Today’s Headlines

  • EPA Will Hold Hearing Today on California Waiver to Regulate Emissions (LAT)
  • Muni Bus Crash Leaves Three Injured (KTVU)
  • San Mateo County Residents Apparently Find It Hard to Break the Car Habit (SF Examiner)
  • San Mateo City Leaders Reiterate Support for High Speed Rail (Inside Bay Area)
  • CHSRB: Central Valley HSR to Open in 2015 
  • LAMTA Getting New CEO From Orange County (LA Now)
  • A GM Town Recovers Without GM Jobs (NYT)
  • Edmonton Considers $100M, 10-Year Bike Plan (Hub and Spokes via Streetsblog.net)
  • A Bicycle Bell Symphony (Guardian UK)

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

San Mateo: We’ll Retaliate to Congestion Pricing with Congestion Pricing

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In today’s San Mateo County Times, Mike Rosenburg brings us the news that “fuming” officials in San Mateo County are considering retaliating against San Francisco for studying congestion pricing, though their solution might seem counter-intuitive: Instigating what one Peninsula politician said would be a “border war,” some San Mateo County officials said they would try […]
Photo: Andrew Boone

Ten Lane Widening Planned for Highway 101 in San Mateo County

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Still seeking to widen Highway 101 from eight to ten lanes, Caltrans and San Mateo County’s transportation agencies are now halfway through the required environmental review. At a community meeting on Wednesday evening, agency officials gave an update on the project [PDF] to widen the highway by adding express lanes, which allow buses and carpools […]

San Mateo County Drafts Business As Usual Transportation Plan

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Note the ‘call to action’ at the end of this post. City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) officials unveiled a draft update of the agency’s Countywide Transportation Plan [PDF], the first since 2001, at three community meetings last week. The new plan calls for billions of dollars in highway expansion projects [PDF] over the […]

San Mateo County Supes Vote to Fund Bike/Ped Coordinator, SamTrans

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The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve $10 million to boost SamTrans service and $156,000 to create a new full-time bicycle and pedestrian coordinator position over the next two years. The funds come from Measure A, a ten-year, half-cent sales tax approved by voters last November, which is expected to generate $64 […]