Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood Gets Softball Questions at Confirmation Hearing (WaPo, NYT, AP)
  • Senate Coalition to Push for More Transit Funding in Stimulus Bill (Open Left)
  • CA High Speed Rail Chair Calls for Better Commuter Rail at Transpo Forum (NL Times)
  • Schwarzenegger Asks Obama for Tougher Tailpipe Emissions Restrictions (SF Gate)
  • SFO Launches "Green" Rental Car Program, Incentives for Hybrids (Greenerati)
  • SF Auto Row Sees Another Dealer Go Down (SF Citizen)
  • MTC Regional Transportation Plan Draft Released (Transbay)
  • Vallejo Transit Officials Worry State Budge Cuts Will Hit Transit Hard (Times-Herald)
  • Harri-Oak Livable Streets Plan Workshop in Oakland Tonight (Future Oakland)


Board of Supervisors Hearing: State of Muni Light Rail Vehicles

Agenda [PDF]. Item of Note: 4. [Hearing – State of Existing Light Rail Vehicle Fleet] Sponsor: Wiener Hearing directed to the Municipal Transportation Agency to report on the state of Muni’s light rail vehicles, including the existing vehicle shortage and lack of reliability, as well as Muni’s plans to keep the light rail fleet bible […]

White House Awards $2.3B for California High-Speed Rail

California’s bid for a federal high-speed rail network with top speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour is often called the "only true" bullet train proposal on the table — and the Obama administration agreed today, bestowing $2.34 billion on the Golden State to the delight of lawmakers and rail advocates. The largest share of the […]