Today’s Headlines

  • In Pilot Program, Muni "Ambassadors" Will Help Keep Watch on Two Lines (KTVU)
  • Study Finds Budget Woes Led Muni to Defer $1.9 Billion in Investments to System (City Insider)
  • Problems with Clipper Cards Continue (CBS5, The Appeal)
  • Ca. High-Speed Rail Authority Refines Route to Address Peninsula Concerns (Merc, Business Journal)
  • Andrew Ross: "High-Speed Rail Factions on Display" at Yesterday’s CHSRA Meeting
  • Demolition of Old Transbay Terminal Set to Begin Saturday Morning (SF Gate
  • Affordable Housing Project for New African American Center May Be in Jeopardy (SF Gate)
  • CalWatch: "Can Injecting Carbon Emissions Underground Really Be Safe?" 
  • Cotati Gets $1.5 Million MTC Grant to Build Transit Hub Along SMART Route (Press Democrat)
  • "Amtrak" Joe Biden Needs to Start Taking Transit on His NYC Junkets (Post via Streetsblog NY)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • I know where MUNI could get $1.56B of capital to make up for that lost investment in the system. Just saying.

  • Ready the branders and design execs!

    In two years time Translink/Clipper will need another overhaul to distance the card from its persistent delays and errors. And anyhow the current name makes me think of a grandma looking through coupons….

  • Justin, the thing that worries me is they put a hard date on getting off of the paper passes and it is fast approaching. I haven’t (knock on wood) had much trouble with the card since I got it. I have the auto load set up to add $30 when I drop below $10, and after the first time (which took 2 days) it now reloads within hours. And Caltrain, usually the error is with the reader, and even that happens rarely.

    But MUNI fast pass loading sounds insane. I guess my wife is in for a bumpy ride, but luckily she bikes or walks to work 99% of the time. She just gets the pass for errands, going out and the rainy season.

    Once it becomes the majority of users on the system, I have a bad feeling it is going to buckle under the weight. Time will tell. Question, once the MTA gets rid of the paper passes, is there any amount of Clipper fail that might bring them back?

  • UMM – WHAT DOES THIS MEAN???

    http://webaccess.sftc.org/scripts/magic94/Mgrqispi94.dll?APPNAME=IJS&PRGNAME=ROA22&arguments=-aCPF05505509

    LAW AND MOTION 301, PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED ON JULY 13, 2010, PETITIONERS COALITION FOR ADEQUATE REVIEW, NINTY-NINE PERCENT AND ROB ANDERSON’S OBJECTIONS TO CITY AND COUNTY OF FRANCISCO’S RETURN TO WRIT OF MANDATE IS OVERRULED. JUDGE PETER J. BUSCH

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