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Today’s Headlines

  • Advocate Op-Ed: Vote Yes on Prop B for Population-Based Transpo Funding Increases (SF Examiner)
  • Another Transit Advocate Op-Ed: Prop L Proponents Want More Socialist Subsidized Parking (Westside)
  • SFMTA Board Approves $3.5M Contract for Central Subway Turnaround Loop in Mission Bay (Examiner)
  • SFPD Releases Sketch of Driver Who Shot Pedestrian at Broderick and Golden Gate (SFist, SFGate)
  • Taxi Drivers Sign Up to Unionize to Gain Health Benefits, Combat “Ride-Share” Apps (SF Examiner)
  • Elementary School Bus Chronically Late Due to Car Traffic; Pickup Times Moved Earlier (SF Examiner)
  • VTA Says it Won’t Slow Trains to Allow Cars to Leave Levi’s Stadium More Quickly (Cyclelicious)
  • Mercury News Tests New 3-Foot Bike Passing Law on the Road With Silicon Valley Bike Advocates
  • Use Parking Lots for Housing? Google Employees Have Already Done That (BBCBiz Times)
  • SMART Loses $20M Federal Grant for Extension to Larkspur (Press Democrat)
  • 11-Year-Old Iliyah Porter Killed in Solo SUV Crash on Highway 280 in Burlingame (KTVU)
  • Mother of Teen Killed by Freight Train Raises Track Safety Awareness in Emeryville (SFGate)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Mayor Lee Rides Muni (SFGate)
  • SFBG: Mayor Lee Has Pitted Affordable Housing, Transportation Advocates Against Each Other
  • Sup. Eric Mar Wants Bike Access on Muni Light Rail, More Bike Racks on Buses (SFBG)
  • Sunset Tunnel Muni Upgrades Postponed Until November Due to Discovered Pipe Damage (Hoodline)
  • Sup. Breed: SFFD’s Neglect to Address Shortages is Delaying Emergency Response Times (SFGate)
  • Comstock Saloon Owners Want Protection From Errant Drivers at Columbus and Kearny (KTVU)
  • Bold Italic and Stanley Roberts Explain the New 3-Ft Bike Passing Law; Mission Local Explains Bike Laws
  • More on Taxis’ ”Decimation” at the Hand of ”Ride-Share” Apps (SFGate); Sidecar Raises $15M (Biz Times)
  • Golden Gate Bridge District Machinist Union Strike Doesn’t Affect Commutes (ABCSFBG)
  • Former Sup. Olague Urges BART Labor Talk Reform (SFBG); CityLab Spotlights BART’s Next Trains
  • Caltrain Seeks Developer to Turn 2.7-Acre Parking Lot Into Housing at Hayward Park (Daily Journal)
  • DMV Mandates Permits for Self-Driving Cars on California Streets, Issues 29 of Them (KTVU, SFGate)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Crashes Into Saloon at Columbus and Pacific, Injuring Two; Arrested for Possession (ABC, Appeal)
  • Man Injured, Possibly by Driver, on Park Presidio (Exam); Driver Hits Pole at 19th and J. Serra (Xpress)
  • SFMTA Launches New Survey on Revised Proposals for Irving Street Transit Bulb-Outs
  • SFMTA: Taxi Use Drops as “Ride-Share” Grows (SF Examiner); State Says Carpools Illegal (Biz Times)
  • Sup. Tang’s “Sunset Blueprint,” Community Transpo and Development Plan, is First of Its Kind (Examiner)
  • School Board Meeting Draws Mixed Views on 351-Unit Development at 16th Street BART (SF Examiner)
  • Chronicle Columnist Carl Nolte: Fillmore Street, a Cross-Section of SF, is Best Experienced on Foot
  • More SF Kids Using “Balance Bikes” (KALW); Marin-Based Org Takes City Kids Out for Rides (SFGate)
  • GG Bridge District Union Strikes; Bus/Ferry Service Unaffected (Exam); GG Transit Service Changes (GM)
  • CA’s 3-Ft Bike Passing Law In Effect Today (SFGateMerc); Mercury Roadshow Accused of “Cyclist Bias”
  • 49ers May “Slow Down Train Service” to Let More Cars Leave Levi’s Stadium After Games (Mercury News)
  • When Driverless Cars Hit CA Streets, How Will Insurance Work? (NBC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Taxi Driver Hospitalizes 11-Year-Old on Bike Near 22nd Street Caltrain Station (CBS)
  • Red-Running Driver Cited After Crashing Into Minivan, Sending it Into Shop at Battery and Pine (ABC)
  • GG Bridge District Bus and Ferry Workers Could Announce Strike Today (SF Examiner)
  • First Debate in BART Board Race Tonight (Exam); Caltrain Seeks Input on New Train Design (Exam)
  • More on the “Don’t Block the Box” Campaign Being Considered by the SFMTA (SFGate)
