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Today’s Headlines

  • Central Subway Now on Schedule and Under Budget, Says Controller Audit (SFGate)
  • Alley Plaza Opens on Annie Street Next to SPUR, at Mission Near New Montgomery (Curbed SF)
  • More on Van Ness BRT Approvals (SFBay); CBS Reporter Barbara Taylor: “The Losers are Motorists”
  • Costs for MTC’s New Headquarters in Rincon Hill Jump Another $32 Million (SFGate)
  • CA Supreme Court Denies Challenge to “Transit-Friendly” Parkmerced Redevelopment Project (SFGate)
  • Facebook Shuttle Drivers Unionize to Demand Higher Pay (KQED)
  • Uber Executive Tracked Journalist’s Movements in NYC, Against Company Rules (Biz Times, Examiner)
  • Golden Gate Bridge Car, Bus, Ferry Traffic Increase as Economy Booms (Marin IJ)
  • Some Find Walnut Creek’s New Pedestrian Scrambles Confusing (KRON)
  • Traffic Violation Crackdowns on Peninsula are Apparently Reducing Injuries (People Behaving Badly)
  • Caltrain Clips Bumper of Car Sticking Past Crossing Gate in Menlo Park, Causing Delays (Almanac)
  • Bike/Ped Bridge Over Hwy 101 in East Palo Alto Enters Design Phase (Palo Alto)

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Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Board Approves Van Ness BRT Changes; ABC 7 Finds Some Parking-Obsessed Merchants
  • SFPD Gets $210,000 Grant for Ped/Bike Safety Campaign (SF Weekly)
  • Supervisors Vote for Katy Tang to Replace David Chiu as Board President (SFBay, SF WeeklyExaminer)
  • Stanley Roberts Receives Threats for “People Behaving Badly” Segments on Car “Sideshows” (Weekly)
  • Uber Executive Suggests Smearing Journalists Who Criticize Company (Buzzfeed, ExaminerCBS)
  • More on the Cabbie Protest at SFO Over “Ride-Shares” (ABCNBC); Another One Promised (SFGate)
  • Reddit CEO Resigns After Employees Refuse to Move to Daly City — for Obvious Reasons (Slate)
  • Private Parking Lot Managers May Not Have Legal Grounds to Fine for Exceeding Time Limits (ABC)
  • BART Extension to San Jose is Looking Less and Less Like the Original Plans (SFGate)
  • VTA Revisits Bus-Only Lanes for El Camino Real BRT in Palo Alto, Despite City’s Opposition (PA Online)
  • Facebook Shuttle Drivers May Vote to Unionize, Seeking Higher Pay (CBS, ABC)
  • Vigil Held for Mithaq Salem, Blind Man Killed by Driver While Walking to Mosque in Oakland (ABC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Bicyclist Suffers Major Injuries After Crashing into Pole at Jones and Turk (CBS)
  • SF Arts Commission Won’t Block Van Ness BRT Funds Over “Wavy” Shelter Design (SFBay)
  • SFMTA Installing Transit Signal Priority Devices on Geary Ahead of Bus Rapid Transit (Richmond)
  • More on the Report Showing That Disabled Parking Placards Cost SF $22M Last Year (CBSSFBay)
  • Transbay Developer Tax Dispute Remains Unsettled (Biz); Candlestick Point to Get a Mall (CBS, Curbed)
  • Sup. Wiener Pushes for City, Not Property Owners, to Continue Street Tree Maintenance (SFGate)
  • New Petition Against GG Bridge Bike/Ped Toll (Weekly); Bay Bridge Demolition Delayed Over Birds (CBS)
  • Airport Shuttlers (SFGate) and Cabbies (Exam) Protest Unfair Fees and Regs Compared to “Ride-Share”
  • Oakland Airport Connector Opens on Saturday (CBS)
  • Driver Charged With Murder of Boy in San Leandro (NBC); Driver Knocks Out Power in Richmond (CoCo)
  • DUI Driver Faces Charges for Backing Over and Killing Woman, 84, in San Mateo Drive-Thru (SFGate)
  • Is Nothing Sacred? Drive-Thru Prayer is Now a Thing in Fremont (NBC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Drivers Injure Woman at 25th and Utah (CBS), Man Outside Broadway Tunnel (KTVU)
  • Drivers Collide With J-Church Trains on San Jose Ave Trackway (BW), at Church and Market (KTVU)
  • New Bay Area Bike Share Owners Promise 7,000 Bikes by 2030 (CBS)
  • Disabled Parking Placards Cost SF $22.7M Last Year (SFGate)
