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 Bridge District (KQED)
  • Sausalito Shrinks Ferry Dock Project (SFExaminer)
  • Marin Growth Projections Lowered (MarinIJ)
  • Commentary: Evict the Elderly to Solve the Housing Crisis (SFChron)

Get state headlines at Streetsblog CA, national headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Fort Mason tunnel:
    Leave it up to SFMTA? You kidding me? Fares are going up yet again on 7/1 and the agency has proven it cannot operate without running itself into the ground.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    All of the supposed reasons for BART escalator malfunctions are B.S. Even its brand-new escalators on covered platforms in the paid area are chronically broken. The escalators at Warm Springs have been out of commission half the time and that station is only weeks old, and nobody rides there. So all of the stated reasons (weather, too many people, bought bad equipment in 1992) are right out.

    The real reason the escalators are always broken is because nobody at BART is responsible for fixing them. Where by “responsible” I mean their compensation and future employment hinges on escalator availability.

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  • True. I seldom ever see anyone working on a broken elevator during normal business hours.