Today’s Headlines

  • BART Labor Talks Continue With "More Ground" to Cover; Midnight Deadline Tonight (ABC7, CBS5)
  • Former State Senator Don Perata Blasts Proposed Oakland Airport Connector (KCBS)
  • Mercury News Editorial Urges Legislators to Get High-Speed Rail Poison Out of Budget
  • While the SF Examiner Rips HSR Funding As "Pork" Spending and a "Luxury" 
  • Cities Aren’t Getting Their Share of Stim Funds — Job Creation Suffers (NYT)
  • Calls Grow Louder for Second Stim Bill Geared Toward Infrastructure (The Hill)
  • Climate Bill Funnels Way More Cash to Coal and Oil Than to Transit (Washington Independent)
  • Study Says Santa Rosa Drivers Are Among the State’s "Safest" (Press Democrat)
  • ABC7 I-Team: Four "Taxi Medallion Holders Face Charges of Fraud"
  • Chevron Will Appeal Ruling Stopping Richmond Refinery Expansion (SF Gate)
  • Massachusetts Boy Gets His Wish to Ride SF’s Historic Trolleys (Merc)
  • Bicycling Becoming a "Normal and Recommended Activity" (With Photo Essay) (Daily Kos)
  • How to Build Schools That Don’t Feel Like Wal-Marts (Switchboard via Streetsblog.net)

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Senate Stimulus Bill Contains $2 Billion for High-Speed Rail (CHSRB) Schumer Outlines Plan to Provide More Stim Money for Public Transit (NY1) MTA To Consider Paying Millions in Muni Crash Settlements (SF Gate)  SF Mayor Wants to Cut Legal Fund That Helps Tenants Facing Ellis Act Evictions (Beyond Chron) And He’s Against Putting Tax Measures […]

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Small Group of Peninsula NIMBYs Seem Intent on Killing HSR (Palo Alto Daily, ABC7) But They Should Take a Look at Grade Separations in Some European Cities (CHSRB) Caltrain Releases New Ticket Book; Makes Some Schedule Adjustments (Merc) FRA Easing Light Rail Restrictions for Diesel Multiple Units? (Cap’n Transit) $50 Million Lawsuit Filed Over BART […]

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Bay Bridge Remains Closed with No Estimate for Reopening (SF Gate, ABC7, NYT) "Bridge Closure Reminds Us of BART Capacity Needs" (21st Century Urban Solutions) Hayward BART Station Reopens After 7-Hour Power Outage (ABC7) 5-year-old Cupertino Boy Dies After Being Run Over by Teacher Driving SUV (SF Gate) Accused L.A. Road Rage Doc Denies Trying […]

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Some SJ City Leaders Consider Banning Bicyclists from Riding with Dogs After Fatal Incident (Merc) HSRA Releases "Alternatives Analysis" for High-Speed Rail from SF to SJ (Merc) BART, City Officials Break Ground on Warm Springs Extension (CBS5) Oakland PD Begins Crackdown on Disabled Parking Placard Abuse (ABC7) More on the Pleasant Hill Crash That Left […]

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Media Coverage of Better Market Street Trial Generally Positive (SF Gate, ABC7, Merc) European Bicycle Planners Tour the Bay Area; Give Talk at SFMTA (SF Appeal, NBC11, KCBS) U.S. DOT Distracted Driving Summit Starts Today: Follow It Here (Fast Lane via Streetsblog.net) Governor Schwarzenegger to Host "Global Climate Summit"; Sponsors Include Chevron (Sac Bee) Climate […]

Todays’ Headlines

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LaHood’s Transpo Bill Delay Like a "Bomb Being Dropped" on Oberstar’s Committee (AP, NYT) High-Speed Railing Funding will Be Doled Out Starting in September (AFP) But CHSRB Says Funding Criteria is "Fuzzy"; Political Clout will Help First High-Speed Commuter Rail Service Makes Debut in Britain (Guardian UK) Bay Area Transit Agencies Won’t Use Stim Funds […]