Today’s Headlines

  • Mercury News: "Bay Area Transit in Crisis"
  • Sonoma County Transit Service to Face Cuts Under Governor’s Proposal (Press Democrat)
  • Human Transit: Don’t Assume Next Round of Muni Service Cuts Will Go Smoothly
  • MTA Moves Ahead with Plan to Layoff More Than 100 Workers (SF Examiner)
  • Seattle’s Community Transit Proposes Fare Hikes and Service Cuts (Seattle Transit Blog)
  • LA Metrolink to Reduce Service in Riverside and Orange Counties (LAT, Streetsblog LA)
  • Berkeley Planning Commission Approves Further Studies on BRT (Friends of BRT Blog)
  • Governor’s Budget Calls for More Cameras to Catch Speeding Drivers (AP via SF Examiner)
  • Carl Nolte Looks Back on the Old Days on Market Street (SF Gate)
  • Bikes 4 Life Program "Spins the Wheels of Social Change" in West Oakland (Oakland Local)
  • New Bike Racks Appear Along the Great Highway (BIKE NOPA)
  • Hundreds of BART Riders Drop Their Pants for a Day (SF Gate)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill.


SF Officials, Advocates Take a Ride on BRT and Bike-Share in Mexico City

More than a dozen city officials and advocates traveled to Mexico City last week to experience firsthand the ease of getting around a city with robust bus rapid transit and bike-share system. The SF delegation, invited and paid for by organizers at the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, included Supervisors John Avalos, Scott Wiener, and […]

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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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 […]

Jarrett Walker: New Geary BRT Option Could Provide Faster Service

When it comes to providing the fastest, most reliable bus rapid transit service on Geary Boulevard, cutting out bus passing lanes and “consolidating” local and express services might sound like a downgrade. But according to transit consultant Jarrett Walker, such a configuration could actually provide a superior level of service. It’s all about using the right […]

Streetsblog Launches “Bay Area Transit” Blog on SF Gate

I know some of you probably thought this was a late April Fool’s Day post when you saw that headline, but we’re indeed launching a blog on the San Francisco Chronicle’s website, The new Bay Area Transit blog is a coordinated effort between Streetsblog San Francisco and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, with more […]

Oakland City Council Gives Final Approval to East Bay BRT

The Oakland City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the 9.5-mile East Bay Bus Rapid Transit line that will run from downtown Oakland to San Leandro. The vote in Oakland follows a similar approval by San Leandro’s City Council on Monday. The dual approvals mark a huge victory for advocacy groups and AC Transit, which first […]