Today’s Headlines

  • BART Will Join Translink Later This Summer (SF Gate)
  • Booming Bicycle Traffic to Sausalito Has Some Residents Upset (SF Gate)
  • Survey Says Californians Willing to Limit Flights for High Speed Rail (Examiner)
  • Offers Up to $100 for Driving in HOV Lanes (CC Times)
  • Contra Costa Times Looks at Mileage Tax Debate
  • ‘Back Seat Driver’ Mulls Variable HOV Times and Idaho Stops for Cyclists (SacBee)
  • Several States Widening Highways With Stim Funds, Despite Obama’s Anti-Sprawl Rhetoric (NYT)
  • Nation’s Transit Systems Still in Crisis (WSJ)
  • US DOT Secretary LaHood Discusses Livable Communities on His Fast Lane Blog


Mission Street Transit Lanes: What About the Bikes?

Earlier this week, the SFMTA sent out a release with a progress report on the “Red Lane” paint (actually, a thermoplastic adhesive) they are applying, clearly marking lanes for Muni Streetcars and buses (and taxis): Early signs indicate success. Preliminary data shows transit-only lane violations dropping by more than 50 percent on some segments of […]

Feds on New Miami HOT Lanes: Good for Transit

Miami’s conversion of HOV lane space to new high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes as part of the federal Urban Partnership program, which also prompted New York City’s congestion pricing push, is cutting travel times for local transit and boosting use — but overall bus ridership in the corridor has stayed static, according to a new report […]

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) […]