Today’s Headlines

  • SPUR Transpo Director, Dave Snyder, Appointed to GG Bridge Commish (Fog City Journal)
  • Muni Overtime Budget Runneth Way Over (SF Gate)
  • BART Police Oversight Bill in Committee Limbo (SFBG)
  • One Potential Vision for Removing the Remaining Central Freeway (Transbay Blog)
  • Tufts Researchers Study Health Risks of Living Near Freeways (Globe via Planetizen)
  • San Diego Public Transit on Life Support While Freeways Expand (Planetizen
  • Some Design Examples for Greening Public Transit (NRDC via Overhead Wire, Pedestrianist)
  • SFBG: Will SF Use "Green Jobs" Money to Lift Up Working Class? 
  • Legislators Send Letter to Interior Sec Opposing Oil Drilling Off Ca.Coast (Ca. Progress Report)
  • Midwest Govs Ask for $3.5B in High-Speed Rail Stim Funds (Transport Politic via Streetsblog.net)
  • Kudos to Dave Snyder!

  • How can we get the city to start developing a plan for removing the remaining Central Freeway? In the age of global warming, is it possible that SF might actually get moving and develop a plan to do this?

  • Bravo Dave!

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