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Today’s Headlines

  • Mayor, SFPD, SFMTA Tout New Transpo Management Center, Vow Parking Crackdown (SFGate, SFBay)
  • More on Noah Budnick, SFBC’s New Chief (SFistSFGate); SVBC Director Steps Down (Cyclelicious)
  • Resurfacing on Walkways at Jane Warner Plaza Completes Castro Street Revamp (Hoodline, BAR)
  • New LED Streetlights, Heralded by Sup. Wiener, Light Up Sidewalks, Too (Bold Italic)
  • “Winter Walk SF” Astroturf Plaza on Stockton Officially Opens With Food Trucks, Light Shows (Curbed SF)
  • Despite Increasing Dissatisfaction With Mayor Lee, Few Challengers Stepping Up for Next Race (SFGate)
  • Proposed Law Change Could Allow Public Parking Garages to Issue Paper-Less Tickets (SFGate)
  • People Behaving Badly: SF Drivers Attempt to Traverse Flooded 101 Underpass, Ignoring Traffic Cones
  • Large Sinkhole Opens at Lake and 6th Avenue (ABCExam), Pothole on Bay Bridge (ABCSFGate)
  • Van Ness Station Closed for Flooding (CBS); Smoke on BART Tracks Snarls Transbay Tube (SFGate)
  • More on BART’s Vision for a West SF Expansion and Second Transbay Tube (SF Examiner)
  • Palo Alto to Launch Residential Parking Permit Program (NBC, Mercury News, PA Online)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Drunk Driver Enters Golden Gate Bridge Bike Path, Crashes and Blocks It (CBS, ABC, SF Examiner)
  • After Muni All-Door Boarding, “Dwell Times” Dropped 38%, Fare Evasion Down to 7.9% (SFBay)
  • SFMTA Board Approves $68M Contract for 61 Articulated Hybrid Buses; More to Come (SFBay)
  • SFMTA Board to Consider Funding Free Muni for Seniors Next Month (SF Examiner, SF Appeal)
  • Chronicle‘s John King Lauds Central Subway Extension; Could Olympics Provide a Boost? (Biz Times)
  • SFMTA Relaxes Some Fees and Regulations for Taxis to Compete With “Ride-Share” (SFGate)
  • New “Loup” App, Flush With Twitter Exec Funding, Looks to Apply Uber’s Model to Buses (Biz, Re/code)
  • Heavy Rain Forces Cable Cars Out of Service; Traffic Delays Around Bay Area (SFGateABCNBC)
  • San Jose City Council Bans Sidewalk Biking on Some Downtown Streets (Mercury News)
  • VTA Keeps Alum Rock and Santa Clara BART Station Extensions in Study (Biz Times)
  • San Mateo’s New Sustainable Streets Plan Includes Peninsula’s First Vision Zero Policy (PTA)
  • SFGate Op-Ed: LOS Reform is a Step Toward Less Auto-Oriented Development

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Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Shoots Roy Mottini, a North Beach Neighborhood Figure, After Altercation in Crosswalk (SFist)
  • Photos of the Transbay Transit Center’s Above-Ground Construction Progress (Curbed SF)
  • SF Examiner Looks Into Why Senator Mark Leno Decided Not to Run Against Ed Lee for Mayor
  • SF Public Works Makes it Easier to Remove Weak Street Trees (SFGate), Before They Collapse (KRON)
  • Taxis Bumper Stickers Bash “Ride-Share” (CBS); NerdWallet Calculates “Ride-Share” Driver Profits
  • BART Oakland Airport Connector Falling Short of Ridership Needed to Break Even (CBS)
  • Bay Bridge Piers in Oakland May Be Re-Used (SFGate); Builder May Develop West Oakland BART (Biz)
  • The Greater Marin Finds Good and Bad in Golden Gate Transit’s Service Changes Along Highway 101
  • San Rafael City Council Votes for SMART Quiet Zones Before Trains Have Hit the Tracks (Marin IJ)
  • It’s Amazing How Easy it is for a Distracted Driver to Flip Their Car on a Neighborhood Street (Marin IJ)
  • With Used Train Purchases and Electrification, Can Caltrain Make More Room for Bikes? (Daily Journal)
  • More on San Jose’s Proposed Sidewalk Bicycling Ban (NBC); CBS 5 Anchor Stan Bunger Applauds it

