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Today’s Headlines

  • Civil Trial Begins Over Amelie‘s Death: Trucker’s Attorney Says She Biked With Earbuds (KQED)
  • SFMTA Adds Plastic Posts to Market Street Bike Lane Between 9th and 10th Streets (SFBike)
  • Storm Has Brought Some Car-Free Days to the Great Highway (SFGate)
  • “Cable Car #1″ is Back on the Streets (KTVU)
  • Nick Josefowitz Sworn in as SF Rep on BART Board of Directors (SF Examiner)
  • BART Building Canopy Over Oakland’s 19th St Station to Protect Against Weather, Human Waste (CBS)
  • Golden Gate Bridge to Close for Weekend of January 10 for Movable Barrier Installation (CBS)
  • What the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit Route Changes Will Look Like (Oakland North)
  • 81-Year-Old Concord Driver Mixes Up Pedals, Crashes Into Gym (CBS)
  • Driver Who Got Car Stuck on Caltrain Tracks in Atherton Was Led There By GPS (CBS)
  • Palo Alto Bike/Ped Project Critics Attack Transportation Chief’s Second Job as Consultant (Palo Alto)
  • Driving for Lyft Seems to Pay Less and Less Over Time (KQED)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Supes Approve Muni’s Purchase of 61 Long, Low-Floor Hybrid Buses (SFBay)
  • More on the “Early” Improvements Planned for Geary BRT (SFBay)
  • A Breakdown of the Possibilities Studied for a Central Subway Extension to Fisherman’s Wharf (SPUR)
  • Photos of Construction Progress on the Transbay Transit Center (Curbed SF)
  • BART Oakland Airport Connector Was Shut Down by Plastic on Tracks, Blown Circuit Breaker (SFGate)
  • Bay Bridge “Bay Lights” to Become a Permanent Fixture After Funding is Raised (SFGate)
  • Oversight Panel Says Bay Bridge Bolts Are Safe to Stay, With Inspection and Maintenance (SFGate)
  • People Behaving Badly: Drunk Driver in Rain on Bay Bridge Cuts Off CHP Officer
  • Caltrain Raises One-Way Fares by $.25, Day Passes $.50 (ABC); More on the Crash in Atherton (PAO)
  • Pleasanton Named a Bronze-Level “Bicycle-Friendly Community” (Mercury News)
  • SMART Looks to Fund Extension,  Bike/Ped Path From Larkspur to Cloverdale (Marin IJ)
  • Daly City Police Still Looking for Driver Who Killed 77-Year-Old Man in Crosswalk on Skyline (KTVU)
  • SideCar Lets Riders Choose Drivers’ Sex (CBS); Uber Says it Will Focus on Safe Drivers (BizABC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Supervisors Approve the “LightRail” Art Installation to Light Up Market Street (SFistCurbedKTVU)
  • SFMTA Has Folded Up 1,434 Seats on Muni Buses Due to Awareness of Injury Liability (SF Examiner)
  • More on the Juvenile Arrested in Connection With Panhandle Bike Theft Attacks (CBS, Hoodline)
  • Bay Area Writer Shows How to Haul a Christmas Tree By Bike (CityLab)
  • Motorcyclist Fleeing CHP Crashes, Dies on Bay Bridge Treasure Island Onramp (SF Examiner)
  • New “Midnight Express” Service Shuttles Late-Nighters From SF to South Bay (Mission Local)
  • Caltrain in Atherton Crashes Into Car, Another in San Jose, 25 Minutes Apart (CBS)
  • Woodside Town Council Rejects Crosswalk for Kids Walking to School (Almanac)
  • Video Shows Man Biking Down Hill, Hitting Deer That Jumped On to Road Near Sausalito (CBS)
  • Marin County Bans Large Tour Buses on Some Residential Streets in Tamalpais Valley (Marin IJ)
  • Berkeley Asks Whether Development’s Public Space is “Significant Community Benefit” (Inside Bay Area)
  • Central Valley Agricultural Workers Hope to Get Jobs in CAHSR Construction, With Training (KQED)

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Today’s Headlines

  • SFPD Makes Arrest in Panhandle Bike Theft Attacks (SFBike)
  • Trucker Gets Stuck on Steep Incline at Waller and Alpine for 10 Hours (Hoodline)
  • Sunday Streets Needs Donations to Keep Going in 2015 (SFGate)
  • Supes Committee Approves “LightRail” Art Project to Illuminate Market Street (SFBay, SF Examiner)
