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 Streetsblog.net)

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.

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Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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Mayor Lee Threatens to Veto Bike Yield Law (SF Exam) Another Chronicle Op-Ed in Support of Bike Yield Law SFPD Searching for Cadilac Driver Who Hit Bicyclist Twice (SFist) Development Impact Fee Could Generate Millions for Muni (SF Exam) VTA Advisory Committee Recommends Against El Camino Real Bus Lanes (Merc) Governor Signs “Yellow Alert” Bill […]

BART Will Study Second Transbay Tube, West Side Extension

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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) […]

I’m Getting Married to the Girl I Met on Muni

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Six years ago today, I struck up a conversation with Therese as we walked through the fare gates into Powell Station to wait for the N-Judah. I’d seen her there before, since we both regularly took the train after our late-night retail shifts in Union Square through the holiday shopping season. Last weekend, while waiting […]

Today’s Headlines

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New York’s Schumer Supports $5 Billion More for Transit in Stimulus (NYT) Stimulus for the ‘Next American Dream’ (SF Gate) Auto Industry to Court Obama Adminstration, Barbara Boxer at DC Car Show (Detroit News) BART Deal to Provide WiFi Systemwide for $30 a Month, $300 a Year (SF Gate, CNET) Parking Fees Go Up Today […]