Today’s Headlines

  • $70 Million in Redirected OAC Funds "Barely Nicks" Bay Area Transit (SF Gate)
  • SF Examiner: Muni "Driver Salaries Fueling Deficit" 
  • The Examiner Also Looks at Muni’s Crash Rate and 9 High-Profile Crashes in 2010
  • Layoffs Hit Sacramento Regional Transit; Up to 300 Workers Let Go (Sac Bee)
  • Sac Bee Editorial Bemoans the Massive Cuts to Sac RT
  • Barbara Boxer Pledges to Accelerate Transit Projects in Los Angeles (Streetsblog LA)
  • Siemens Plans Expansion at Its Sacramento Light-Rail Plant (Sac Bee)
  • Transbay Blog Examines Supervisor David Chiu’s Garage Legislation; Vote Tomorrow 
  • Mechanical Problem Temporarily Halts BART Service from Concord to Pleasant Hill (SF Gate)
  • Three Arrested in Shooting, Hit-and-Run That Killed North Beach Pedestrian (BCN via SF Appeal)
  • Did Jane Jacobs Ruin New York? (City Room)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • @SF Examiner – “Prisons, police, fire, prison guards salaries fueling state budget deficit”

    Oh, I misread that. Oops.

  • @City Room, I just put the book on hold at the library so I look forward to reading it. However, SF, just like NYC, have become playgrounds for the rich because the rest of the country is building crap. This makes the few places that are livable very expensive. If you took what Jane Jacobs had in mind and put that across the entire US, then we’d still have “middle class working families” (what does that even mean? just typing that makes me want to puke) living in our dense urban areas. Instead, through cheap gas and huge gov’t subsidies we have tracts and tracts of shit out in the hinterlands nice and “cheap” for those who can’t afford it.

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Americans Drove Four Million Fewer Automobiles in 2009 (Globe and Mail via Planetizen) PCOs, Other Workers Plead to Keep Their Jobs Before MTA Board (City Insider) In Chron Op-Ed, Union Chief Claims Muni Driver Pay Has Been "Economical and Fair" (SF Gate) More on Muni Crash Involving 19-Polk Bus; What Can the Camera Tell? (SF […]

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ATU to Resume Negotiations with BART After Rejecting Contract (SF Gate, SF Examiner) Historic Streetcar Hits a Pedestrian at 9th and Market Streets (SF Gate, ABC7, CBS5, SF Appeal) Pedestrian Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver on Van Ness Avenue (SF Examiner) Toll Taker, GG Transit Bus Driver Shot Dead on the Richmond-SR Bridge (SF Gate, CBS5, […]

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Suspect in J-Church Muni Stabbing Arrested (SF Gate) (N-J Chronicles) (NBC) BART Plans Increased Police Presence on Trains (SF Weekly) Is Barney’s New York Store the Newest Ally of Those Opposed to the Central Subway? (Examiner) Don’t Like Suburban Big Boxes? Target’s Bringing Itself to Mint Plaza for Holidays (Examiner) Plans for Revamping Hallidie Plaza […]

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Deal Reached on Senate Stimulus Bill (NYT, HuffPo) House, Senate Versions Differ on Transit (Transport Politic via Streetblog Network) LaHood Says Stim Money Will Go to States, Not Cities (Reuters) Editorial: Transit Cuts Will Hurt California Riders (Sac Bee) Two Pedestrians Struck by Muni Vehicles (SF Examiner, SF Gate) Other Departments "Robbing" Muni Budget (SF […]

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Nat Ford Drama Continues: He’s Still Being Considered for D.C. Job (D.C. Examiner, SF Exam) Twin Peaks, Sunset Muni Tunnels Have Not Been Seismically Tested (SF Examiner) SF Supes Divided on MTC Appointment; Scott Wiener Wins Rules Vote (City Insider) Supes Prez and Mayoral Candidate David Chiu Opposes Waterfront Condos (Bay Citizen) AC Transit Riders […]

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SF Gate: "Battle Over Control Slows Drive for Muni Reform" Muni Operators Set to Receive 5.73 Percent Raise (SF Examiner) LA "Trying to Rekindle Its Long Ago Love Affair with Commuter Rail" (AP via Houston Chronicle) Sacramento Will Study Extending Light-Rail to West Sacramento (Sacramento Press) Driver Arrested in Danville DUI Hit-and-Run After Hitting Bicyclist, […]