Today’s Headlines

  • If Nat Ford Left the SFMTA, He Would “Leave a Mixed Legacy” (SF Examiner)
  • Big Rig Crashes Into Muni LRV, Injuring Six People at 3rd and 23rd Streets (SF Exam)
  • Mechanical Problem on L-Taraval Train Causes Muni Metro Delays (SF Examiner, BCN via Appeal)
  • James Fang: “Maintaining Funding for Transit Key to Healthy State Economy” (SF Examiner)
  • SF Judge Sides with Plaintiffs in Lawsuit Over CARB’s Cap-and-Trade Plan (SF Gate, Merc)
  • KCET: Calif. Agriculture Industry “Ready to Battle High-Speed Rail”
  • Sonoma County to Spend $175,000 for Study on New Parking Lot (Press Democrat)
  • Too Many Overweight Americans Are Making Buses Unsafe (USA Today)
  • NPR: “The End of the Road: Saying Goodbye to Freeways”

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Yes, the state raided Muni, and other transit agencies, but I also don’t remember hearing any uproar from Ford or any other transit official. TEP could have been great but it was pretty much used to only justify cuts and there never seemed to any intention to bring about the added service to offset those cuts.

    Ford fell flat. No way to sugar coat it.

  • icarus12

    Could anyone tell me if the TEP plan to eliminate some bus stops has gone forward? Was riding the #1 today and it stopped every block going downhill on Sacramento Street. That doesn’t make sense to me, because it’s pretty easy to walk a couple blocks downhill, unlike the steep uphill parts. There’s even one block, between Polk and Van Ness where the bus stops twice. Anyway, I thought TEP was to be applied to major lines first, and the #1 seems pretty major to me.