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Today’s Headlines

  • Police Seek Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Woman at Bayshore and Visitacion (SFGate, KRON, ABC)
  • Castro Street Revamp Construction Going at Full Speed (BAR)
  • D10 Watch Suggests Fixes for Safer Crossings at the “Alemany Maze” on Foot and Bike
  • SFMTA Seeks Members for New Van Ness BRT Citizens Advisory Committee (Muni Diaries)
  • A Look at SF’s 40 “Most Notable” Developments Going Up, Clustered Around Transit (Curbed)
  • Wiener Avoids Supe Squabble Over Waterfront Development Inquiries by Enlisting Mayor’s Help (SFGate)
  • MTC Spokesperson: Funding a Bike/Ped Path on Bay Bridge West Span “a Bridge Too Far” (KTVU)
  • Oakland to Pay $3.25M to Woman Seriously Injured on Bike After Hitting Neglected Pothole (SFGate)
  • VTA to Break Ground on Santa Clara-Alum Rock “BRT” (Mostly Without Bus Lanes) (Mercury News)
  • Caltrain to Start Serving Newly Upgraded San Bruno Station April 1 With 201 Parking Spaces (RT&S)
  • Merchants on Palo Alto’s California Ave. Fear Street Revamp Will Make Rents Unaffordable (P. Press)
  • CA Transpo Commission to Approve Plan of Mostly Car-Centric, Highway-Happy Projects (NRDC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • SF Reverend: Taking the Bus to Church “Unrealistic” (Is Paying for Parking Realistic?) (SF Examiner)
  • SF Chronicle Mistakes Existing Transit-Only Lanes for “Heavily-Used Driving Lanes”
  • “Street Fight” Author Jason Henderson on Equity Issues at the National Bike Summit (SFBG)
  • For Some San Franciscans, Their Bicycle is a Reflection of Their Personality (Bold Italic)
  • SFSU Students Push for Discounted Student Muni Pass Deal With SFMTA (Foghorn)
  • App Tells Car Owners When Street Sweeping is Coming (SFGate); SF Mag: Is That Just Coddling?
  • Berkeley Considers Extending Parking Meter Hours to 8 P.M. (Business Times Hates it)
  • Alameda Ferry Service to SF to “Basically Double” (Alamedan)
  • Caltrain Delayed After Squirrel-Caused Power Outage Puts Dispatch Network on the Fritz (CBS)
  • TJPA/SFMTA Chair Tom Nolan: HSR Funds Crucial for Caltrain Electrification (SF Examiner)
  • A Bay Area Transit Map Drawn to Reflect Relative Commute Times (Atlantic Cities)
  • Mercury Roadshow Explains the CVC on Where Drivers May Enter a Bike Lane

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Today’s Headlines

  • Supervisors Officially Adopt Vision Zero (Exam), as Recommended by the Dept. of Public Health (Exam)
  • Muni Drivers’ Overtime Lawsuit Could Cost SFMTA Millions (SFWeekly)
  • Supervisor Breed Proposes Allowing Civil Prosecutions for Graffiti, a Problem for Muni (SF Examiner)
  • In Apparent Road Rage, Driver Steals Driver’s Keys, Leaving Car Stuck on Folsom in the Mission (ML)
  • Man Gets Bike Stolen While Stopped at Red Light on Market Street (SF Weekly)
  • PUBLIC Bikes Closing Existing Shops, Moving to Hayes Valley (Hoodline)
  • Alameda Police Target Drivers Violating Pedestrians’ Right of Way in Crosswalks (PBB)
  • Early Bay Area Bike Advocate and Caltrans Engineer Peter Jansen Dies in Berkeley at 92 (Berkeleyside)
  • SPUR Report: A Great Downtown San Jose Needs Transit-Oriented Development (CoCo Times)
  • Mountain View to Consider Funding Development of “Pod Cars,” $7M to $8M Per Mile (MercNBC)
  • Strong Support Shown for Palo Alto’s Bike Boulevards as Council Approves Design Contracts (Palo Alto)
  • How to Take Transit for Some Nice Recreational Bike Trips Around the Bay Area (SFGate)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Unlicensed Driver Without Lights Hits Woman in Outer Sunset (SFGate); SFPD Adds Enforcement (OBB)
  • BeyondChron: Car Restrictions, Transit Upgrades Will Contribute to Mid-Market’s “Bright Future”
