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Today’s Headlines

  • Three Cyclists Attacked by Bike Thieves on Panhandle (HoodlineSFGate); SFBC Calls for Enforcement
  • Assembly Candidates David Chiu, David Campos Spar Over Record on Transit Funding (BAR)
  • More on the Pedestrian Safety Measures Touted on Walk and Roll to School Day (SF Appeal)
  • Uber, Lyft, Yellow Cab Each Receive “F” Rating From Better Business Bureau (Biz Times)
  • 1940 Proposal Would Have Replaced Cable Cars with Open-Top Buses (Curbed SF)
  • SFMTA’s Ed Reiskin, Sup. Jane Kim Urge Caltrain and CAHSRA to Build Compatible System (GC)
  • Caltrain to Repair Bridges for Seismic Safety (Examiner); Palo Alto Trench Could Cost $1B (Mercury)
  • GG Bridge Bus Workers to Strike Next Friday (ABC, KQED, SF Examiner)
  • SFBG Interviews BART Board Director James Fang, Challenger Nick Josefowitz
  • SPUR Report Says Boosting Regional Transit is One Key to a More Inclusive SF (CityLab)
  • BART Board Approves Funding For Construction of Pittsburg City Center Station (CBS)
  • Transit-Rich Uptown Oakland Makes APA’s List of “Great Neighborhoods” (Biz Times, SFGate)

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Today’s Headlines

  • A Record 14,000 SF Students Participate in Walk and Roll to School Day (SF Examiner)
  • Young Woman Struck by Driver at 15th and Valencia Streets (Mission Local)
  • SUV Driver Blocking Crosswalk Punches 66-Year-Old Man Who Complained (SF Weekly)
  • Haight Street Transit-Only Contra-Flow Lane Opens to Muni 71 and 6 Buses (Hoodline)
  • SFMTA Posts Survey to Gain Input About Sprucing Up the Transit Bulbs at Carl and Cole (Hoodline)
  • PG&E Valve Work Rips Through New “Si Se Puede!” Plaza on Cesar Chavez Street (SFGate)
  • Tonight: SFBG Hosts Forum on Closing the Rift Between Transportation and Affordable Housing Funding
  • SF Examiner and SF Bay Guardian Issue Ballot Endorsements
  • Prop L Gems: “MTA is Mostly Kids,” “West of Divisadero is Suburban,” “Cars are the Mainstay” (SFGate)
  • Cabbies Stage Honking Protest Outside Uber Headquarters (SF Weekly)
  • Boost for Late-Night Transbay Bus Service Could Come in December (SF Examiner)
  • Levi’s Stadium Neighbors, Police Chief Meet to Discuss Traffic and Bike Trail Woes (Mercury News, NBC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Two Car Occupants Injured After Drivers Crash at Fulton and Laguna Streets (KTVU)
  • SFMTA Proposes New Residential Parking Permit Zone Around Alamo Square (Hoodline)
  • SFMTA Launches “Muni Forward” Branding Campaign for Transit Improvements
  • SF Weekly‘s Joe Eskenazi: Transbay Developer Mess Shows How SF’s Wealthy Expect to Get Their Way
  • BeyondChron’s Randy Shaw on UN Plaza: Why is One Block of Fulton Street a Parking Lot? (Examiner)
  • Seleta Reynolds, Formerly of SFMTA, Expected to Help LA Become Multi-Modal as DOT Chief (C&M)
  • BART Even More Packed With Attendees From October’s Conferences, Festivals, Ball Games (SFist)
  • Disability Advocate Says BART Ignores Concern From Disabled Riders (BeyondChron)
  • Marin IJ Columnist Issues a Tired Call for Bicycle Licenses
  • Senator Jerry Hill Shares Thoughts on the Future Caltrain as CEO Mike Scanlon Retires (Green Caltrain)
  • Gov Brown Authorizes Caltrain Electrification “Design/Build” Phase to Proceed (Daily Journal)
  • San Carlos Residents Like Scaled-Down “Transit Village” Plan With Removed Parking Structure (DJ)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Luis Ayala, 29, Arrested for DUI Hit-and-Run That Hospitalized Man at Valencia and Duboce (KTVU)
  • Trucker Hits Fire Hydrant on New Montgomery St, Wasting Thousands of Gallons of Water (SF Weekly)
  • Mayor-Funded BeyondChron Continues to Re-Hash Arguments Against Sup. Wiener’s Prop B
  • Castro Street Fair Shows Off New Rainbow Crosswalks, Widened Sidewalks (GG Xpress)
  • Potrero Hill Neighbors Complain About Crew Trucks Taking Up Parking to Film HBO’s “Looking” (SFGate)
  • New Parklet Constructed at VinoRosso on Cortland and Anderson in Bernal Heights (Bernalwood)
  • “SFBARF” Group Formed to Rally for More Housing Development in SF (SF Examiner)
  • Facebook’s Shuttle Drivers Seek to Unionize (KQEDBiz Times)
  • VTA Proposes Scaling Back BART San Jose Extension to Get Federal Funding (Green Caltrain)
  • BART to Start Charging at East Bay Parking Lots (Weekly); SFGate Profiles BART Board Challengers
  • SPUR to Open Oakland Office in January to Help City Grow With “Inclusion” (Biz Times)
  • Citylab Explains Why 12-Foot-Wide Traffic Lanes Are Killing Us

