systems in California.

October 6, 2015
SD Metro Magazine

Transit stations operated by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System have been judged the worst of the state’s six major rail transit systems for such qualities as ridership and proximity to job centers, while its Gillespie Field Station was graded the lowest overall in the state.

The analysis of California’s rail transit system was issued by the nonprofit nonpartisan group Next 10 and prepared by the Center for Law, Energy and Environment at the UC Berkeley School of Law.

October 6, 2015
by Steve Milne
Capital Public Radio

A new scorecard grading California transit rail stations on how well they encourage rider-ship gives Sacramento a "C."

The grading is based on how well station areas connect to amenities and create walk-able areas. UC Berkeley researcher Ethan Elkind says downtown stations scored well.

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