Today’s Headlines

  • Petition Circulating Would Keep BART Out of Downtown Livermore (Mercury News)
  • Bay Citizen Gets Nat Ford’s Appointment Calendar; He Took 53 Days off in 2010
  • BIKE NOPA: “Masonic Proposal Refined to Include New Parking”
  • Future of Commuter Shuttles in San Mateo County Uncertain (San Mateo Daily Journal)
  • Bay Area Transit Fares “Have Increased by More than Double the Inflation Rate” (SF Examiner)
  • Examiner Editorial: “Runaway Transit Fares Fueled by Pay, Benefits”
  • Man in His 50s Struck by Driver in Richmond District Crosswalk (BCN via SF Appeal)
  • Final EIR Released on DesertXpress High-Speed Rail Project (Las Vegas Sun)
  • Ca. High-Speed Rail Authority to Apply for Florida Money (Merced Sun-Star)
  • Non-Cycling Amsterdam Residents More Critical of Motorists (Nieus uit Amsterdam)
  • Cable Car Lines Shutting Down for Renovation Project (SF Examiner, City Insider)
  • Have You Voted Streetsblog Best Transportation Site at Treehugger Yet? Give Us Some Love!

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • SB is up against some green car blog for first in the Treehugger thing–we must prevail! Vote or…?

  • Justin, I found that a bit odd as well as I watched the votes start to tally up. “Green” car blog? Oxymoron anyone?

  • ROFL

    http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=8573

    “The agency anticipated repayment in 2007, after voters passed a proposition allowing gas taxes to be allocated to transit.”

    “That was the first time around of $4 gas, so that fund got very large,” he said. “But instead of allocating the funds to transit, the state took them. So we never quite got the money.”

    Gas Taxes are fixed, not a percentage. When gas prices went to $4, consumption went down, ergo any “fund” would actually be *less* large.

  • Is the comment section going to be changing on sf.streetsblog like it has on the NYC site?

  • Yes, Mike, I’ll have a post about it sometime this week.

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