  • Disability Advocate Op-Ed: Charging Disabled Placard Holders Will Make Parking Easier (SF Examiner)
  • SF Chronicle Editorial Blasts Oil Lobby’s “Hidden Gas Tax” Campaign Against CA Cap-and-Trade
  • Stanley Roberts Finds Drivers Without Headlights in Storm; SFBike Launches #ParkingDirtySF Campaign
  • Uber Still Defends “Surge Pricing” After Last Week’s Storm (Exam); Won’t Give Data to State (Exam)
  • BART’s Oakland Airport Connector Broke Down a Second Time on Sunday (CBS)
  • GG Transit Launches “Wave” Bus Shuttle, Connecting San Rafael to Larkspur Ferry (Marin IJ)
  • Federal Board Rules CAHSRA Has Authority Over Land (SMDJ); LA Considers Electrification (LAT)
  • “Waze” App Helps Drivers Find Alternate Routes, Sometimes on Quiet Residential Streets (Cyclelicious)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves Woman in Her 60s With Fractured Skull at Turk and Taylor (CBS)
  • Truck Driver Crashes Into Car Driver, Three Parked Cars, Overturns at 21st and Guerrero (ABC)
  • Drivers Complain to SFist After SFMTA Issues 9 Parking Tickets Despite Promises Not to During Storm
  • Muni Route Changes Coming to Potrero Hill (PV); Survey Says Neighbors Want a Shuttle (PV)
  • “LightRail” Art Installation on Market Street Set to Be Adopted This Week (SocketSite)
  • SPUR Overviews How SF, Oakland, and SJ Are Planning to Grow With Less Driving
  • New Eastern Bay Bridge Span Still Has 170 Dedicated Full-Time Employees (SFGate)
  • Sam Sause, 78, Killed by AC Transit Driver in Alameda (Alamedan, SFGate)
  • Undercover CHP Officer Who Pulled Gun at Oakland Protest Was Stopping Highway Blockages (SFGate)
  • BART’s $484M Oakland Airport Connector Broke Down on Friday (SFGate, KQED)
  • Richmond Program Helps Re-Unite Bike Theft Victims With Their Rides Using Social Media (KQED)
  • In San Jose, One District Sees an Unusually High Rate of Traffic Violence (Cyclelicious)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Flooding Hampers Muni (Exam, CBS); Power Outages Close Montgomery BART/Muni Station (CBS)
  • SFMTA Didn’t Enforce Parking Meters During Storm, Instead Focusing on Directing Traffic (SFist)
  • Two-Hour Parking on Fell and Oak Scrapped in Revised Area Q Residential Parking Proposal (Hoodline)
  • Storm Brings Uber’s Surge Pricing to Highest Rate Ever, at 3.8X Normal Prices (CBSSFist)
  • Study Finds Cabbies More Likely to Drive Unsafely Than “Ride-Share” Drivers (Bold Italic)
  • Surprise, Surprise: The Oil Lobby Doesn’t Like Berkeley’s Idea of Gas Pump Warning Labels (SFGate)
  • AC Transit Bus Driver Kills Man in Crosswalk in Alameda (KTVU)
  • Drunk Driver Crashes Into YouTube Building in San Bruno (Mercury)
  • Bay Area Drivers Keep Get Stuck Trying to Cross Flooded Roads (SFGatePeople Behaving Badly)
  • East San Jose Citizens Frustrated at Possibly Losing Two New BART Stations in Plan Revision (PP)
  • San Mateo Looks to Turn Former Gas Stations Into Downtown Mixed-Used Developments (Daily Journal)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Warriors Unveil New Mission Bay Arena Design With 950 Parking Spaces (SF AppealMercury News)
  • Transbay Center Retail Hub Expected to Be an Amenity for Transit Riders, Bring Revenue (SFGate, Biz)
  • Uber Driver Was Not Using Uber When He Killed 6-Year-Old Sofia Liu, Says His Lawyer (NBCExaminer)
  • Public Space-Starved Tenderloin’s Boedekker Park Reopens After Two-Year Makeover (NBC)
  • SFMTA Looks to Recruit Members for Online Advisory Panel (SF Weekly)
  • Nick Josefowitz is the First BART Board Member to Want to Hire an Aide (SFGate - Scroll)
  • Peninsula Press Covers the Ongoing Campaign for More Bike Space on Caltrain’s Packed Cars
  • GG Ferry Service Will Run as Usual, Despite Warnings of Major Storm (CBS)
  • More on Oakland City Council’s Approval of Protected Bike Lanes on Telegraph Ave (East Bay Express)
  • Some East Bay Bike Shops Fund Community Programs From Donated Bikes (SFGate)