  • Van Ness BRT Federal Funds Threatened Because SF Arts Commission Dislikes Shelter Design (SFBay)
  • C.W. Nevius Sticks Up for a Condo Owner Who Has to Pay a Parcel Tax on His Parking Space (SFGate)
  • SF Cabbies Say Business Hasn’t Dropped as Much as SFMTA Reported (SF Examiner)
  • Willie Brown: “Ride-Share” is Not Sharing; Western Bay Bridge Bike/Ped Path is a “Great Idea” (SFGate)
  • Golden Gate Bridge to Close to Cars for Weekend in January; Buses, Bikes, Peds Still Allowed (SFGate)
  • Oakland Airport BART Parking Lot to Charge $1 a Day (SFBay); Airport Shuttle Workers Strike (KTVU)
  • Driver Kills Blind Berkeley Man, 47-Yr-Old Mithaq Salem, Crossing the Street for Daily Prayers (ABC)
  • You’ll Never Guess Who Hosted the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Winterfest (Twitter)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Falling Trees Seriously Injure One Man, Damage Muni Wires and Several Cars  (KTVU, SFBay, ABC)
  • Sup. Kim Looks to Ban Tour Bus Drivers From Also Narrating After Pedestrian Death at City Hall (CBS)
  • More On-Street Car-Share Parking Spaces Roll Out in Hayes Valley (Hoodline)
  • USF Political Science Prof: SF Voters Must Support Their Transit-First Priorities With Solutions (SFGate)
  • “Carma” Allows Bay Bridge Commuters to Casual Carpool Through an App (CBS)
  • More on the Study to Look at Cheaper Bike/Ped Path on West Span of Bay Bridge (KQED)
  • San Jose Police to Increase Traffic Enforcement Focused on Pedestrian Safety (NBC)
  • Cupertino Parents Continue Push for Safer Streets After Teen Was Killed on Bike by Big Rig Driver (NBC)
  • Palo Alto Council Wants Higher Transit Tax on 2016 Ballot in Santa Clara County (Biz Times)
  • Caltrain Won’t Need to Be Run by SamTrans After Contractual Ownership Expires in 2016 (GC)
  • Free Shuttle Begins Service in South SF, Thanks to Grant from San Mateo County (SF Examiner)
  • SMART Moves Toward 2016 Opening With Work on Tracks, Bridges, Tunnels  (Marin IJ)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Toll Authority Grants Study of a Cheaper Bike/Ped Path on Bay Bridge West Span (CBS, CoCoSFGate)
  • More on the Wrong-Way Bay Bridge Wreck: 9 Wrong-Way Drivers Reported on Bridge This Year (KTVU)
  • Car-Free Housing Planned for Two Tenderloin Parking Lots in Existence Since 1917 (Curbed SF)
  • SF-Native Journalist Suggests “Manhattanizing” Candlestick Point (SF Public Press)
  • Market Street Prototyping Art Piece to Depict Creeks That Ran Under Streets Near City Hall (CityLab)
  • More on “Chariot,” the Crowd-Sourced Shuttle Service Looking to Expand Quickly (CBS, KQED)
  • People Behaving Badly: UCSF Shuttle Drivers Fail to Stop at Caltrain Railroad Crossings
  • Cities Around the Bay Area Voted for Smart Growth in Last Week’s Election (SPUR)
  • Caltrain’s Bicycle Advisory Committee Needs a Volunteer to Represent SF (Mission Local)
  • Palo Alto Approves a Residential Parking Permit Program (PA Online)
  • San Rafael School Bus Driver Seriously Injures Library Volunteer (Marin IJ)
  • Vigil Held for Teen Killed in Crosswalk in San Leandro by Driver Fleeing Police (ABC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Studies Show Car Traffic in SF is Declining, Whether Drivers Believe it or Not (SF Weekly)
  • Bay Area Bike Share’s Expansion Delay Allows for Choice for Better Technology (SF Examiner)
  • “Jaywalking” Man Hit by SUV Driver for Hire on 22nd at Valencia Street (Mission Local)
  • If Your NextMuni Prediction Changes, it’s Likely Because of Cars (SF Weekly)
  • Transbay Developers’ Lawyer May Have “Conflict of Interest” — and it Isn’t Willie Brown (SFGate – Scroll)
  • SF Green Cab Pulls All 16 Taxis Off Streets After Losing Insurer Over Crash Losses (KQED)
  • SF Planning Department Releases Video Explaining the Facts of the Housing Crisis (Youtube)
  • Bay Bridge Bike/Ped Path to Close Periodically for Yerba Buena Island Extension Construction (CBS)
