Today’s Headlines

  • SF Examiner Reports on Neighbors Frustrations Over Masonic Ave
  • Two More Injury Collisions Reported on Masonic (BIKE NOPA)
  • Electeds, SFPD Captain Endorse Masonic Redesign Plan (BIKE NOPA)
  • 67-year-old Driver Runs Over, Kills Her Boyfriend in San Jose (Mercury News)
  • N-Judah Chronicles Launches Petition Opposing Buyout of Nat Ford’s Contract
  • Muni Attempts to Reduce Operators’ “Premium Pay During Off Hours” (SF Examiner)
  • Muni-BART Contract “Laughed” Out of Supes Committee (Melissa Griffin)
  • Bay Guardian: “Avalos and Chiu Vie for Bike Vote at Sunday Streets”
  • What Will It Take to Revive SF’s Civic Center Area? (Beyond Chron)
  • Bicyclists and Drivers Complain About Signal Sensors (Roadshow)
  • Caltrain Orders Trains to Slow Down Through Palo Alto Crossing (Merc)
  • Bay Citizen: “Would You Live on Treasure Island?”
  • Federal HSR Funds for California “For Less Than Hoped” (Merc)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • mikesonn

    Masonic: I think redlight cameras are needed, but the street still promotes 35+ mph traffic. If someone is going to blow a redlight, a camera isn’t going to stop them.

  • david vartanoff

    IINM SF is contractually required to pay Ford severance UNLESS he can be found guilty of some malfeasance. That said, the next charter change should be a cap on the ED salary and benefits package.

  • mikesonn

    BART / Muni contract:

    “The new contract begins with a $1.7 million payment to BART as a retroactive rate increase. Then, instead of future increments based on the consumer price index, we will rely on the zany BART price index, paying additional money according to the percentage BART’s fares go up until 2012. After that, the reimbursement amount would swell by the same amount of any BART fare increase, penny for penny, until 2018.”

    Who the hell does Nat Ford work for? BART is a leech and is working to suck the life out of every transit agency in the bay area.

    On that note, I signed Greg’s petition.

  • david vartanoff

    @ Mikesonn and all, Spot on about BART leeching from Muni (and ALL other transit). Now that Muni is part of Clipper, BART should honor single fares as well as passes. And SFMTA should return to ALL passes good on BART. instead of the two tier system. We the taxpaying riders deserve no less.

  • Sean

    I say put Nat in the mailroom and let one of his competent deputies take over. Wait for the contract to be over, then send him packing.

  • FrankT

    If you want to control speed, then speed camera’s are the solution. They’re widespread in Europe and, I believe, a couple of States here.

    Of course, the same problem exists here as with red light camera’s – the pics have to affirmatively id the driver. Canny drivers know how to evade that. In Europe, the owner is presumed to be the driver, but not here.

  • FrankT

    If you want to control speed, then speed camera’s are the solution. They’re widespread in Europe and, I believe, a couple of States here.

    Of course, the same problem exists here as with red light camera’s – the pics have to affirmatively id the driver. Canny drivers know how to evade that. In Europe, the owner is presumed to be the driver, but not here.

  • mikesonn

    Nevermind the fact that the gas tax hasn’t been raised since the mid 1990’s and has actually gone down in real dollars. Governor Christie still fights the straw man.