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Today’s Headlines

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AC Transit Board Votes to Raise Fares (SF Gate, Coco Times) A Rundown of the Fare/Service Cuts Facing Bay Area Transit Agencies (Santa Rosa CityBus) Study: Calif. Coastal Cities Must Plan for a Rise in Ocean Levels (SF Gate, LAT, Merc) Van Jones will Take Role as White House Green Jobs Advisor (Alternet) Agency Squabbling […]

Board of Supervisors: Vote on Transbay Transit Center Development Tax

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Developers who are building towers around the Transbay Transit Center in SoMa are fighting to reduce a special property tax that will be levied on developments in the area. The biggest loser could be the downtown rail extension to bring Caltrain and California high-speed rail into the terminal, as funds for the regional rail hub and other long-term projects would disappear. […]

Despite Outcry, MTC Board Approves OAK Connector Funds

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Advocates packed the MTC hearing room Transportation and social justice advocates packed the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) board meeting today to demand that the agency not spend a proposed $70 million of federal stimulus money on the Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) project.  MTC commissioners heard testimony for over two hours from some of the more […]

Will Caltrans Get On Board With a Contraflow Bus Lane on the Bay Bridge?

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The proposal to improve transbay transit with a contraflow bus lane on the Bay Bridge is gaining traction, as the SF Chronicle reported yesterday. The idea has been pushed by proponents at SPUR, AC Transit, and some BART board members for years as a relatively quick and inexpensive solution to move more people between SF and the East Bay. BART is already […]