Today’s Headlines

  • SF Supervisors Caused SFMTA Spending Delays? (SFExaminer)
  • Legislation to Lower Transport Funding Threshold (SFExaminer)
  • Muni Gets New Radios (SFBay)
  • BART Station Set for Remodel (EastBayTimes)
  • BART Warm Springs Station Staffed but Not Open (SFChron)
  • Helping Refugees Navigate Bay Area Transit (Hoodline)
  • Plans for More Density in SoMa (Socketsite)
  • ACE Train Out of Service (SFGate, Kron4)
  • California High Speed Rail Getting Built (SFChron)
  • San Ramon Bike and Ped Bridge (EastBayTimes)
  • Ferry Bike Escalator Cartoon (MarinIJ)

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  • xplosneer

    “Cohen said the measure is welcome, but he hopes it doesn’t become a “blank check” for pricey projects while basic good repair is neglected — like the BART to Oakland Airport extension, for example, which has struggled with ridership figures.”

    This is my problem with it as well. Also, do roads count here too? I don’t want to see more highways funded everywhere either – only maintenance of existing.

  • thielges

    “BART’s union contract allows employees to sign up for station postings
    only twice a year — in January and August — and officials felt it was
    better to be safe than sorry. So they put the Warm Springs Station on
    the August list.”

    That idiotic clause in the contract needs to go. There’s no reason at all to be so rigid when staffing a new station.

    How on earth can those involved, BART management, the union, and the idle staffers, think that staffing a closed station makes sense? Granted the union needs to look after their members. But they need not insist on forcing their employer to flush cash down the train just because the contract enables them to do so.

  • Paul

    BART was hijacked years ago by the unions and other special interests. It is now run for their benefit and profit, not the taxpayers’.


Today’s Headlines

SMART Trains will Start ‘Preview’ Service on Thursday (MarinIJ) Bike Share Backs off ‘Tourist Pass’ (SFExaminer) Do Delivery Robots Belong on SF Sidewalks? (SFExaminer) Carpool to BART Program Honored (MassTransit) Waze Versus Neighborhoods (EastBayTimes) Support for Caltrain Tax (EastBayTimes) Art for Berkeley BART (EastBayTimes) El Rey Theater Closer to Getting Landmarked (SFChron) Bills Meant to […]

Today’s Headlines

On BART’s Escalator Repair Record (SFChron) BART Station Retail Plans Derail (SFChron) Federal Funding for Fort Mason Tunnel (SFExaminer) More on Alamo Square Park (Curbed) Panhandle Update (Hoodline) Updates on NextBus and Bike Share Explansion (Curbed) Art of SoMa’s Trinity Plaza (Hoodline) Q&A On Caltrain Parking, Electrification (EastBayTimes) Wave of Retirements to Hit Golden Gate […]

Today’s Headlines

Scary Door Loss Incident on Muni (SFExaminer, Hoodline) More on Upper Market Bike Lane Approval (Hoodline) Art Torres Confirmed to SFMTA Board (SFBay) More on Caltrain Electrification (EastBayTimes) BART Oakland Airport Connector Out (EastBayTimes) Lafayette BART Station to get Upgrades (EastBayTimes) Cyclist Killed in Half Moon Bay (SFExaminer) SF Housing Prices Re-Inflated (Curbed) Worsening Traffic […]

Today’s Headlines

Half of All SF Injuries from Car Crashes (SFExaminer) Charges Filed in BART Station Assault (SFChron) BART Rejects Underwear Ad (SFExaminer, SFGate) It Seems BART Needs More Janitors (SFGate, MercuryNews) Bay Area Commutes Worse than LA (EastBayTimes) Oakland’s Awful Pavement (SFGate) More on the Market Street Mood Meter (Hoodline) Bike East Bay Demands Caltrans Fix […]

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Republicans Hold Caltrain Electrification Money Hostage (SFGate) McLaren Park Bike Path Opens (CBSBayArea) More on Rude, Wrong 311 Operator (SFExaminer, Hoodline) Which SF Supervisor will Focus on Transit? (SFExaminer) BART Budget Shortfalls (SFChron) Blame Yesterday’s BART Delays on Trees (EastBayTimes) Another Cyclist Crashes on 17th Street (Hoodline) Bernal Heights Hit and Run (SFChron) Teens Robbed […]

Today’s Headlines

Mayor Lee’s Pilot Program to Tackle Uber/Lyft Issues (SFExaminer) Citizen Advisors Sought for Caltrain (SFExaminer) Is the BART Seat-Hog Ordinance Doomed? (SFGate) Bad Guys Also Evade Fare Payment (SFExaminer) Teens Cited in Alleged BART Beating (SFBay) eBART Station for Brentwood (EastBayTimes) City Seeks Land for Affordable Housing (SFChron) Best Cities for Millennials (Curbed) Bike to […]