Today’s Headlines

  • Who’s in Charge at BART? Leadership Questioned (SF Examiner)
  • Hackers Target Cops in Latest BART Cyber-Attack (SF Gate, Bay Citizen)
  • Jerry Brown Calls for Calif. High-Speed Rail to Move Forward (Sac Bee)
  • Caltrain Releases Long-Awaited Corridor Capacity Study for HSR (SF Gate, Merc)
  • WaPo Columnist: CAHSR is “Not Necessarily” a Boondoggle
  • MTC Rescinds Vote to Move to San Francisco (Oak Trib, BCN via Appeal, SF Gate)
  • Online Service Zimride “Matches Drivers, Passengers” (SF Gate)
  • AC Transit Removes Redundant Bus Stop on the 51A Line (Living in the O)
  • SMART Board Approves New Financial Plan (Press Democrat)
  • Pimp Your Ride: The Bold Italic’s Guide to “Blinging Out Your Bike”
  • From Toronto: “How I Became a Cargo Bike Revolutionary” (The Grid)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Jake McGoldrick’s op-ed criticizing the Central Subway doesn’t make the cut? 

  • mikesonn

    Rob, print only for the time being.

  • mikesonn

    Question, do police ride BART for free? I was sitting on Caltrain last night and I saw a plain clothed person wave a badge and walk through the swinging door at Millbrae . It did not appear that she was on official business (officers should tag in and out to track their presence while in the system anyway).

  • Kevin C

    I think all BART employees and maybe other employees can ride the system for free. It may extend to immediate family too.

  • mikesonn

    Shouldn’t they receive tickets to use though?

  • said tickets would all find their way to Craig’s List

  • mikesonn

    Tie it to Clipper with proper ID. But BART and Clipper don’t seem to work well together.

  • mikesonn

    Tie it to Clipper with proper ID. But BART and Clipper don’t seem to work well together.

  • mikesonn

    Since I’m rolling with topic starters today, here’s another.

    Sitting on the 30 yesterday on 3rd St between Mission and Market. We missed at least 10 light cycles because of cars blocking the box (drivers going east on Market and getting stuck in the intersection). I finally went to chat with the driver since we weren’t moving anywhere. He said the operators regularly complain and nothing has been done. Also, he told me he once had to wait 25 minutes (!!!!) to get through the intersection. Blocking the box is also a really big problem at Folsom @ 3rd. And this is just a bus line, pedestrians have to deal with this all over SOMA.

    How hard is it to have SFPD do random enforcement of blocking the box? Apparently, extremely difficult.

  • They’ll enforce it at Bay Bridge entrances where the aggrieved party is in a private vehicle.

  • mikesonn

    @twitter-14678929:disqus  Amen. Priorities are pretty clear.

  • David Sawyer

    On the Internet now.

  • icarus12

    Great article on cargo bikes.  For anyone with children or considering having them, yes, you can transport them by bike!  I am so pleased.  Unfortunately, my wife thinks taking children on one’s bike is too dangerous.  Huge dispute.  Would love it if anyone had any statistics or studies about this.  It’s my impression that riding cautiously I would actually be protecting the children more than driving them around in a car.  Am I nuts?  Please help.

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