Today’s Headlines

  • Oscar Grant Shooting Protest Ends in Arrests; More Vandalism Reported (KTVU, Merc)
  • Meantime, the D-A Says Grant Had Both Hands Behind His Back When He Was Shot (SF Gate)
  • Bridge Toll Money to be Reallocated for BART Rail Extension (Coco Times)
  • Committee Approves Plan to Go After Rental Car Drivers Who Skip Paying Tolls (Coco Times)
  • Chronicle Editorial Calls SF Congestion Pricing "Half-Baked" (SF Gate)
  • More on Oregon’s Plan to Charge Drivers by the Miles, Not Gallons (The Oregonian
  • Funding for Caldecott Tunnel, Other Highway Projects Put on Hold (SF Gate
  • Obama’s EPA Chief Hints She Will Grant California Waiver to Enforce Emissions Standards (SF Gate)
  • Incoming White House Environmental Quality Chair "Excited" About High Speed Rail (CHSRB)
  • "Idaho-Style" Stop Sign Law Proposed for Oregon Bicyclists (Bike Portland)
  • And Bike and Ped Improvements in Portland Stimulus Plan (Bike Portland via Streetsblog Network)


Today’s Headlines

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 […]

GG Bridge Toll Hikes Approved 15-2, Supes Campos and Breed Opposed

When the plan for much-needed toll hikes on the Golden Gate Bridge was approved Friday, the only opponents on the GG Bridge Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors were Supervisors David Campos and London Breed. All other 15 members who voted, including Marin County reps, apparently understood the need to fund rising infrastructure costs for […]

SFBC: Golden Gate Bridge Bike/Ped Toll “Out of Sync With Bay Area Values”

A toll for people walking and biking across the Golden Gate Bridge will be considered for study tomorrow by the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District’s Board of Directors. The SF Bicycle Coalition is calling on sustainable transportation advocates to oppose the fee, calling it an tired idea that would discourage walking and biking. […]

SFCTA to Test Variable Road Pricing on Treasure Island

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 […]