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)


Transit Advocates, Construction Workers Show Up in Force at MTC Meeting

Photos by Matthew Roth via Twitter Transit advocates in favor of redirecting stimulus funds for the Oakland Airport Connector to financially struggling transit agencies are out in force at this morning’s MTC Commission meeting in Oakland, along with dozens of union construction workers. Streetsblog’s Matthew Roth reports the main meeting room and overflow rooms are […]

What Does Profitability Mean for Transit?

Today on the Streetsblog Network, we’re featuring a post from The Transport Politic, in which he takes up a discussion with Cap’n Transit about what constitutes profitability for a transit system:  Photo by network member Rail Life via Flickr. [T]he meaning of the word "profitable" itself is subjective. We could argue that getting enough revenue […]

New Colored Transit Lanes Coming to Church Street Next Month

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 […]

Advocates Want Oakland Airport Connector Funds for Transit Operations

Image: TransForm With the civil rights imbroglio between BART and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) making news last week, a problem that could imperil $70 million in federal stimulus funds obligated to the Oakland Airport Connector (OAC), advocates are calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to give the stimulus money to cash-strapped transit operators […]

NY and CA: How Did They Spend Transportation Stimulus Money?

In an economic recovery report released today by New York Gov. David Paterson (D), the state broke down its plans for the estimated $31 billion it received as part of the Obama administration’s first stimulus law. New York spent more than half of its transport stimulus money on transit. (Photo: PlanetWare) A chart of New […]