  • Alameda Worries About Car Traffic as it Attracts More Residents (Inside Bay Area)
  • New High Schools in San Carlos, Menlo Park Spur Concern Over Car Parking, Traffic (Daily Journal)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Muni Survey Shows Most Riders Want More Standing Room on New Metro Trains (SFBay)
  • Hoodline Looks at Irving Street’s Bulb-Outs, Greenery, and N-Judah Upgrades Planned for 2015
  • More on the Transit Priority Signals, Bus Bulb-Outs Planned for Muni’s 5-Fulton  (Hoodline)
  • More on BART and AC Transit’s New Late-Night Transbay Bus Service From the Mission (Exam, SFBay)
  • SF, LA District Attorneys Sue Uber, Settle Suit With Lyft Over Illegal Practices (Biz TimesWeekly, Exam)
  • After Uber Driver Charged for Death of 6-Year-Old, Mother Wants Company Held Responsible, Too (CBS)
  • Oakland City Council to Vote on Telegraph Ave Redesign With Parking-Protected Bike Lanes (EBX)
  • GJEL: Most People on Oakland’s 20th Street Aren’t in Cars, But Cars Get Most of the Space
  • For Burglarized Oakland Bike Shop Owner, Community is the Best Protection Against Bike Theft (EBE)
  • New Bay Area Assemblymember Wants to Mandate Rear-Facing Flashing White Lights (Cyclelicious)
  • GG Transit Will Run Route 80 Bus for Last Time This Weekend as Route 101 Gains Ridership (Marin IJ)
  • DUI Driver Who Rear-Ended SamTrans Bus, Injured 7 Pleads No Contest to Charges (SF Examiner)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Uber Driver Who Killed Sophia Liu, 6, Last New Year’s Eve Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter (Exam)
  • Supes Discuss Challenges in Building Compatible Platforms for Caltrain and CA High-Speed Rail (GC)
  • Planning Dept Report Reviews Shifts in SF’s Commuter Census Data in Recent Years (SocketSite)
  • New Park Space Over Presidio Parkway Tunnel to Be Designed by NYC’s High Line Architect (SFGate)
  • BART and AC Transit to Announce Details of Late-Night Transbay Bus Service From the Mission (SFist)
  • In SF, Millenials Are Driving Less Than in 1980, But More in Some Comparable Metros (CityLab)
  • Sinkhole at Lake and 6th Ave Repaired (Exam); Another Sinkhole in Cole Valley Still Open (Hoodline)
  • Private Company Issuing Possibly Unlawful Tickets to Cars at Safeway Parking Lot on Market (Hoodline)
  • Marin IJ‘s Dick Spotswood: “Bike Lobby” Would Be More Effective if Some People Were Better Bikers
  • Continued Protests Shut Down Downtown Berkeley BART Station, Highway 80, Amtrak (CBSKQED)
  • San Jose Considers Two-Way Protected Bikeway to Improve Highway 680 Crossing (Cyclelicious)
  • I-680 Closed in San Jose After Person Threatens to Jump Off Overpass (SFBay)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Critically Injures Man at Second and Folsom Streets, Flees Then Calls Police (CBS)
  • More on the 53-Year-Old Man Killed by a DUI Driver on Great Highway While on Skateboard (CBS)
  • SFMTA Proposes Safety Measures Around Octavia Boulevard in Hayes Valley (Hoodline)
  • Fisherman’s Wharf Business Survey: 261 Employees Have Quit Due to Bad Transit Access (SF Examiner)
  • Reiskin: Most Drivers Won’t Notice More Car Restrictions on Market Street Since Few Use it (CBS)
  • More Subway-Oriented Towers Proposed to Spring Up at Van Ness (Biz), Moscone Stations (SocketSite)
  • How the Sunset Tunnel Came to Link the N-Judah to SF’s Western Dunes (Hoodline)
  • SF Chronicle Lauds Proposal for Second Transbay BART Tube: “It’s Time to Offer Weary Riders Hope”
  • BART and Bike East Bay Dole Out Anti-Bike Theft Tips at Stations (SFBay)
  • Jose Rosell, 78, Killed by Driver in Daly City (KTVUCBS); Among Other Bay Area Victims (SFGate)
  • More Protests Take Over Streets and Freeways in SF, Oakland, and Berkeley (SFGate 1, 2ABCM Local)
  • SFPD: People Cannot Save a Parking Spot by Standing in it Because of Pedestrian Yield Law (CBS)

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