Today’s Headlines

  • Supervisor John Avalos Takes the Lead on the Muni Budget (Beyond Chron
  • SF Examiner: "Higher Muni Fare Evasion Fines Pitched"
  • Sizing Up Muni at Bay to Breakers (SF Appeal)
  • BART Director Fang Insists Phone Card Will Prove Translink Obsolete (Matier & Ross
  • Independent Auditor Would Investigate Civilian Complaints Against BART Police (SF Gate)
  • Examiner Editorial Blasts BART For Absenteeism Excuse Over Dirty Trains (SF Examiner)
  • Recession, Rising Costs Could Delay SMART Trains (Marin IJ)
  • SFBG: "Why Are Bike Riders Still Treated As Second-Class Citizens?"
  • Portland’s Bike Traffic Jams (The Oregonian)
  • Designing Streets for Cars Doesn’t Help the Elderly and Disabled (Cap’n Transit via Streetsblog.net)
  • George Will Goes Off on Ray LaHood for Promoting Transportation Choices (Newsweek)

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

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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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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Man Biking on Sidewalk Seriously Injures Woman on Market Near Stockton Street (SF Appeal, SFist) Muni Riders Are Jumping Off Moving Buses (SFGate, SF Examiner, KTVU) Inflation-Adjusted Muni Fare Hike Goes Into Effect July 1 (SF Examiner) Market Street Bike Counter Tallied 54,000 Bikes in First Month (SFGate) Design Competition Launches for Taking Down 280, Re-Configuring Caltrain Route […]

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) […]