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 (Merc)
  • Nobody’s Buying New Cars (LA Daily News)
  • LAPD Offers Reward for Info on Christmas Day Hit-and-Run (San Fernando Sun)
  • I-280 Bicycle Bridge Opening Today (Merc)
  • Imagining Kansas City as Walkable and Transit-Oriented (TC Streets via

Note: Reporter Matthew Roth and I are in New York City this week for the Livable Streets Initiative party. We’ll be posting lightly. However, reporter Susan Vaughan is covering today’s MTA meeting to adopt a final budget, and we’ll be offering coverage on Twitter. Click here to follow us.


SFMTA Board Repeals Sunday Parking Meters

The SFMTA Board of Directors today caved to pressure from Mayor Ed Lee by removing Sunday parking meters, a move folded into its approval of the agency’s two-year budget. The Sunday meter reversal was supported by all but one of the SFMTA’s board members, who are appointed by the mayor. Board member Cristina Rubke said she […]

Are More Service Cuts the Last Straw For a Public Fed Up With Muni?

Photo: blarfiejandro Widespread outrage at the MTA Board, so visibly on display at today’s meeting on Muni service cuts and fare increases, appears to be driving a growing surge of organizing that transit supporters hope might finally create a sustained movement with the potential to pressure the MTA into developing long-term fixes for Muni. Most […]

Mayor Newsom, City Agencies and Advocates Celebrate Bike Plan

Mayor Newsom said bike lanes were part of a sustainable, 21st Century city. Photo: Matthew Roth At a press conference this afternoon characterized by relief and jubilation, Mayor Gavin Newsom, representatives from the city agencies responsible for San Francisco’s streets, and bicycle advocates celebrated the MTA’s adoption of the Bike Plan and the legislation of […]

Today’s Headlines

Governor’s Gas Tax Scheme a "Bait and Switch" Move to Avoid Funding Transit (Sac Bee) Merc: "What Will It Take to Fix Bay Area Transit Crisis?"  Mayor’s State of City Makes No Mention of Improving Muni’s On-Time Performance (SF Gate) Tentative Nod for Congestion-Based Toll Increases on Bay Area Bridges (SF Gate, Coco Times) "Where […]