Today’s Headlines

  • U.S. Needs Long Term Vision for Stimulus Spending on Transpo Infrastructure (Bloomberg)
  • Oberstar: Transit Pushed Aside for Tax Cuts in Stimulus Bill (TPM)
  • House Stimulus Bill Would Give CA $2.8B for Roads, $950M for Transit (LA Times)
  • Schwarzenegger lobbies DC for CA Tailpipe Restrictions, Enviros Thrilled (NY Times)
  • Chronicle Editorial Supports Gov’s Bid to Enforce Strict Tailpipe Standards (SF Gate)
  • BART to Consider Increased Fares and Parking Fees to Close Budget Deficit (Examinter)
  • Muni Collecting More Fares, Increasing Revenues, and Vowing Innovation (Examiner)
  • More Peninsula Grousing Over High Speed Rail (PA Online)
  • Assailant in 2006 Death Over Parking Space Guilty of Manslaughter (SF Gate)(Examiner)
  • L.A. Approves Westside Subway Extension (LA Times)
  • Bye-Bye Overhead Wires?  Meet the New Electromagnetic Trams (Transport Politic)

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Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

Clipper Card Upgrade Could Bring Seamless Regional Travel, Or Not

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The Metropolitan Transportation Commission will soon renew its contract for Clipper, the Bay Area’s “all-in-one transit card.” Transit advocates are urging MTC to use the opportunity to create a more seamless fare system, and remove barriers that could allow Clipper payments on both the region’s transit agencies and “first-and-last-mile” trip services. Transit riders can currently […]

Advocates Want Oakland Airport Connector Funds for Transit Operations

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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New York’s Schumer Supports $5 Billion More for Transit in Stimulus (NYT) Stimulus for the ‘Next American Dream’ (SF Gate) Auto Industry to Court Obama Adminstration, Barbara Boxer at DC Car Show (Detroit News) BART Deal to Provide WiFi Systemwide for $30 a Month, $300 a Year (SF Gate, CNET) Parking Fees Go Up Today […]