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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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Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian on Great Highway Next to Golden Gate Park (KTVU)
  • 56-Year-Old Driver Dies After Crashing Into Pole at Park Presidio Blvd and Fulton (SFGate, Examiner)
  • City’s $22M Surplus Could Mean Prop B-Mandated Transit Funding Won’t Take From Programs (SFGate)
  • Citizens Advisory Committee Ponders Central Subway Extension’s Effects on Southeast T-Third (D10)
  • SF Protestors Enter Market St Subway (SF Weekly); Stanford Protesters March Onto Hwy 101 (ABC)
  • Walk SF: SF Has Some New Public Spaces to Enjoy This Holiday Season (SFGate)
  • Green Street Infrastructure, Like on Cesar Chavez, Helps Reduce Toxic Stormwater Runoff (KTVU)
  • Marin IJ: Assemblymember Should Leave it Golden Gate Bridge Board to Decide on Bike/Ped Tolls
  • Caltrain Releases Environmental Impact Report on Electrification (SM Daily Journal, Mercury, Biz Times)
  • CAHSR Needed to Replace Airlines (SFGate); Amtrak Doesn’t Get Its Priority Over Freight (SFGate)
  • Two Burlingame Peds Hit in Beacon Crosswalks (SMDJ); Cupertino Driver Hits Child on Bike (SFBay)
  • Taxi Industry Op-Ed: “Ride-Share” Companies “Founded on Hollow Business Principles” (SF Examiner)

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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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