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Today’s Headlines

  • Pedestrian Critically Injured at Valencia and Duboce, Driver Stops on Market (KTVU, SFGate, M Local)
  • Cabbie Hospitalizes Man at Bay and Buchanan, Flees, Then Returns (KTVU, SFBayCBS)
  • SFMTA Plans Safety Fixes at Stockton and Sacramento, Where Pui Fong Yim Lee Was Killed (SFBay)
  • Union Square Merchants Complain Central Subway Construction is Hurting Business (SFGate)
  • Willie Brown Says Construction Has “Made it Impossible to Drive or Even Walk in Downtown” (SFGate)
  • Mayor Lee to Hire More Private Ambulances to Help SFFD Pick Up Slack on Response Times (SFGate)
  • SF Examiner Profiles SFMTA’s New Taxi Chief, Kate Toran
  • SFPD Arrests DUI Driver Who Passed Out While Texting, Stopped Car With Drugs and Guns on Fulton
  • Oakland Man, 66, Killed After Falling in Front of Pickup Truck While Unloading Vehicle (KTVU)
  • Caltrain Raises Paper Fares (ABC); Agency’s Directors Silent on Misuse of Money (NBC)
  • Stanley Roberts Find Drivers Ignoring Crossing Guards in Redwood City
  • Driverless Cars Will Make the Suburbs Fun Again (Biz); Electric Race Cars Will Go “Scary” Fast (CBS)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Pedestrian Seriously Injured by SUV Driver on Fulton at Willard in the Richmond (SF Examiner)
  • More on the New Muni-Only Turn Lane at Lincoln and 19th Avenue (SF Examiner)
  • Stanley Roberts Has a Field Day Watching Drivers Behave Badly During a Power Outage in SoMa
  • Chamber of Commerce President Bob Linscheid: SF Needs Prop A, the $500M Transit Bond (Examiner)
  • Car-Free SF Therapist Analyzes the Emotional Impacts of Owning and Driving a Car (Psyched in SF)
  • Real Estate Agent Perpetuates the Myth That Car-Share Spaces Make Parking More Difficult (Marina)
  • BART Looks to Ease Parking Frustration With Availability Signs; No Signs of Smarter Pricing (KTVU)
  • CAHSR Fields Letters of Interest From Train Manufacturers (Biz Times); Siemens Will Compete (SacBee)
  • Bridge Construction in Fremont Marks Milestone for BART Extension to Warm Springs (ABCCBS)
  • Caltrain Launches Suicide Prevention Webpage as Part of “Railroad Safety Month” (PAW, DJ, Exam)
  • GJEL: Oaklavia Shows the Need for Bike-Friendly Streets Around Lake Merritt
  • Sunnyvale Bike and Pedestrian Commission Pushes for Look Into Bike-Share (Mercury News)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Chinatown Community, Walk SF Demand Safer Streets at Stockton and Sacramento (ExamABC)
  • Stanley Roberts Shames “Jaywalkers” on Stockton, Cyclists Running Stop Sign at Three-Way Intersection
  • Supes Approve $15M Settlement for Family of Woman Killed by Rec and Parks Driver in Holly Park (ABC)
  • C.W. Nevius: Are Big Tech Conventions at Moscone Center Worth the Headaches for Drivers? (SFGate)
  • Activist Fran Taylor Blasts Prop L in SFBG Op-Ed; SPUR Issues Ballot Recommendations
  • Castro Street History Walk Pavers Installed (Hoodline)
  • Lots of Great Events to Bike to in SF This Weekend (SFGate)
  • New Electric Bike Super Store Robbed in the Fillmore (ABC)
  • Caltrain Riders to See Paper Fare Increase, Scheduled Construction-Related Delays (Daily Journal)
  • Former San Mateo Mayor: Outgoing Caltrain/SamTrans Chief Scanlon is “Close to Indispensable” (SMDJ)
  • Palo Alto Plans Widen Road, Make “Multi-Modal Improvements” on Page Mill Road at 280 (NBC)
  • Mill Valley Jumps on Installation of $400K Bike Path Roundabout After Pedestrian Injury (MarinIJ)

