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.


A relic Green Line sign at Forest Hills Station, pictured in 2011. The Green Line's E Branch service to Forest Hills was suspended in the 1980s and never returned. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user Pi.1415926535.

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