  • More on the Bus-Only Lanes Getting Red Paint Downtown (SF Examiner)
  • Stanley Roberts Shows Why the Buffered, Unprotected Bike Lane on Folsom May Not Be Enough
  • Muni Shelter at Eddy and Leavenworth Removed Because it Attracted Crime (SFGate, BeyondChron)
  • Noe Valley Town Square, Converted From a Parking Lot, Set to Open March 2016 (Noe Valley SF)
  • Silicon Valley Drives More than LA (Biz Times) — Latest in Business Times Series on SV Transportation
  • Video Shows Man’s Near-Miss With Caltrain, Which Delays System With Investigations (CBS)
  • Woman Recovers Stolen Bike With Help of BART Police (SFist)
  • SFO Station Power Outage Creates Major Delays for BART (CBS)
  • Marin Transit Seeing Higher Ridership, Matching National Trends (Greater Marin)
  • Concord Driver Arrested for Killing Mother on Sidewalk in Hit-and-Run (CBS)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Man in His 60s Critically Injured by Tour Bus Driver at 7th and Mission (ABC, KTVU)
  • SFBG: Mayor Lee Has Failed to Deliver on Promises to Fund Bicycling, Pedestrian Safety Plans
  • SFMTA Announces New Diversion Proposals to Get Cars Off of Market Street (SFGate)
  • Proposal for $6 F-Line Fares Dropped by SFMTA (SFGate, SFBay)
  • Report: Muni Among the Nation’s Slowest, Most Costly Systems, But Has Low Fares (Examiner, SFGate)
  • SF Examiner Columnist: Central Subway Without an Extension is Built With “Tunnel Vision”
  • Drug Use, Bad Behavior in Plaza Off Sixth Street Leaves Neighbors Wanting it Gone (ABC, UA)
  • More on the Castro Street Groundbreaking (KQED, SF Appeal)
  • Uber, Lyft Insurance to Cover Drivers When They Aren’t Carrying Passengers (SFGateSFBG, KQED)
  • Caltrain Officials: Ridership Rise Will Continue With Upgrades More Than Job Growth (SF Examiner)
  • Bay Bridge Bike/Ped Path to Close Next Week for Ramp Connector Improvements (ABC)
  • Unlicensed Driver Hits 8-Year-Old Girl on Bike in San Mateo (CBS)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Coverage of the Muni Transit Effectiveness Project in SFGate, SFBay
  • SF Chronicle Hates the Idea of Raising the F-Line Fare
  • SFMTA Survey Finds Muni Riders Dissatisfied With Cleanliness, Reliability (SF Weekly)
  • Stockton Tunnel Closed by Water Main Break, Re-Routing Muni 30 and 45 (SF Appeal)
  • Coverage of the Castro Street Redesign Groundbreaking and Rainbow Crosswalks (ABC, CBS)
  • Parklet to Open at Octavia and Page Next Week (Hayeswire)
  • Local Transpo Planner’s Time Lapse Video of a Tech Bus Stop Hits the Washington Post
  • Caltrain Hits Unoccupied SUV on Tracks at 16th Street Crossing (NBC)
  • BART to Release App That Allows Riders to Report Crimes Discreetly (CBS)
  • Golden Gate Transit Gets State Grant for Onboard Security Cameras (Marin IJ)
  • SMART to Halt Construction After Protests to Save Rare Redwood Tree (Press Democrat)
  • Caltrain’s Efforts to Replace Train Bridges Lead to Disputes Over Neighbors’ Property (SM Daily Journal)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Teenage Boy Injured by Driver in Crosswalk at Ocean and Junipero Serra (SFGate)
  • Muni Bus and Car Collide in Financial District, One Injured (KRON)
  • Woman Struck By BART Train Identified as 67-Year-Old Maria Baca (SF Examiner)
  • SFBC: SFMTA Spends More on Office Supplies Than Bicycle Projects
  • SPUR’s “Agenda for Change” Calls for Quality Transport Options in the Bay Area (ExaminerNext City)
  • SFCTA to Fund Feasibility Study for Central Subway Extension to Fisherman’s Wharf (SFGate)
  • West Portal Feels Like a Small Town Oriented Around a Transit Hub (SFGate)
  • Supervisor Breed, SFMTA, Rec and Parks Look to Manage the 4/20 Traffic Crunch (Uppercasing)
