Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA to Compromise Transit First and Safety Measures on Mission (SFExaminer)
  • More on Guerrilla Safety Improvements (SFist)
  • More on Stockton Street (SFChron)
  • SF Supes Wrangle over Governor’s By Right Housing Bill (SFExaminer)
  • Seasonal Dip in Housing but Still More Inventory than Last Year (Socketsite)
  • On Operating BART (SFChron)
  • Goodbye to SF Gas Stations (ABC7)
  • More on Millennium Tower Sinking (Hoodline)
  • SF Supes Approve Caltrain Electrification Plan (SFExaminer)
  • High-Speed Rail Board Set to Approve $713 Million for Caltrain Electrification (DailyJournal)
  • USDOT Grants VTA $2.5 Million for Electric Buses (SFBay)
  • Finalists for Muni Art (MassTransit)

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  • re: Caltrain electrification

    Nearly a billion dollars and Caltrain still won’t reach downtown SF in the next 20 years.

    Nearly a hundred billion later and HSR still misses the mark. After all is said and done traveling from SF to Sacto will remain the same by train…MUNI to the Embarcadero, bus to Emeryville and Amtrak to Sacto. I-80 is a mess now and will only worsen with no viable rail option to lure people out of their cars and off the roads.

  • murphstahoe

    In 20 years downtown SF will be 3x the size – and include the current station.

  • Ted King

    Here’s a better combination for a run to Sacto.:

    BART to either Richmond or the Oakland Coliseum and transfer to a Capitol Corridor train for the leg to Sacto.

    http://www.capitolcorridor.org/route-map/

  • murphstahoe

    Word.

    I think that bus only exists for people getting off cruise ships.

  • Ted King

    No, he’s referring to the Amtrak / Thruway shuttle bus that runs between S.F. and Emeryville (EMY).

    EMY station info at Amtrak.com

  • murphstahoe

    So am I. Everytime I see a bunch of people getting off that bus and getting on the train, they are cruise passengers headed back to Sacramento.

  • Not 3X the size by a long shot

  • Regardless, BART only has one line through SF and unless you live close to a station you still have to deal with MUNI to get to BART. Even with I-80 traffic it’s still faster to drive than coordinate 3 different modes of transit.