Today’s Headlines

  • Transit Operators Get Federal Maintenance Funds (Bay Citizen, Examiner, Fast Lane)
  • More on the Gains from Muni’s Sick Leave Policy (CBS)
  • SF District 8 Candidates Spar Over Position on Muni Reform Measure (SFist)
  • VTA Offers Commuter Express Service (CBS, ABC)
  • Some Riders Rave Over WiFi on VTA Express Trains (Merc)
  • ABC Looks at BART’s Use of Data and “Augemented Reality.”
  • Mehserle Lawyer Seeks Second Trial in BART Slay (CBS, CoCo Times, ABC)
  • Public Hearing on Road Closure in Presidio Today (Examiner)
  • Pedestrian Death on Caltrain Likely Suicide (CoCo Times, Examiner)
  • Peninsula Cities Sue, Again, to Stop High Speed Rail (Merc)
  • San Jose Drunk Driver Gets 15 Years for Killing 2 Teens (Merc)
  • Cities Responsible for Bay Pollution, Plastic Bags Newest Culprit (SF Gate)
  • Re SFGate Bay Pollution:

    “Efforts are also under way to slash the most visible types of contamination: cigarette butts, Styrofoam packaging and plastic bags.”

    One thing I’d love to see around the city, but especially North Beach, is a concerted effort to control the cigarette butts. Walking around NB on a Saturday or Sunday morning, all you see is a sea of white specs all over the ground and filling the gutters. I hope to work with the North Beach Chamber in the coming months to have bars put out ashtrays. Also, I have just started blatantly calling people out for tossing their butts (they are littering). The streets are our collective living room and we should all take care of it.

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Elsbernd Campaigns for Muni Operator Salary Ballot Measure (SF Gate) Silver Lining to the Muni Platform Attacks (NBC) Muni Video Implicates Operator for Distracted Driving (NBC) The Long Wait for BART to San Jose (Merc) Livermore Planning Commission Wants Underground BART (CoCo Times) BART Conducts Outreach in Excelsior Community (Examiner) California Looks to China for […]

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Caltrain Approves Fare Increases and Service Cuts (CoCo Times) Despite Woes, Caltrain Admin Staff Get Pay Increases (Merc) Caltrain Ridership Up in August, On-Time Performance Down (Examiner) Campaign by SF Man  to Get Trial Baby Bullet Weekend Service Successful (KALW) Walk to School Day Highlights How Little Americans Walk (ABC) Muni Track Work on J-Church […]

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Details Emerge on Transbay Transit Center Design (SF Gate, Examiner) Pedestrian Pinned Under Muni Bus Dies at SF General (SF Gate, CBS, Examiner) Source: Muni Driver Admits Making Fatal Mistake (ABC) Mayor Newsom Announces New Urban Forest Map of City Trees (SF Gate, Examiner) How Would Bay Area Fare Without Caltrain? (Examiner) Peninsula Cities Reject […]

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Uncertainty Why a BART Train Uncoupled in Transbay Tube (ABC, CoCo Times, BCN via Appeal) Caltrans Releases Voluminous Explanation for Labor Day Bay Bridge Eyebar Failure, Closure (NBC) Power Outage Extinguishes Lights on Bay Bridge (ABC, CoCo Times, KCBS, Merc, NBC) Thorough Early Analysis of the Pros and Cons of Google Maps for Bike (SF […]

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Polk Street Redesign Hearing Tomorrow (Examiner); Chronicle‘s Nevius: It Can’t Satisfy Everyone SF State Gets Larger, More Wheelchair-Accessible Shuttles to Daly City BART (SF Examiner) Sup. Scott Wiener Elected to Chair SF County Transportation Authority (Hoodline – Scroll) MTC Launches “Vital Signs” Website Showing Bay Area’s Progress on Better Transportation (ABC) GJEL Dispels Misconceptions About Adding Third Lane, Bike/Ped Path on […]

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SFMTA Says Muni Service Cuts Could Be Pared Back (SF Gate) SF Weekly Wonders Whether Nat Ford Read Their "Muni Death Spiral" Cover Article Man Killed at Muni Castro Station (SF Gate, KCBS, Examiner, SF Appeal, Examiner) Mission Pedestrian Killed by Muni Bus Remembered by Friends (ABC) BART Fires 2nd Officer in Oscar Grant Shooting […]