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Today’s Headlines

  • 2 Muni Crashes Injure 5: #44, Tour Bus Collide in GG Park; Driver Cuts Off T-Third in Bayview (KTVU)
  • SFBG: Mega-Lobbyist Willie Brown Doesn’t Need Chron Column
  • SFPD Writing 62% More Citations This Year, as Part of Vision Zero Safety Efforts (CBS)
  • New Paint Jobs: Red Bus Lane on Haight Near Market (Hoodline); Rainbow Crosswalks on Castro (SFist)
  • More on BART’s Late-Night Bus Pilot (CBS, NBC)
  • Bernal Heights Resident: Revive Bus Service on Cesar Chavez to Caltrain (Bernalwood)
  • Non-Profit That Turned Muni Bus Into Mobile Shower for Homeless Needs a Second Bus (IndieGoGo)
  • (Illegal) Uber and Lyft Carpool Apps Increasingly Popular (Biz Times)
  • Caltrans Says Moist Bay Bridge Bolts Are Just Fine (CBSKTVU, SFGate)
  • Caltrain and CHSR Agree to Coordinate on Level Boarding at Stations (Green Caltrain)
  • Family of Girl Killed in Bike Crash Settles Lawsuits Against Driver, Novato (KTVU)
  • People Behaving Badly: Motorcycle Sideshows Block Traffic in Oakland

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Today’s Headlines

  • 18-Year-Old Man on Bike Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver at Embarcadero and Harrison (SF Examiner)
  • SFMTA Plans Pedestrian Safety Improvements at Sacramento and Stockton (KTVU)
  • BART to Test Expanded Late-Night Bus Service (SFGate)
  • Federal Grant to SFMTA Will Pay for Longer, Articulated Buses (SFGate)
  • D.A. Gascón Concerned Over “Ride-Share” Safety (Examiner); Uber CEO Won’t Wait for Regulators (NBC)
  • Google Bus Drivers Work Long Hours for Low Pay (SFGate)
  • Castro Street Getting Rainbow Crosswalks This Week (Hoodline)
  • Oakland City Councilman Wants Sideshow Crackdown After Weekend Crash (KTVU)
  • Joseph and Anna Stivala Identified as Couple Killed in San Mateo SamTrans Collision (Daily Journal)
  • Drunk Driver Crashes into Family’s Backyard in Concord (KTVU)
  • Millbrae BART Housing Moves Forward with Environmental Impact Report (Daily Journal)
  • More Bike Riders Counted Along San Jose’s Trails (Cyclelicious)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Sup. Scott Weiner Calls Hearing to Address Near-Term Muni Light Rail Fixes (SF Examiner)
  • Feds Give SFMTA $9M to Buy 12 New Muni Buses (KTVU)
  • Five Years After Google Buses Arrived In Noe Valley, Do Pros Outweigh Cons?
  • California PUC Hearing Will Reevaluate Regulations on Ride-Share Companies (Biz Times)
  • Taxi Companies Prepare for Slow Business This Winter (SF Examiner)
  • Anonymous Man in Safety Vest Directs Traffic at 3rd and Howard (SFist)
  • More on Collision that Ended High-Speed Chase Through Downtown SF (SF AppealDaily Journal)
  • Sunday Streets in Excelsior Welcomed by Some Neighbors (SFGate)
  • New Bay Bridge Already Corroding? (SFGate); People Behaving Badly: Tourists Drive GoCar on Bridge
  • GG Bridge District Strike Means Crowded Buses, Bridge Traffic (ABC, CBS)
  • Van Driver, Passenger Killed After Crashing into SamTrans Bus in San Mateo (ABC, KRON, SF Examiner)
  • Oakland Wins $3.2 Million Grant For Bike/Pedestrian Bridge at Lake Merritt (East Bay Express)

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