Today’s Headlines

  • BART Delayed After Man in Wheelchair Falls on Tracks at Powell Station (SF Examiner, Coco Times)
  • BART Approves Taser Stun Guns for All of Its Police Officers (SF Examiner, CBS 2, Coco Times)
  • BART Board Moves to End Secret Committee Meetings (Coco Times)
  • Coco Times Editorial: BART Board Must Take Quick Action to Rectify Serious Mistakes
  • Bill to Add San Jose, Oakland Seats on MTC Passes Assembly (Mercury News)
  • Tea Party Members Troll ‘Plan Bay Area’ Meeting, Call Smart Growth ‘New World Order’ (Bay Citizen)
  • How Has 511 Helped You? MTC Offers iPad for Best Video Submission (SF Examiner)
  • Mission Local Chronicles a Community Planning Meeting
  • More on the SFPD Comments on the Ineffectiveness of the Sit/Lie Law (SFBG, Bay Citizen)
  • Caltrain, BART, VTA Running Sunday Schedules on Memorial Day (Mercury News)
  • Studies: Long Commutes Cause Obesity, Neck Pain, Loneliness, Divorce, Stress, and Insomnia (Slate)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

Editor’s note: We’re taking Monday off for Memorial Day. See you back here on Tuesday.

  • Anonymous

    Cyclist hurt in Los Gatos crash.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_18149847?nclick_check=1 

    Note the active tense “he

    rode his bicycle into an SUV”

  • Anonymous

    There’s some good stuff in that Mission Local article:

    “I will never ride a bus in the city,” said the man in the audience.” I did it twice. It was horrible. I’m never doing it again. I have
    enough adventure in my life.” […] “the part of the Mission that I
    live in is very industrial. There’s no easy way for me to get anywhere
    farther than eight blocks around me [other] than using my car. And I’m
    scared to bike in this city. No matter how many bike lanes you put in,
    I’m not biking. So are there other options?”

    “We’ve been discussing teleporting,” said Wertheim, “but we’re having trouble securing the funding.”