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Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Crashes Into Pole, Hospitalizes Person on Sidewalk at McAllister and Leavenworth (ABC, KTVU)
  • Extending Central Subway Would Boost Ridership 55% (SFGate); Caltrans Grants Subway $82M (CBS)
  • CBS 5: Holiday Street Plaza in Union Square Represents “the San Francisco Everyone Wants it to Be”
  • Scott Wiener: “The Studies are Clear: Car-Sharing Reduces Car Ownership” (SFGate)
  • Senator Mark Leno Says He Won’t Run Against Ed Lee for Mayor Next Year (SFGateABC)
  • Lyft Now Lets Drivers Share Rides on Trips They’re Already Making (SFist)
  • Petition Against Golden Gate Bridge Bike/Ped Tolls Has Over 25,000 Signatures (CBS)
  • As BART Fills Up More Quickly, More Long-Haul Commuters Go “Upstream” for a Seat (SFGate)
  • Ferguson Protestors Shut Down West Oakland BART (KQED); Massive Car Sideshow at Port (NBC)
  • Oakland Brings Back Free Parking Dysfunction for the Holidays (ABC)
  • South SF Adds Pedestrians-Activated Flashing Beacons at Five Crosswalks (SF Examiner, CBS)
  • San Jose Council to Vote on Sidewalk Cycling Ban (Merc); Red-Running Driver Hits CHP Officer (NBC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Assemblymembers Propose Ban on Bike/Ped Tolls on GG Bridge (BizExaminer, SFGateNBC, MIJ)
  • Chronicle Columnist John King Warns Annie Street Plaza Could Go Neglected Like Other City Plazas
  • Alta Bike Share’s Mia Birk: Bay Area “May Be First Out of the Gate” With Clipper Card Integration (HuffPo)
  • SPUR Explains How the Bay Area’s New Commuter Benefits Program Will Get People Out of Cars
  • Revived Plans for 35 Condos at Franklin and Page Include Parking for Bikes Instead of Cars (SocketSite)
  • Survey: Half of Uber Drivers Will Drive for App Less After Reports About Smearing Journalists (Forbes)
  • SF Weekly‘s Joe Eskenazi: Uber Doesn’t Get as Much Backlash Over Actions Like Surge Pricing
  • Two People Found Separately on Tracks at Berkeley and Embarcadero BART Stations (KTVUABC)
  • SF Examiner Provides a Detailed History on BART’s Oakland Airport Connector
  • Oakland Protesters Briefly Take Over I-980 on Second Night of Solidarity With Ferguson (SFGate)
  • Drunk Driver Who Killed Family in Daly City Car Crash Found Guilty of Murder (Daily Journal)
  • Mountain View May Study Caltrain Grade Separation at Downtown Transit Center (Peninsula)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Muni Struggles to Improve Condition of Aging Metro Fleet Until New Trains Arrive (SFGate, SFBay)
  • Sean Parker Says He Funded Cars-First Prop L to Conduct a Poll (SFGate)
  • New SF Bicycle Coalition Video Features Business Owners Who Love Bike Lanes
  • SFMTA Explains Why NextBus Displays Sometimes Show “Ghost Buses” (Moving SF)
  • Water Taxi Operator Gets Larger Boat to Accommodate Growing Demand (NBC)
  • Mid-Market Named Dirtiest Stretch of Street in SF (SFGate)
  • Thanksgiving in Bay Area Expected to Bring Third Worst Holiday Traffic in Nation (Curbed SF)
  • Oakland Protesters Take Over I-580 After Ferguson Shooting Announcement (Oakland North, SFGate)
  • Riders Weigh in on BART’s New Oakland Airport Connector (Oakland North)
  • PTA: East-West El Camino Real BRT Should Be Paired With North-South Transit Improvements
  • Man Driving Wrong Way on Hwy 101 in Novato Hits and Kills Other Driver and Self (Marin IJ)

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Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Finishes Painting Market Street’s Transit-Only Lanes Red (SFBay)
  • More on the SFMTA Board’s Approval of Transit Signals and Bulb-Outs on Haight (HoodlineExaminer)
  • Charging Disabled Placard Holders for Parking Will Curb Abuse, C.W. Nevius Reminds Us (SFGate)
  • Does the Board of Supervisors Lack a Sense of Urgency on Making Streets Safer? (SFGate)
  • Businesses Are Using Smaller Delivery Vehicles, and Cities Like SF Stand to Benefit (CityLab)
  • Oakland Airport Connector Successfully Opens (SFGate, NBC, LAT, SFBay)
  • Speeding Oakland Driver Kills Two on Sidewalk (CBS); Woman Killed on Highway in Castro Valley (ABC)
  • Berkeley Mandates Gas Pump Stickers Warning of Air Pollution; SF Considering Them, Too (Oak Trib)
  • 3 Cities Consider Protected Bike Lanes on El Camino Real (PTA); Atherton Adopts Bike/Ped Plan (Alm)
  • Cyclelicious: Santa Clara County Groups Want to Use Transpo Tax Money for Better Transpo Options
  • SMART Gets Grant to Plan for Bike Parking at Stations (Marin IJ)
  • The Greater Marin’s David Edmonson: Transit-Oriented Development in Marin is Not a New Idea (MIJ)

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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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