Today Headlines

  • Rep. James Oberstar: Now’s the Time to Tax Mileage (AP)
  • 405 Freeway Widening Moving Forward in L.A. (LAT)
  • New Smog Report Card Gives Most California Counties an "F" (Merc)
  • 60 Percent of Americans Live in Unhealthy Air (Sac Bee)
  • What Does Arlen Specter’s Party Switch Mean for Climate Legislation? (Grist)
  • Lawyer for BART Officer Wants D.A. Removed From Shooting Case (SF Examiner)
  • More Rendering Detail of New Transbay Terminal (Curbed SF)
  • Scofflaw ATV and Dirt Bike Riders Menace New Haven Streets (Design NH via Streetsblog.net)
  • Nap Time on Muni (Muni Diaries

Streetsblog San Francisco is in New York City this week for the Livable Streets Initiative party. We’ll have coverage of Thursday’s MTA meeting to adopt a final budget, but will be posting lightly. We’ll return to a normal schedule Monday.

  • The rendering of the new Transbay terminal makes me want to weep. I want it now. Yes, there are things to be criticized (the funiculars are silly, though anyone with sense will take the escalators so I suppose they’re okay, and hello, where are the renderings of beautiful secure bike storage areas?) but in general I just hope I live long enough to see it. 2018 (when the underground rail lines to the terminal are expected to be completed) is a loooooonnnggg ways away. Given how important this is, couldn’t we speed things up?

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