Today’s Headlines

  • Transit News Disappointing in Final Stimulus but HSR Gets a Boost (AP via Transport Politic)
  • Transit Takes a $459 Million Hit in State Budget Deal But Will it Pass? (LAT, Ca.Progress Rep.)
  • BART Board to Get Update on Police Oversight Committee (SF Gate)
  • SF Park Rangers Want to Carry Guns and Get Full Law-Enforcement Status (SF Weekly)
  • ABC 7: "Violent Muni Altercation Caught on Tape" 
  • Potential Conflict with SF Mayor’s Development Advisor? (Fog City Journal)
  • LA’s MTA in a Dispute With Italy’s AnsaldoBreda Over Train Car Purchase (NYT)
  • Beer and Nudity Out at SF’S Beloved Bay to Breakers Race (SF Gate, SFBG
  • Portland Cyclist Known as "Reverend Phil" Exonerated on Resisting Arrest Charges (The Oregonian)
  • As the Amgen Tour Draws Near the Sac Bee Recounts the Area’s Bicycling History


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) […]

Studies Show Car Traffic in San Francisco is Dropping

Car traffic has dropped in San Francisco in recent years, despite an economic boom and a growing population, according to studies by the SF County Transportation Authority. A newly updated study (reported by SF Weekly) by the SFCTA counted fewer cars at 11 of 15 intersections during evening peak hours this year, compared to earlier […]

SFBC: Golden Gate Bridge Bike/Ped Toll “Out of Sync With Bay Area Values”

A toll for people walking and biking across the Golden Gate Bridge will be considered for study tomorrow by the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District’s Board of Directors. The SF Bicycle Coalition is calling on sustainable transportation advocates to oppose the fee, calling it an tired idea that would discourage walking and biking. […]

Today’s Headlines

SFBC Issues Endorsements for Local Candidates in November Election ( Mission Loc@l Profiles the Bike Coalition’s Valet Parking Crew, Who Park 10,000 Bikes a Year SF Seeks $52k in Legal Fees from Rob Anderson’s Coalition for Adequate Review (SF Examiner) SFMTA Will Install Speed Radar Signs on Masonic Avenue (BIKE NOPA) Young Driver Hits, Injures […]