Today’s Headlines

  • 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 at Three BART Peninsula Stations (Merc)
  • Electricians ‘Lapse’ Likely Caused Last Spring’s BART Fire (Merc)
  • Samtrans Begins Fare Hikes (KCBS, Coco Times)
  • More on the Money Woes at Bay Area Transit Agencies (Merc
  • Report Urges Seattle’s Sound Transit to More Closely Monitor Costs (Seattle PI)
  • Real Estate Speculators Want to Raise City’s Condo Conversion Cap (Beyond Chron)

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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) […]

BART Strike Appears Imminent As Board Votes to Impose Contract

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Flickr photo: apevny The BART Board of Directors voted unanimously today to unilaterally impose terms and conditions of employment on members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, which represents up to 900 train operators, station agents and other workers, setting the stage for a potential strike as soon as tomorrow. The move came after […]

Today’s Headlines

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House Set to Vote on Stimulus (Merc, TPMDC) Jerry Nadler’s Transit Amendment Will Also Reach House Floor (T4America via Streetsblog Network) NYT’s John Leonhardt Says Stimulus Lacks "Fresh, Reformist Thinking" Will California’s High-Speed Rail Project See Stimulus Money? (Daily Californian) Muni Deficit May Stall Improvements (SF Gate)  More on Tom Radulovich’s Call for the BART […]

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 […]