Today’s Headlines

  • Caltrans Still Resistant to Putting a Bike Lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (Marin IJ
  • Pedestrian Activation Buttons Installed at the Dangerous Intersection of Fell/Masonic (SF Citizen)
  • Amtrak Funding in Danger of Being Cut (Trains for America)
  • Conductor in L.A. Metrolink Crash Raised Concerns About Engineer’s Cell Phone Use (LAT)
  • Is There Really Such a Thing as a "Green Car?" (scaledown via Streetsblog Network)
  • Opponents of Sonoma County Asphalt Plant Considering Lawsuit (Press Democrat)
  • Exploratorium Construction on the Embarcadero Could Threaten Marine Life (SF Examiner)
  • Debunking Transportation Myths About L.A. (Freakonomics)
  • Historic Fox Theater Reopens in Oakland (CBS5)
  • Bikes in Brazil: Chris Carlsson’s Journey to Bike-Friendly Belem (Nowtopian)
  • Amazing that the Fox has reopened. Ten years ago, I worked across the street from it, and looking out the window you could see that the theater and all the storefronts around it were abandoned – except for one store whose business was fixing broken pool cues.

    That is a very unusual business, and I finally realized that there is only one way it could have survived: it must have been common for people to get in fights in pool halls and to bash each other over the head with their cues – which helped them win the fight but also broke the cue, creating business for this store

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Taxi Drivers Protest Outside City Hall But Strike “Fails to Materialize” (SF Gate, SF Examiner) SFMTA Declares First Week of Nx Judah Express Bus Pilot a Success (SF Appeal) Yee’s Protests of Ford’s Severance Contradicted by Past Votes to Raid Muni Funds (Bay Citizen) More on SFMTA Deputy Director Carter Rohan’s Resignation (SF Examiner) Man Killed […]

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Driver Sought in Fatal Hit-and-Run of Pedestrian in Mission (SF Examiner, SF Gate) Member of SFMTA Paint Crew Shot and Wounded by “Angry Driver” (SF Gate) Ed Lee “Key” to Forcing Nat Ford Out of SFMTA (Matier & Ross) Examiner Op-Ed: SFMTA Needs Strong Leadership Supported by Rank-and-File New Fares Boxes Being Installed on SamTrans’ […]

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Scott James’ Shoddy Attempt to Stir Bike Plan Opposition (Bay Citizen) SF Planning Commission Approves Treasure Island Plan (SF Gate) Chron Editorial: “Keeping California High-Speed Rail Plan on Track” Hearing Today for Muni Driver Caught Texting While Driving (KTVU) More on GG Bridge District Hearing on Cyclist Speed Limit from BCN via KTVU More Coverage […]

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Low Expectations for High-Speed Rail at NYU Conference (Streetsblog NY) California HSR Bidding Could Begin in Late 2011 (Biz Journal via Infrastructurist)  LA Times: "A High-Speed Zip Across Europe by Train" Software Called "Fleet Focus" Will Track SF City Vehicle Usage (SF Examiner) Central Subway Construction Will Mean End of SOMA Gas Station (SF Examiner) […]