  • Caltrans Officials Look at Bay Bridge’s Safety Features After Wrong-Way Driving Crash (CBS)
  • Homeless Advocates Stage “Sleep-In” at Powell Station to Protest BART’s Sit-Lie Ban (SFGate)
  • Man Attempts Suicide by Jumping on to BART Tracks at North Berkeley Station (Berkeleyside)
  • San Jose Woman, 74, Killed in Crosswalk by Driver in City’s 38th Traffic Death This Year (KTVU, KRON)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Could Planning Commission Pres Fill Chiu’s Supe Seat? (Examiner); Avalos: Ed Lee is “Beatable” (CBS)
  • The Hairball Still Sucks, and There Still Aren’t Any Plans to Change it (Potrero View)
  • Jarrett Walker Backs Muni’s Efforts to Replace Stop Signs With Transit-Priority Signals (Human Transit)
  • SFMTA Planner and Fellow Muni Riders Help Child Get Stolen Phone Back (SFGate)
  • SFMTA Explains How NextMuni GPS Works (Moving SF)
  • “Chariot” Crowdsources Private Shuttle Routes Muni Doesn’t Serve (TechCrunch)
  • SF Weekly‘s Joe Eskenazi Reminds Everyone that Meters Still Work on Veteran’s Day
  • SPUR: Urbanism Triumphed in Bay Area Elections
  • VTA to Delay Funding Application for Santa Clara BART Stations; Community Meetings Coming (GC)
  • New VTA Report Shows El Camino Real BRT Could Be Almost as Fast as Driving (Peninsula)
  • Man Sought After Pulling Gun During Parking Lot Road-Rage Incident in Palo Alto (NBC)
  • CAHSR Construction Will Proceed, Despite Worries Over Republican Majority in Congress (KQED)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Safe Streets Advocates Rally at City Hall (SFBay, Goebel, SFGate, NBC), Call for Tour Driver Regs (CBS)
  • Passage of Props A and B to Boost Muni; Prop L Backer “Not Surprised” it Failed (SF Examiner)
  • Muni Buses Suffered $140,000 in Damage From World Series Rioters (SF Examiner)
  • Transbay Transit Center Construction Clears Ground Level (CBS)
  • 3-Ft Bike Passing Law Said to Spread Awareness in Marin, Has Been Used in Two SF Cases (Marin IJ)
  • People Behaving Badly: SF Neighbors Paint Fake Red Curb Zones Near Private Driveways
  • Flywheel Coffee to Pursue Parklet on Stanyan (HL);  Castro Merchants Protect Rainbow Crosswalks (HL)
  • Draft EIR Released for Potrero Public Housing Redevelopment Set to Build a New Street Grid (Curbed)
  • GG Bridge Movable Barrier Work Squeezes Traffic (NBC); Wrong-Way Driver on Bay Bridge (SFBay)
  • East Bay BRT Gets Federal Grant (KTVU, SFGate); Oakland Airport Connector to Open Nov 22 (ABC)
  • Caltrain Electrification Delayed Two Years to 2021; Costs Go Up (Green Caltrain, SM Daily, Examiner)
  • Half Moon Bay Residents Protest Extended Closure of Corroded Bike/Ped Bridge (SF Examiner)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Lori Helmer, 51, Killed by GG Transit Bus Driver While Jogging at Lombard and Van Ness (ABC, Exam)
  • Joseph Jeffrey, 54, Dies of Injuries After Being Intentionally Hit by Driver He Told to Slow Down (SFGate)
  • 35-Year-Old Henok Ayel ID’d as Man Killed After Falling Off Truck at Mason and Turk (SFGate)
  • 110 More On-Street Car-Share Spaces Coming Soon Across the City (SFGate)
  • Uber CEO Talks About Challenges of Opposition From City, Taxi Drivers, Competitors (Vanity Fair)
  • More on the Market Street Prototyping Festival Ideas Coming in April (ABC)
  • Ed Lee, the Mayor Who Said He Wouldn’t Run, Announces Intent to Run for Re-Election (SF Examiner)
  • Woman in her 30s Killed by BART Train at San Leandro Station (ABCKTVU, NBC)
  • Speeding SUV Driver in Oakland Plows Through Parked Car and Utility Pole Into Home (NBC)
  • SamTrans Looks to Get More Seniors and Youth to Take the Bus (Peninsula)
  • Cupertino Residents Pack Workshop on Safer Bike Lanes After Teen’s Death (NBC)
  • East Palo Alto Seeks Input on Design for Bike/Ped Bridge Over Highway 101 (Cyclelicious)

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