Today’s Headlines

  • BART Board to Appoint Police Oversight Committee (SF Gate)
  • State Lawmakers Rush to Raid Public Transit Fund Thwarts Will of Voters (LAT)
  • Anger Mounts Over Governor’s Plan to Exempt Highway Projects from CEQA (LAT)
  • Beyond Chron: Stimulus Must Include Money for Mass Transit 
  • Republicans Oppose Stimulus Money for Bicycle Paths (BCT via Streetsblog Network)
  • Infrastructure Bill May Define the Transit Equation (The Transport Politic via Streetsblog Network)
  • MTA Plan Would Speed Muni Metro Trains (SF Examiner)
  • Concern Over Parking Impacts for Geary Blvd. BRT Wanes (SF Examiner)
  • Menlo Park to Open Negotiations Over Opposition to High Speed Rail (CHSRB, Merc)
  • Santa Rosa Planner Envisions Pedestrian, Children-Friendly Neighborhoods (Press Democrat)

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Today’s Headlines

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Senate Stimulus Bill Contains $2 Billion for High-Speed Rail (CHSRB) Schumer Outlines Plan to Provide More Stim Money for Public Transit (NY1) MTA To Consider Paying Millions in Muni Crash Settlements (SF Gate)  SF Mayor Wants to Cut Legal Fund That Helps Tenants Facing Ellis Act Evictions (Beyond Chron) And He’s Against Putting Tax Measures […]

Today’s Headlines

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BART Shooting Investigation Centers on Video; Claim Filed by Victim’s Family (SF Gate, Merc) SFBG Editorial: Structure of BART Police Force Recipe for Disaster And More Coverage Today of BART’s Plan to Trim Evening Service (SF Gate, Coco Times) Transit Agencies Still Seeking Aid from Government Nationwide (Pro Publica) Peskin Calls for Special Election, Tax […]

New Colored Transit Lanes Coming to Church Street Next Month

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New red-colored transit lanes are slated to be implemented on a section of Church Street in September in a SF Municipal Transportation Agency pilot project to speed up the J-Church and 22-Fillmore lines. Following the T-Third line, it would be the second time San Francisco has used colored paint on transit-only lanes to help clarify that […]

Geary BRT Plan Watered Down to Appease Parking-Obsessed Merchants

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Update: This plan may not be “watered down” after all. See our follow-up report here. Planners are touting a new proposed configuration for Geary Bus Rapid Transit that would forgo bus passing lanes in order to preserve car parking to appease merchants. Separated, center-median bus lanes would be retained, and project backers hope the changes […]

SFCTA to Test Variable Road Pricing on Treasure Island

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Treasure Island will serve as San Francisco’s proving grounds for road pricing that adjusts in response to traffic conditions, as the city looks to minimize Bay Bridge car congestion generated by residents expected to move to the development site. When the first housing units on the artificial mid-bay island, formerly owned by the Navy, are occupied in 2019, the SF County Transportation […]

Today’s Headlines

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CBS5 Raises Questions About Police Costs for Critical Mass (Eye on Blogs) CHSRB Responds to Palo Alto Vice Mayor’s Call for Abolishment of High-Speed Rail Commish BART Moves Ahead with 20-Year Plan to Upgrade Aging Trains (SF Examiner) Professor Questions Whether Bay Area Toll Lanes Will Make Money (East Bay Express) LA Metrolink Agrees to […]