Today’s Headlines

  • KTVU Report: "BART Officials Spending Big on Travel and Food" 
  • Meantime, Labor Negotiations Between BART and Unions "Drag On"  (ABC7)
  • Chronicle Op-Ed: "Expectations Grow, Funding Shrinks for Transit" 
  • Great Piece in The Nation About Why the Feds Should Fund Transit Service
  • School Bus Fees Set to Go Up in Santa Rosa (Press Democrat)  
  • Santa Rosa Transit System Gets Four New Hybrid Buses (Santa Rosa CityBus)
  • Safety Concerns Raised for End of New Ped/Bike Path on the Benicia-Martinez Bridge (Coco Times)
  • New Sensors in Marin County Will Help Give Bicyclists a Green Light (CBS5)
  • LA MTA Board Decides to Open Carpool Lanes to Solo Drivers for a Toll (LAT)
  • Blumenauer: New Transpo Bill "Extraordinarily Unlikely" Before October (WSJ)
  • Guardian UK Calls Play in London About Cycling a "Theatrical Revolution"

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Today’s Headlines

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Report: BART Police Mishandled Disturbance That Led to Fatal Shooting (Matier & Ross, ABC7) Menlo Park Resident Files Lawsuit in Attempt to Thwart High-Speed Rail Plans (Merc) SF Supes Approve Contract to Renovate 16 Historic Streetcars (Market Street Railway Blog) Press Democrat: "Santa Rosa Bus Drivers Agree to Pay Concessions" Portland and Seattle Having "Free […]

Today’s Headlines

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BART Rush Hour Bike Access Pilot Starting This Friday (SF Examiner) SF Weekly: Distracted SF Pedestrians “Just as Problematic” as Distracted Drivers Supes to Consider Waving Fees for Non-Profit Parking Lots (SF Examiner) Parking Meters May be Coming to SF Zoo (SFGate) SF Taxi Driver Robs Passenger at Knifepoint, Flees (SF Weekly) Santa Rosa Bicyclist […]
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A Transit Education in Santa Rosa

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Introducing students to the awesomeness of bus travel. (Photo: Santa Rosa CityBus) I started riding the public bus to get to school in New York City when I was about nine or ten years old. It was a trip that took half an hour or so each way, including a walk of several blocks from […]

The Challenges in Getting Transit Funded

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One of the most unusual members of the Streetsblog Network is the Santa Rosa CityBus blog, written by staffers from the municipal bus system in that Northern California city and "intended to highlight for the public some of the activities, efforts and challenges of operating a bus system in a mid-size California city." It’s a […]

Today’s Headlines

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BART Extending Richmond-Millbrae Direct Weekday Service to 8 p.m. (BART.gov) C.W. Nevius Frets About Crash Potential of Protected Bike Lanes, Despite Lack of Crashes Muni Report Finds Poor Oversight of Maintenance Tools (SF Exam) KALW Visits Market Street’s Past and Future Bay Area Bike Advocates Share Ideas at Long Beach Pro-Walk/Bike Conference (Examiner.com) Driver in Fatal Walnut Creek Crash Had […]

Living Near Transit: TOD 201

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From Greenbelt Alliance: Santa Rosa has a great opportunity to create a complete and environmentally sustainable neighborhood near the North Santa Rosa SMART station. City staff and leaders are planning what will go where. Join us on June 15 for “Living Near Transit: TOD 201.” Last summer, we visited transit-oriented development in the East Bay […]