While the Economy Grows, Americans Continue to Drive Less
Joyce Park stashed this in Bicycling
In the Bay Area, homes and offices close to public transit command a growing premium. Our biggest problem is that too many people want to ride the trains, and we have a severe shortage of rolling stock due to underinvestment in the past and an upcoming change to electrification.
It's interesting to think of cars (and car ownership) as having peaked, historically.
They won't go away tomorrow but they have begun their long decline.
I do wish the Bay Area would offer more trains but as you point out we're waiting on electric.