Today’s Headlines

  • California High-Speed Rail will Get $2.35 Billion in Stimulus Funds (SF Examiner, KCBS, SFGate)
  • More on MTC’s Approval of Funds for the BART Oakland Airport Connector (CBS5)
  • The New York Times Bay Area Blog Weighs in on the Bay Bridge Bike Lane Campaign
  • BART To Pay $1.5M In Death of Oscar Grant (CBS5)
  • Drivers Not Penalized for Hitting Pedestrians, Even if the Pedestrian is a Cop (The Snitch)
  • Bay Area Toll Authority Approves Bridge Toll Increase (KGO)
  • Legislative Analyst’s Office Concludes Speeding Camera Law "Merits Legislative Consideration" (Merc)
  • New Bike Racks Sprouting Around NOPA (Bike NOPA)
  • Gov’t Scholar, Former Indy Mayor: Chicago
    Parking Privatization
    Got a Bum Rap (Governing)
  • Bailout-Declining Ford Reaps First Yearly Profit Since 2005 (NYT)

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