  • Designated Driver Service Comes to SF, an Option on St. Patrick’s Day (SF Examiner)
  • Google Glass, a Potential Driver Distraction, Considered a Threat to Public Safety (KQED)
  • Palo Alto Considers Four New Bike Boulevards (PA Online)
  • A Thorough Look at How American City Streets Came to Be Ruled by Cars (Collectors Weekly)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Four Collisions in 13 Hours: Three Pedestrians, One Bicyclist Struck by Drivers (CBS, Appeal, SFGate)
  • SFBC Sends SFMTA a List of Members’ Priorities for Next Wave of Bike Projects
  • Pedestrian-Friendly Castro Street Revamp Begins Construction Thursday (Castro Biscuit)
  • New Coalition Launched to Push for Central Subway Extension to Fisherman’s Wharf (SFGate)
  • Aging Muni Trolley Buses to be Replaced Soon as SFMTA Purchases New Fleet (SF Examiner)
  • Proposal to Increase F-Line Single-Ride Fare Still Faces Strong Opposition (CBS)
  • Cable Cars Undergo Overnight Cable Repairs (SF Appeal)
  • Wired Editor Counts the Number of Tech Buses That Go by his House (SFBG)
  • Person Killed by BART Train at Balboa Park Station, Delaying System (CBS, Mission Local)
  • SMART Track Work Begins in Marin (Marin IJ)
  • Golden Gate Bridge to See Longest Closure Ever for Installation of Movable Median Barriers (CBS, MIJ)
  • State Regulators Ponder the Future Liability of Driverless Cars (SFGate)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Cited for Hitting 5-Year-Old Boy, Babysitter in Crosswalk at Fulton and 37th Avenue (CBS)
  • Driver Hits Bicycle Rider at Market and Fifth Streets (SFGate)
  • SFMTA Still Considering Raising F-Line Single-Ride Fare to Provide Increased Service Citywide (SFGate)
  • Consistent with National Trends, BART and Caltrain Ridership at Record Highs (SF Examiner)
  • SFBC Explains How and Why to Use the City’s Newest Bike Theft Deterrent: SAFE Bikes
  • City Seeks Stewards to Maintain Public Plazas (SocketSite); Tim Redmond Calls it Privatization
  • Sup. Tang Looks to Grow “Front Yard Ambassadors” Program to Green the Sunset’s Sidewalks (SFGate)
  • New Bay Bridge Ramps to Yerba Buena, Treasure Islands Under Construction (SFGate)
  • State PUC May Require Ride-Share Companies to Provide Wheelchair-Accessible Cars (SFBG)
  • Green Caltrain: Benefits of Electrification Overshadowed in EIR
  • Despite Bumps in the Tracks, California HSR Advocates Remain Optimistic (SFBG)
  • Engineer Dave Alden on the Benefits of Transit for Children in the Bay Area (Vibrant Bay Area)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Chuck Nevius‘ Always-Sophisticated Take on Pedestrian Safety: People Are “Freakin’ Morons”
  • Cabbie Injures Ped at Turk and Van Ness (Weekly); DUI Driver Hits Car at Broadway and VN (Weekly)
  • Uber Has Avoided Offering Condolences to the Family of Sofia Liu, Girl Killed by Driver (SFBG)
  • Muni Metro Could Start Double-Berthing This Spring (SFGate); Muni SF’s Top Twitter Topic (Mashable)
  • After Google Donation, Free Muni Advocates Push for Senior, Disabled Pass Programs (SF Examiner)
  • Media Get a Look at the Central Subway Tunnel (NBCSF ExaminerSFGate)
  • SFMTA’s Shuttle Plans Threatened by CEQA Appeals (Exam); Video: Muni, Shuttles Share Stop (KQED)
  • Stair Mural Completed in Inner Sunset (Synapse); Richmond Residents Mad About Sidewalk Planters
  • Planning Department Updates Citywide Plan for Green Streets, Open Space (SocketSite)
  • Rec and Parks’ Parkwide Bike Rental Posters Depict Sidewalk Biking? Stanley Roberts is On the Case
  • BART Set to Open in San Jose a Year Ahead of Schedule (Mercury News)
  • Two Pedestrians Killed Crossing Highways in San Jose, Fremont Over Weekend (Mercury News)

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