Today’s Headlines

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  • Traffic Deaths Grim Numbers (SFChron)
  • A Toll for Lombard Street? (SFChron, SFExaminer)
  • Redfin Ranks SF Best Place to Live Car Free (Curbed)
  • Home SF Plan Proposes Development Flexibility (SFBay)
  • Development for Unused Balboa Reservoir (Socketsite)
  • Millbrae Weighs Development and HSR (DailyJournal)
  • More on Twin Peaks Tunnel Closures (Hoodline, SFBay)
  • More on Polk Street Bike Lane Plans (Hoodline)
  • More on Geary BRT Lawsuit (Hoodline)
  • Work Begins for Novato Bus Hub (MarinIJ)
  • Commentary: Geary BRT Lawsuit is a Bunch of Bull (SFExaminer)

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At Bourg-la-Reine, outside Paris, the rail station is surrounded by dense, mixed-use development and walkable streets. Image: Google Maps

What American Commuter Rail Can Learn From Paris, Part 2

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In Europe it's common for regional rail systems to get ridership comparable to that of the subway in the central city. But in America, this is unheard of. One reason for the discrepancy is land use: American commuter rail stations are typically surrounded by parking, while in the Paris region you see a different pattern with ample development next to suburban train stations.

Today’s Headlines

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  • BART Seeks Funds for New Railcars (SFGate, CBSLocal)
  • Rerouting  for Twin Peaks Tunnel Reconstruction (SFExaminer)
  • Power Outage Closed Church Muni Station (Hoodline)
  • AC Transit Fuel Cell Buses (EastBayTimes)
  • Reasons to Love San Francisco (Curbed)
  • Divisadero Art Walk (Hoodline)
  • Amtrak Train Runs Over Person in Pittsburg (EastBayTimes)
  • More on Development Regs Aimed to Boost Biking (ConstructionDive)
  • SMART Train Will Move Forward with Larkspur Construction (MarinIJ)
  • Commentary: California’s Housing Hypocrisy (SFChron)
  • Commentary: Don’t Jam Up Caltrain Electrification (SFChron)

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Image: MTC website

Clipper Update and the Potential to Rationalize Fares

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Yesterday evening, at the San Francisco Transit Rider’s new digs on Folsom Street in downtown, Sara Barz of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Arielle Fleisher, with the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), gave presentations about the move to replace the Clipper fare-collection system with a new generation of technology […]

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