Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Chief Nat Ford Leading Candidate for D.C. Airports Job (SF Gate, WaPo)
  • The Future of BART’s General Manager, Dorothy Dugger, Remains Uncertain (Mercury News)
  • New BART West Dublin-Pleasanton Station Opens (KTVU)
  • Bay Area Transit Agencies Could Save Money by Merging Administrative Costs (SF Examiner)
  • At Public Hearing, Riders Urge Caltrain Not to Close Stations (SM Daily Journal)
  • BIKE NOPA: “City Streets Get Stuck with Middling Scores”
  • Twitter Deal Includes Promise of Improved Muni Service in Mid-Market (Bay Citizen)
  • Progress on SB375 Implementation But More Aggressive Policies are Needed (HealthyCal)
  • Lowenthal Wants to “Shake Up” California High-Speed Rail Board (AP, SM Daily Journal)
  • Central Valley Republicans Want HSR Money to Widen Freeways (CAHSR Blog)
  • Santa Cruz Police Chief to Propose Licensing Bicyclists (Santa Cruz Sentinel via Merc)
  • 25-year-old Man Walking on Skyline Blvd. Killed by Drunk Driver in Pacifica (SF Gate)
  • Cable Car Crashes Into 30-Stockton Bus in Russian Hill; Minor Injuries (BCN via SF Appeal)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • “They told the executives that the city could increase Muni service, police foot patrols and street-cleaning services in the area to make the gritty neighborhood safer and more attractive… ”

    Gee city hall folks, maybe if you provided good transit service, police service, street & sidewalk cleaning service and eliminated the payroll tax citywide, you wouldn’t have all this vacant commercial property in the first place?

    That approach seems a lot more fair than providing special deals when a big company threatens to leave.

  • I’d love to hear more about Dugger. There hasn’t been much review on why she is being asked to step down. I think I read something about the handling of OAC with the Feds, but still a bit confused. Anyone have further insight or a link to an article explaining things? Thanks.

    Eric at Transbay blog had a very nice write up on the West Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.

  • Walter

    “As general manager, Dugger has helped negotiate $100 million in employee labor concessions and presided over an $8 million budget surplus, a stark contrast to the dire financial straits facing other Bay Area transit operators.”

    Oh well, I can see why we wouldn’t want more of that!