  • North Beach “Poet’s Plaza” Could Come Next Year as Former Sup. Alioto Raises Funds (SF Examiner)
  • Bay Area Bike Share Could Get Boost From New National Bike-Share Association (SF Examiner)
  • SFMTA Adds More Green Paint to Embarcadero Bike Lanes (SFBCMission Mission)
  • Notes From a Community Meeting on Improving Palou Ave, Moving Bike Route in Bayview (D10 Watch)
  • Tour Bus Dumps Gas on Geary, Tying Up Traffic at Union Square (SF Appeal)
  • Lanes Adjusted on GG Bridge Approach for Presidio Parkway Work “May Cause Accidents,” Says CBS
  • Traffic, Transit Moves “Relatively Well” at Levi’s Stadium’s First 49ers Game in Santa Clara (SFGate)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Supervisors Finally Approve Siemens Contract to Build New Muni Train Fleet (SFBayBiz Times)
  • Tour de Fat Bikes and Beer Festival Returns in Golden Gate Park Tomorrow (Hoodline, SFGate)
  • BART Inspects Train Wheels, Finds 23 Flaws on 20 Trains (CoCo Times)
  • After Report, BART Board Promises to Change Negotiation Tactics, Union Relations (SFGate)
  • Drivers Complain About Getting Tickets for Stopping in Bus Zone at Lake Merritt BART Station (KTVU)
  • State Report Shows Poor Condition of Bay Area Streets Cost Drivers $2,206 Per Year (Mercury, SFGate)
  • Two Oakland Crossing Guards Share Experiences of Protecting Kids Walking to School (Oakland North)
  • Fremont Tears Down Building to Extend New “Main Street” (Mercury News)
  • After Removing Red-Light Cameras, South SF Steps Up Enforcement at Dangerous Intersections (Exam)
  • Mountain View to Host Bike Plan Public Workshop Monday, Launches Survey
  • 48 Hills: Why Does Mountain View Get to Not Build Housing Near Google, “Outsourcing” Its Problems?
  • One Dead, Two Injured in Crash After Driver Goes Wrong Way on Hwy 280 in Los Altos Hills (NBC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Mayor-Funded BeyondChron Editor Campaigns Against Muni-Funding Prop B in SF Examiner Op-Ed
  • Mother, Son Sentenced to Community Service for Disabled Parking Placard Fraud (SFGate, CBS)
  • Woman Jumps in Front of Muni Train at Van Ness Station, Survives (ABCSF Examiner)
  • Commenters Suspicious of New SFMTA Blog (Weekly); Muni Employee Arrested for Stealing Gas (Exam)
  • Mission Bike Shop Owners Report More Competition in Recent Years (Mission Local)
  • CA’s New 3-Foot Bike Passing Law Goes Into Effect Tuesday (NBCStreetsblog LA)
  • Uber Sued for Service Dog Discrimination (Exam); Berkeley Considers Ride-Share Regs (Berkeleyside)
  • More on BART’s Train Rehabs and Crowding (ABCCBS), Labor Negotiations Report (KQEDSFBG)
  • Curb-Jumping San Mateo Driver Slams Into Special Needs Students Walking on Field Trip (ABC, KRON)
  • Parking Permit Zones in the Works in Downtown Palo Alto (PAO), San Mateo Near Caltrain (Daily Journal)
  • South SF to Remove Red-Light Cameras After Technical, Administrative Errors (Daily Journal)
  • SJ Proposes Sidewalk Biking Ban (Cyclelicious); Mill Valley Police Put Bike Speed Monitor on Trail (PBB)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Transbay Developers Agree to Original Tax Rate Over Longer Time; Vote Postponed (SFGate)
  • Former Sup. Chris Daly: Transbay Developers Have a History of “Bait-and-Switch” Stunts (Examiner)
  • Why Are Muni Riders Paying a Quarter More While Drivers Get Free Sunday Parking? (SF Weekly)
  • F-Market Streetcar Collides With Tour Bus at Market and Stuart Streets (SFGateNBC)
  • Chronicle‘s John King Admires SF’s Pocket Parks and Plazas Converted From “Scrap” Space
  • Parking Restrictions on Large Vehicles Push Homeless-Owned RVs Into Potrero Hill (CBS)
  • More Than Usual, BART Train Cars Out of Service For Maintenance, Causing More Crowding (SFGate)
  • Consultant Report to BART: Start Labor Talks Earlier to Avoid Strikes (SFGate, SF Examiner)
  • BART Oakland Airport Connector’s $6 Fare Fine With Some Mercury Roadshow Readers
  • Caltrain Seeks Public Input for Design of Future Electric Trains (SM Daily Journal)
  • People Behaving Badly: Google Bikes Being Found Far From Company Headquarters
  • Bike-Ped Bridge Over Tracks Funded in Santa Rosa (CBS); Palo Alto Opens Design Contest for Bridge

