Today’s Headlines

  • Bike Plan EIR Should Be Certified By June, Lanes Striped By August (SFBG) (SF Gate) (Ecolocalizer)
  • SFCTA Releases $36 Million of Prop K Funds to Speed Doyle Drive Project (Examiner)
  • City Departments Budget $1.2 Million for Air Travel; Newsom Starts CO2 Offset Fund (Examiner)
  • When a Tanker Truck Explodes on 280 This Weekend, Don’t Worry, It’s Just for TV (Examiner)
  • EPA Announces It Will Regulate Greenhouse Gases (NYT)
  • Governors Propose Using Stim Funds On I-5 Corridor for "Green Fuel" Stations (Grist)
  • Driving Declined in January for 14th Straight Month (Infrastructurist)
  • Tata’s $2,000 Car, The Nano, Debuts in India, Could Come to the U.S. (NYT, Reuters)
  • Why Don’t Papers Describe Traffic Deaths Like Other Killings? (GGW via Streetsblog.net)

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A Reminder: Congestion Pricing Will Save Lives

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Congestion pricing resurfaced this week thanks to an SF Examiner article that was picked up by several other media sources, rightly framing it as a way to save lives. The Examiner highlighted a Department of Public Health report from 2011 [PDF], which estimated that in 2015, if drivers were charged $3 for heading into downtown […]

Caltrain Service Cuts Could Be Mitigated With New MTC Plan

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Communities from San Francisco to San Jose may be saved from much of the expected crippling Caltrain service cuts. A new Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) plan being developed could make up much of the agency’s budget deficit for the next two years, said MTC Public Information Officer John Goodwin. A large chunk of the coming […]

Today’s Headlines

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Merc: "VTA is in Dire Straights, Yet Has Major Expansion Plans"  Bay Area Cities Protest State Raids on Transit and Local Funds (San Mateo Daily Journal) SFBG: "Muni Layoffs Don’t Make Sense"  SamTrans Bus Driver Arrested for Allegedly Driving Drunk (San Mateo County Times) Doyle Drive Off-Ramp Closure "Goes Smoothly" (SF Gate)  Brighter LED Lights […]