Today’s Headlines

  • Hit-and-Run Rampage Suspect Described by Ex-Roomy as "Avid Cyclist" (SF Gate)
  • 25-year-old Man Killed by Driver on Hwy. 101 in Brisbane Hit-and-Run (BCN via CBS5)
  • High-Speed Rail Connection from Stockton to SJ Hinges on BART Livermore Extension (Coco Times)
  • HSR Route from Victorville to Las Vegas Could Begin Construction in 2011 (San Bernardino Sun)
  • Chronicle Writes About TransForm’s Car-Free Challenge; Features Concord Family (SF Gate)
  • Mayor Newsom’s "Unwavering" Position on Proposed Sit/Lie Ordinance (SF Examiner)
  • Survey Finds Number of Socal Drivers Who Text Behind the Wheel Has Doubled (Roadshow
  • Rob Sadowsky, Chicago’s Active Trans Director, Leaving Soon for Portland
  • Merc: "Now Bike Riders Have Their Own Smart-Phone Navigation Systems"
  • 1,900 Cyclists Begin 545-Mile AIDS Lifecycle Ride from SF to LA (SF Gate)
  • SFBC to Offer Valet Bicycle Parking at the Ferry Building (Bay Area Transit, City Insider
  • SF Examiner Writes About Effort to Use Toll Money for Bay Bridge Bike Path
  • Women Who Bike: Merylee Smith Bingham and Rees (BIKE NOPA, Bikes and the City)
  • Busy Sacramento Light-Rail Station Closes for Repairs (Sac Bee)
  • Jeffrey W. Baker

    I have a great idea! Instead of a HSR line from Stockton to Livermore, continuing on by BART, why not just toss the BART line and run the HSR to Pleasanton? Later, why not scrap BART in stages all the way to Castro Valley? Then we can dump the entire Dublin/Pleasanton/Livermore line. Eventually the HSR would terminate at Oakland Jack London Square.

  • I see MANY more drivers texting behind the wheel then I did just two months ago. One lady was driving down Columbus, right next to me, texting away and had her sun roof open. I said something to her, but I think it must have been an important text as she didn’t even look up at the road, let alone me.

  • JohnB

    Mike, I suspect that iniating a discussion through an open sunroof is probably at least as distracting to a driver as glancing at a text message.

    But as someone who has been both rear-ended by someone texting, and nearly knocked over at a pedestrian intersection by a cell-phone using driver, it is clear to me that whatever laws we have against something that has been shown to be as dangerous as driving drunk, they are neither sufficient nor effective.

    If the amount of texting is really growing, it may in fact be the growth of smart phones with GPS navigation apps.

  • Oh yes, JohnB. I am to blame. You are right. Glad you could chime in.

  • I suspect that arresting David Mark Clark is at least as much to blame for him being in jail as the fact he ran over 4 people.

  • Yeah, we wouldn’t want to startle a motorist while she’s texting and driving…very distracting from her little conversation!

  • Good job, Mike – gotta say something, can’t let bullies run free and think the practice is acceptable.


Today’s Headlines

Republican-Controlled House Would Target Obama’s Environmental Policies (LAT) CARB Unveils Cap-and-Trade Rule for Major California Polluters (SF Gate, Merc) SFMTA Ponders How to Make Up $3 Million Parking Revenue Hit from State (SF Examiner) Second Phase of Planned AC Transit Service Cuts Take Effect (SF Gate) New VTA Hybrid Buses Begin Service Today (Merc) Cyclist […]

Today’s Headlines

Remembering SFMTA Board Dir. Cameron Beach (SF Gate, Market St. Railway) Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Market Street (SF Gate, BCN via Examiner) Woman Killed Friday by Crane Truck Driver Identified as Lourdes Richman (SF Gate) Ken Garcia: SFMTA Chief Nat Ford “Chose a Bad Time to Look at Other Transit Jobs” SFMTA Begins […]

Today’s Headlines

Overflow Crowd Expected for Today’s MTA Board Meeting on Muni Budget (City Insider) Steve Jones: "Muni Cuts Spark Popular Backlash" (SFBG) KALW on March Against Muni Organizers: "Callow, Uninformed and Full of Righteous Fury" Supervisor Chris Daly Wants Study of Dangerous Intersections (SF Examiner) BART Trying to Figure Out How to Close $14 Million Budget […]

Today’s Headlines

None of the Solutions to Stave Off Deep Caltrain Cuts Have Come from Caltrain (SF Examiner) Mercury News Editorial: Defenders of CEO’s $400k Salary Are Out of Touch with Public Reward Offered in SJ Hit-and-Run; Woman Was Struck by Driver, Dragged 2,000 Feet (Merc) BIKE NOPA: “NOPNA Board Stumbles on Masonic Safety Proposal, Requests Neighbors […]

Today’s Headlines

Gap Founder Abandons Plans for Presidio Museum (SF Gate, KCBS) Ray Lahood’s "Streetcar Pep Rally" in Portland, "the Transportation Capital" (Bike Portland) Lahood to Announce Las Vegas to Socal High-Speed Rail Corridor (Las Vegas Sun) Advocates Propose Chicago to St. Louis HSR Line (Progressive Railroading) WaPo: "Metro Failed to Detect Hazard" Before Deadly Crash Novato […]

Today’s Headlines

Bicyclist Critical After Being Hit by Car at Night in Golden Gate Park (BCN via Merc) USC Student Killed in Hit-and-Run While in LA Scramble Crosswalk (LA Now) Bids Due Tomorrow on Contract for BART Warm Springs Extension (Coco Times) Riders Face Learning Curve with New Golden Gate Transit Fare Boxes (Marin IJ) SFMTA Board […]