Today’s Headlines

  • More on Muni Operators Rejecting Concessions from SF Gate, Merc, CBS5
  • Matier & Ross: "BART Spending $800,000 to Define Three Words" 
  • Few City Department Heads Taking Pay Cuts; SFMTA Chief Is, Though (SF Gate)
  • SUV Driver Crashes Into Teahouse in the Castro; Three Injured (ABC7, SF
    Examiner
    )
  • 87-year-old Man Walking to Get His Mail Killed by Driver in Calistoga (Press Democrat)
  • Family of Bicyclist Killed in Crash Wins $2.4 Million Suit Against Menlo Park (Merc)
  • Obama Pledges to Push for New Energy Law Amidst Gulf Disaster (Politico)
  • But the Climate Bill in Congress Won’t Wean Us Off Oil (Takeaway)
  • SFMTA Holding Community Meeting Tomorrow on A Better Masonic (BIKE NOPA)
  • Women Who Bike: Cassidy Blackwell and Amanda (BIKE NOPA, Bikes and the City)
  • Berkeley Revives BRT

    I was surprised to get a phone message last week saying that Berkeley’s City Council will redo its vote on BRT at its meeting of June 22.

    Last time, a motion to have AC Transit study a build alternative LPA failed by a vote of 4-2-2. Rumor has it that the councilmember who was absent last time will vote for the build alternative on June 22. In addition, rumor has it that one councilmember who abstained will vote yes on June 22, so the build alternative may pass by 6-3.

    At the AC Board meeting of June 16, staff had a proposal for the FEIR to study a BRT project that would exclude Berkeley. We managed to convince the board to continue the item to its next meeting of June 23, the day after the city council votes.

    More news to come on June 22 and 23.

  • Rode past the Samovar this morning. It was open, even if one corner is boarded up. I cannot believe an SUV could crash into the Samovar going backwards downhill!?! It’s extremely lucky that on a sunny Sunday afternoon with lots of people around no one was killed.

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