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Today’s Headlines

  • Driver With Medical Emergency Hits Man on Bike, Causes Bus Crash at Eighth and Balboa (Richmond)
  • Man Hospitalized After Being Struck by Muni Train at Third and Carroll Streets (SF Examiner, CBS)
  • Transbay Developers Threaten to Sue if Supes Approve Transit Tax They Agreed to (SFGate, SFBG)
  • Supervisor Farrell Proposes Getting Rid of City-Owned Car Fleet in Favor of Car-Share (SFGate)
  • SFCTA Launches Survey on How to Improve Late Night Transportation in SF (NightlifeSF)
  • Muni Operator Restroom Opens Eight Months After Phelan Bus Loop’s Completion (Ingleside Light)
  • BeyondChron: BART Board Member James Fang Faces Tough Election Challenge From Nick Josefowitz
  • Oakland, BART Officials Hold Press Conference for New Parking Garage at MacArthur Station (Mercury)
  • Bike East Bay Pushes for Continuous Protected Bike Lanes in Telegraph Ave Redesign (EBX)
  • In NYC, Protected Bike Lane Redesigns Improved Vehicle Traffic Flow on Some Streets (CityLab)
  • Growing Line of Tourists Waiting to Park at Golden Gate Bridge Lookouts Deemed “Urgent Matter” (CBS)
  • Bill Murray Drives Taxi in Oakland While Cabbie Plays Saxophone in Back (Live105)

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Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Starts Ticketing Drivers Blocking the Box in SoMa, But It’s Just a “Pilot” (SFBay)
  • People Behaving Badly: SFPD Cracks Down on the “Fulton 500 Speedway” in the Richmond
  • Chinatown Central Subway Station to Bring Much-Needed Open Space on Top (SF Examiner)
  • BART Board Member Mallett: Second Transbay Tube Should Run Down Market Street (SFGate)
  • Chronicle Spotlights Veteran Mayoral Chief of Staff Steve Kawa, “The Enforcer” (See: Sunday Meters)
  • SFBG: City Hall Needs to “Get to Work” on Vision Zero, Geary BRT, Development on the Westside
  • Bulb-Outs Aren’t Slowing SFFD’s Response Times – There’s an Ambulance Shortage (SFGate)
  • SF Weekly Bike Columnist: SF Climbed a Spot in Bicycling Magazine’s Ranking, But It’s “Nonsense”
  • 24th Street BART Escalator to Be Out of Service for 150 Days (Mission Local)
  • Historic Geneva Streetcar Barn Could Become Arts and Culture Center, if Funded (SFGate)
  • Some GG Bridge Toll Booths Removed (SFGate); Deer Stroll Down Lanes to Marin (KTVU, CBS)
  • Stolen Car Driver Hits AC Transit Bus, Sending it Into Richmond Home (NBC, ABC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Caltrain Approves Purchase of 16 Rail Cars From LA’s Metrolink (SFBayGreen Caltrain)
  • Muni Looking to Create App Allowing Riders to Pay Fares With Smartphones (BI)
  • Castro Street Makeover Completion Delayed Until Mid-October (BAR)
  • Three Shuttle Stops Proposed to Replace Daytime Car Parking on Castro and Church Streets (BAR)
  • Stanley Roberts Finds People on Bikes Behaving Badly at Polk and Market Streets
  • Growing Uber Looks to Build New Headquarters in Mission Bay (SF Examiner)
  • Electric Scooter Share “Scoot” Expanding in Neighborhoods Like the Mission (Mission Local)
  • Citymapper, Popular Worldwide Transport App, to Expand to SF (Softonic)
  • SFFD Official Demoted After Using Emergency Lights to Flee Minor Car Collision in Sonoma (SFGate)
  • With Booming Economy, Bay Area Driving and Highway Congestion Apparently at All-Time High (CBS)
  • Army Veteran Earns Medal for Saving Man Who Fell on BART Tracks in Orinda (SFGate)
  • Couple Sues San Carlos Over Instituting Rush-Hour Parking Ban on Holly Street (Mercury News)

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