Today’s Headlines

  • SFPD Chief Greg Suhr Helps Bicyclist Who Apparently Ran Into Car (Mercury News, SFGate)
  • SFMTA Developing Policy for Removing Troublesome Muni Shelters (SF Examiner)
  • N-Judah Becomes Most Frequently-Troubled Muni Line (SF Examiner)
  • Spain’s High-Speed Rail System Offers Lessons for California (SacBee)
  • Op-Ed: BART, High-Speed Rail “Lack Credibility” (CoCo Times)
  • Transit Agencies Struggle to Accommodate Increasing Girth of American Passengers (NYT)
  • Increased Ferry, Bus Service Planned During Doyle Drive Closure (CBS 5)
  • Cities Struggle With Ending Redevelopment Agencies (SFGate)
  • Mission Bay Shows What Could Be Lost With End of Redevelopment (SFGate)
  • More on Neighborhood Opposition to SFPark’s Mission Bay Plan (SFBG, SF ExamDogpatch)
More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill
  • Seven

    Apparently drunk cyclist apparently ran into apparently stopped car.

  • That Fresno Bee piece is an Op-Ed, not news, though of course the Chronicle ran it on their website as “news”.

  • The Bee piece is a warning for California: high-speed rail is expensive to build, ridership projections are always exaggerated, and once built it must be subsidized by taxpayers. Fortunately for California, the enabled legislation for CHSR prohibits taxpayers’ subsidy, not to mention the fact that there’s no money to build this dumb project.

  • @ea1809617b00430091318d0e92a6ef00:disqus If this is to warn us that California might some day have a rail system as bad as Spain’s, then I’m all for building it.

  • Anonymous

    And Rob, *all* transit, including your blessed cars, is subsidized. Don’t act like rail is any different in that regard. In fact, the only things that make it different is that we don’t have it, and it’s the most efficient form of long-distance transit. If taxpayers are going to be paying for transit, then they should be paying for the most efficient type.

  • Every transit system in the Bay Area—probably in the state—is in the red. Instead of helping these established transit systems, we’re supposed to pay $100 billion to build a new luxury system for the rich. Everything about this project has been questionable—ridership projections, construction costs, ticket prices, etc. It was sold to the state’s voters based on disinformation and a bogus $43 billion price tag.

  • mikesonn

    @jd_x:disqus Rob doesn’t see highways, and car ownership overall, as a subsidized form of transit. You can probably even add airlines on that list as well. Also, he is arguing from a stand point that HSR will cost us $X but doing nothing will cost us nothing, which is also false.