Today’s Headlines

  • Cyclist Remains Critical Following Hit-and-Run; Silver BMW Sought (, KCBS, Merc)
  • Rampaging Hit-and-Run Driver Faces Fremont Murder Charge (SF Gate)
  • Supervisor Eric Mar Will Join Taxi Drivers To Protest MTA Medallion Plan (SFBG)
  • Can State DOTs Implement Obama’s High-Speed Rail Plan? (Trains for America via
  • AVE Trains Having a "Profound Effect on Life" in Spain (WSJ via CHSRB)
  • Muni Begins Posting Daily Service Reports (SF Gate
  • Seattle Light-Rail Service Will Start in July (Seattle PI)
  • Contractors Invited to MTC, BART Meeting on Oakland Airport Connector (KCBS)
  • Berkeley City Manager Corrects Chronicle Climate Action Plan Story (East Bay Express)
  • Rolling Stop Bill Comes to a Halt in Oregon Statehouse (Hard Drive)
  • The Impact of Bicyclists in U.S. Cities (Seattle PI via Planetizen)


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) […]

Today’s Headlines

MTA Board Set to Vote on Budget Today (KCBS) AC Transit Looks to Cut Service by 15 Percent (Merc)  More on Peninsula Opposition to High-Speed Rail (SF Examiner) San Francisco’s "10 Greenest Buildings" (SF Gate)  More Housing Built in SF Last Year Than Any Year Since ’65 (SF Gate) San Mateo Downtown Plan Moving Forward […]

M-Ocean View Subway: Is this Project Really About Trains?

Thursday, SFMTA joined several agencies at the Bay Area 2040 open house in Oakland. One of the projects presented was the M-Ocean View improvement plan. As the Examiner reported today, SFMTA is now leaning towards an all-underground option, with a tunnel stretching from West Portal to Parkmerced. This project, at around $3 billion, would re-align the […]