Today’s Headlines

  • Transportation Gets Less Than Expected in Federal Stimulus Bill (WSJ)
  • Details of the Transportation Segment Reviewed (Transport Politic via
  • Governors Unhappy Bill Doesn’t Give More to Road Projects (Politico)
  • Former BART Officer Pleads "Not-Guilty" in Shooting of Oscar Grant (SF Chronicle
  • Caltrans to Pay $7 Million to Transit for Right to Add Carpool Lanes to Sacramento Freeway (Sacbee)
  • Caltrans Halts Funding for Fourth Bore of Caldecott Tunnel (SF Chronicle)
  • Man Who Would Not Remove Bicycle From Caltrain Pays Fine for Disturbing Peace (CBS5)
  • Cell Phone Ban for Muni Drivers (Muni Diaries)
  • F-Stockton Will See New Trolley Cars (Market St Railway)
  • More Fear From Peninsula Residents that High Speed Rail Will Ruin Neighborhoods (CHSRB)
  • A Very Interesting Proposal for Streetcars in Oakland (SF Cityscape)


MTC Votes to Reject Funding for Free Muni for Low-Income Youth

In a 7-8 vote, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission today rejected $4 million in funding for the free Muni for low-income youth pilot program. After the vote, proponents chanted “shame on you” to the commission, according to the SF Chronicle. “We were definitely very disappointed, especially with the kind of resources the MTC has and the other […]

Will Caltrans Get On Board With a Contraflow Bus Lane on the Bay Bridge?

The proposal to improve transbay transit with a contraflow bus lane on the Bay Bridge is gaining traction, as the SF Chronicle reported yesterday. The idea has been pushed by proponents at SPUR, AC Transit, and some BART board members for years as a relatively quick and inexpensive solution to move more people between SF and the East Bay. BART is already […]

Mayor’s Task Force Proposes Solid First Steps to Fund SF’s Transport Needs

The funding measures recommended by the Mayor’s Transportation 2030 Task Force are a promising step toward building out the safe, reliable networks for transit, walking, and biking that San Franciscans need. Only a portion of the $10.1 billion needed for improvements identified by the task force would be funded by the measures, but if approved […]