Today’s Headlines

  • No Major Problems Saturday as Muni Rolls out Service Changes (SFGate)
  • Mayor Newsom: Muni System Changes will Improve Efficiency (SF Examiner)
  • Drop in Ridership Causing Financial Problems for BART (KCBS)
  • More on Plan for Mid-Market Mall with 201-Space Parking Garage (SFGate)
  • Victim Recovering from Hit-and-Run Crash in the Presidio (KCBS)
  • Sheriff Recommends Charges Against School Van Driver who Killed Boy in Cupertino (Merc)
  • Underground High-Speed Rail Trains Unlikely at Diridon Station (Merc)
  • SMART Directors to Hear Public Comment on Bike Racks on Trains (Press Dem)
  • Study Finds "Women More Afraid to Use Mass Transit" (KCBS)
  • There’s Hope for State DOTs: Texas Adopts a Street Design Manual for Walkable Urbanism (Citiwire)
  • Can the Cellular Industry Be Held Liable for Distracted Driving Deaths? (NYT)
  • DIY Streets: London Neighbors Tame Traffic on Their Own (Guardian via How We Drive)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Mayor Newsom: “It is crucial to remember, though, that public transportation is part of what makes San Francisco a great city, and we have to make tough decisions to see it succeed.”

    Oh, you mean like extending parking meter hours and raising rates? I’m sorry, I misunderstood – you are only talking about raising MUNI fares and cutting service. Double speak is fun!

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