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)


BART Will Study Second Transbay Tube, West Side Extension

Updated 11:06 p.m. with comments from BART Board-elect Nick Josefowitz. BART says it will formally study the decades-old ideas of building a second Transbay tube and extending service to SF’s western neighborhoods. Ellen Smith, BART’s acting manager for strategic and policy planning, recently told a SF County Transportation Authority Board committee (comprised of SF supervisors) […]

M-Ocean View Subway: Is this Project Really About Trains?

Thursday, SFMTA joined several agencies at the Bay Area 2040 open house in Oakland. One of the projects presented was the M-Ocean View improvement plan. As the Examiner reported today, SFMTA is now leaning towards an all-underground option, with a tunnel stretching from West Portal to Parkmerced. This project, at around $3 billion, would re-align the […]