Today’s Headlines

  • Palo Alto "Cries Foul" Over High-Speed Rail Contract (Merc)
  • How Much High-Speed Rail Does $8 Billion Buy? (MSNBC)
  • Menlo Park to Abandon Plans for Dumbarton Transit Station (Merc)
  • Bus Fares Rising in Yolo County (Sac Bee)
  • San Joaquin County Planning for More Walkable Neighborhoods (Stockton Record)
  • The Bikescape Podcast: Bike Bloggers Meet in Sacramento
  • Community Outraged Over Hit-and-Run Death of USC Student (LAT)
  • SFBG: The BART Police Committee Mess 
  • Auto Workers Angry Strings Attached to Government Money (LA Daily News)
  • Albuquerque Getting a Bike Bridge Across Rio Grande (Bike ABQ via


Trains Boats and Bikes: Sonoma-Marin Rail and Bike Path Update

Streetsblog was given a tour of the southernmost segment of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) project, which is currently doing finishing work and testing on the initial 43 miles of line, running from near Sonoma County Airport to downtown San Rafael. SMART is re-purposing the historic Northwestern Pacific Railroad corridor, an old 70-mile rail […]

Today’s Headlines

Low Expectations for High-Speed Rail at NYU Conference (Streetsblog NY) California HSR Bidding Could Begin in Late 2011 (Biz Journal via Infrastructurist)  LA Times: "A High-Speed Zip Across Europe by Train" Software Called "Fleet Focus" Will Track SF City Vehicle Usage (SF Examiner) Central Subway Construction Will Mean End of SOMA Gas Station (SF Examiner) […]