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Today’s Headlines

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BART Board Swears in Chief (SFExaminer) More on BART to the Richmond District (Curbed) Sexual Battery Reported on BART Train (SFExaminer, SFChron) Brooklyn Basin Affordable Housing Deal (EastBayTimes) Apartments Planned for Jack London Square Parking Lot (SFExaminer) Scott Wiener’s Transportation Tax Threshold Bill Fails (LATimes) Busker of BART’s Coliseum Station (SFChron) Best SF Parks for […]

Today’s Headlines

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BART Hires Consultant to Study Daly City Derailment (EastBayTimes) More on Out of Service BART Cars (BizTimes) Police Radios Don’t work in Transit Tunnels (SFChron) Congestion Fee Proposed for Uber and Lyft (SFExaminer) More on Alamo Square Park (Hoodline, SFExaminer) Future of Old Geneva Car Barn (Hoodline) Taxi Crashes onto Sidewalk on Haight Street (SFExaminer) […]
Linear transportation routes carrying riders who walk the last few blocks from their origins and to their destinations. Sound familiar? Image: Uber
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Uber’s Latest Feature Reinvents the Wheels on the Bus

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Uber is rolling out a new feature that will encourage people who use its shared-ride service in New York to walk to the nearest intersection, instead of getting picked up at their door. The company hopes that by avoiding looping through congested Manhattan to pick up and drop off multiple people, it will make trips faster and easier -- but Uber is trying to solve a problem that buses solved generations ago.