Today’s Headlines

  • MTA Board Will Consider Fare Hikes, Line Cuts, Furloughs, Downsizing, Crying (SF Gate)
  • Lowes Eyes Bayshore Blvd Location Formerly Sought by Home Depot (Examiner) (SF Gate)
  • More on Street Repair Bond, KFC Marketers Said to Be Dismayed (Examiner)
  • Caltrain Agrees to Share ROW With HSR for Electrification Deal (CBS 5)
  • Planetizen Asks If High-Speed Rail is the Best Way to Spend $13B on Transpo? (Planetizen)
  • Metrolink Considers Fare Increase of 5.5% (LA Times)
  • LA Times Looks at the Cash-for-Clunkers Rebate
  • New York Times Tours Portland by Bicycle (NY Times)

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Today’s Headlines

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MTA Board Approves Budget But Weakens Parking Enforcement Proposals (Beyond Chron) It Means Fares Will Rise to $2 in July and Eight Bus Lines Will Be Eliminated (SF Gate, SF Examiner) Unannounced Turnarounds on the N-Judah Line (N-Judah Chronicles) Young Santa Rosa Man Killed by Driver While Walking in Crosswalk (Press Democrat) Pedestrian "Seriously Hurt" […]

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U.S. Needs Long Term Vision for Stimulus Spending on Transpo Infrastructure (Bloomberg) Oberstar: Transit Pushed Aside for Tax Cuts in Stimulus Bill (TPM) House Stimulus Bill Would Give CA $2.8B for Roads, $950M for Transit (LA Times) Schwarzenegger lobbies DC for CA Tailpipe Restrictions, Enviros Thrilled (NY Times) Chronicle Editorial Supports Gov’s Bid to Enforce […]

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Board of Supervisors "Poised to Reject" MTA Budget (KCBS) Will Muni Fare Hikes Really Raise New Revenue? (SFBG) Beyond Chron: "Muni Cuts Betray Promise of the Transit Effectiveness Project" Caltrain Board of Directors to Consider Fiscal Emergency, Higher Fares, Cuts (Merc) Downtown San Jose High-Speed Rail Would Benefit an A’s Stadium (Merc) SFCTA Study Released […]

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Board of Supes Votes Not to Reject Muni Budget After All (SF Gate, SF Examiner, SFBG, SF Appeal) Paul Hogarth’s Take on Beyond Chron: "Fear of Newsom Petulance Causes Bad Muni Budget" Muni Metro to Get New Fare Gates (SF Gate)  "Safe Streets" Bill Dies in State Legislature (Streetsblog LA) Gearing up for Bike to […]

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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) […]

Muni Plans for Full Transition to TransLink Smart Card

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A crew removes an old fare gate at Civic Center station to make way for a new TransLink-only turnstile. Photo: Michael Rhodes While AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit and transbay ferries already accept Translink, in the coming years, nearly every Bay Area transit agency is expected to adopt the payment cards. That means […]