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’.