Today’s Headlines

  • Pedestrian Killed While Walking in the Crosswalk in the Sunset District (SF Gate, KTVU)
  • More Evidence People are Driving Less and Taking Public Transit (TSTC via Streetsblog Network)
  • VTA Says Its Ridership is Up (Merc)
  • Miles of New Pedestrian and Bicycle Paths Being Planned for Marin (Marin IJ)
  • Companies Ordered to Stop Polluting Port of Stockton, San Joaquin River (ENS)
  • SF Mayor Committed to High-Speed Rail? (Fog City Journal, SF Examiner, The Overhead Wire)
  • New Group Links Rail Advocates (The Hill)
  • New Eastern Bay Bridge Span "Safe" After Cracked Welds Discovered (Coco Times)
  • Developer, Tribe Sued in Richmond Land Deal (Coco Times)
  • Scientists: Climate Change Has a Firm Grip (LAT)
  • National Conservation Area Would Cover Half a Million Acres in Six Counties (Sac Bee)

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San Rafael Meets its New Train

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In a previous post, Streetsblog got caught up on the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) project. A week later Marin County transit fans got a treat, with the arrival of the first Diesel Multiple Unit train at the new San Rafael station. The public got to board the train and have a look around. […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

BART Will Study Second Transbay Tube, West Side Extension

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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) […]

Today’s Headlines

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Man Biking on Sidewalk Seriously Injures Woman on Market Near Stockton Street (SF Appeal, SFist) Muni Riders Are Jumping Off Moving Buses (SFGate, SF Examiner, KTVU) Inflation-Adjusted Muni Fare Hike Goes Into Effect July 1 (SF Examiner) Market Street Bike Counter Tallied 54,000 Bikes in First Month (SFGate) Design Competition Launches for Taking Down 280, Re-Configuring Caltrain Route […]

Today’s Headlines

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Obama Moves to Allow States to Cut Emissions (SF Gate)  And Wants to Set Tougher Fuel-Efficiency Standards ((Huff Post)  As Chrysler Urges Dealers to Buy More Cars (Global Economic Analysis) DeFazio says Administration "Ill Advised" by Larry Summers on Transit Stimulus (Think Progress)  Stimulus Money Would Do Little to Help California’s Budget Woes (LA Times) […]
A rendering of the bridge bike and ped path. This will soon be changed into another car lane if pro-car politicians in Marin and elsewhere have their way. Image: MTC/HTNB

Marin Supervisor Asks Officials to Study Converting Future San Rafael Bridge Bike and Ped Path into Another Car Lane

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Note: GJEL Accident Attorneys regularly sponsors coverage on Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog California. Unless noted in the story, GJEL Accident Attorneys is not consulted for the content or editorial direction of the sponsored content. A Marin County Supervisor, who represents San Rafael, apparently wants to look at nixing plans for the long-planned bike and ped path on the […]