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SF Legislators Introduce BART Police Oversight Bill (SFBG, SF Citizen) Meantime, BART Board Delays Talk on Service Cuts; Gets Earful on Shooting (Coco Times, SF Gate) Obama Vows Action on Green Economy (ENS) But He Needs a Better High Speed Rail Commitment (New Republic via CHSRB) California’s High Speed Rail Authority Running Out of Money […]

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Governor’s Gas Tax Scheme a "Bait and Switch" Move to Avoid Funding Transit (Sac Bee) Merc: "What Will It Take to Fix Bay Area Transit Crisis?"  Mayor’s State of City Makes No Mention of Improving Muni’s On-Time Performance (SF Gate) Tentative Nod for Congestion-Based Toll Increases on Bay Area Bridges (SF Gate, Coco Times) "Where […]

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Happy Bike to Work Day! Please remember to send your photos to our Flickr pool. Supes Delay Action on MTA Budget; Rejection Threat Looms (SF Examiner) More on the Suspension of Proof of Payment Stings from SF Examiner BART Close to Hiring New Police Chief from Fairfield (SF Gate) Calif. Watch: Federal Climate Bill Would […]

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Transit News Disappointing in Final Stimulus but HSR Gets a Boost (AP via Transport Politic) Transit Takes a $459 Million Hit in State Budget Deal But Will it Pass? (LAT, Ca.Progress Rep.) BART Board to Get Update on Police Oversight Committee (SF Gate) SF Park Rangers Want to Carry Guns and Get Full Law-Enforcement Status […]

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Supervisor John Avalos Takes the Lead on the Muni Budget (Beyond Chron)  SF Examiner: "Higher Muni Fare Evasion Fines Pitched" Sizing Up Muni at Bay to Breakers (SF Appeal) BART Director Fang Insists Phone Card Will Prove Translink Obsolete (Matier & Ross)  Independent Auditor Would Investigate Civilian Complaints Against BART Police (SF Gate) Examiner Editorial […]

BART Will Study Second Transbay Tube, West Side Extension

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Updated 11:06 p.m. with comments from BART Board-elect Nick Josefowitz. BART says it will formally study the decades-old ideas of building a second Transbay tube and extending service to SF’s western neighborhoods. Ellen Smith, BART’s acting manager for strategic and policy planning, recently told a SF County Transportation Authority Board committee (comprised of SF supervisors) […]