Today’s Headlines

  • BART Workers On Strike (SFGate, SF Examiner, KTVU, CBS), Seek Alternatives (CoCo TimesSFGate)
  • More Diverse Transport Options Would Make BART Shutdowns Less Painful (SF Chronicle)
  • AC Transit Still Negotiating With Workers (CoCo Times)
  • If BART Were Running Today, Bikes Would Be Allowed On Board at All Hours (ABC)
  • BART Sets Sunday Ridership Record During Pride (KTVU)
  • SF Parking Fines Go Up Today (SF Chronicle)
  • Car Driver Clogs N-Judah After Trying to Enter Sunset Tunnel at Duboce Park (SFist, Haighteration)
  • Drivers Getting Used to New Stop Signs at Haight and Broderick (Haighteration)
  • Berkeley Looks to Reduce Driving With Launch of goBerkeley Program (Berkeleyside, CoCo Times)
  • Driver Flees Cops After Firing Shots in Civic Center, Crashes Into Church in Oakland (KTVU)
  • Caltrans Doesn’t Have Proof Faulty Bay Bridge Rods Were Inspected (SFGate)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Mario Tanev

    Usually when there is a transit strike some agency assesses the cumulative economic loss. I wonder if in light of that, the price of the western Bay Bridge bicycle path will look more appealing. Or the political will to convert an existing lane for a low price.

    I don’t think the Bay Area has grown enough to go there. After all I see a lot of announcement about extra and free parking – way to encourage congestion!

  • Mario Tanev

    Shame on the Chronicle for beating the drum on parking fine increases, whereas exactly the same increases apply to Muni passes. Guess who has more trouble affording their transportation: drivers or transit riders?

  • Anonymous

    The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is providing East Bay and Transbay bike/transit updates and tips throughout the BART strike at http://www.ebbc.org/BikeTheStrike. Info will be updated as additional details become available.

  • mikesonn

    NOTE: Clipper is not loading passes today. I was charged full fare for my Caltrain and will have to pay again to return to SF tonight. Make sure you tag both ways today on Caltrain (and probably tomorrow morning as well to actually load the pass). I wonder how much hand-wringing I’ll have to do to get a refund?

    From clippercard.com:
    “- July transit benefits for some Clipper customers will not be available until July 2nd due to a processing error. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you and thank you for your patience.”

  • jimmy

    Driving is *way* more expensive than transit; not sure what your point is..

  • mikesonn

    He’s saying, the poor are on transit and an increase to transit hurts the poor, but driving advocates are always saying that any increase to parking fines (not even actual parking costs) will hurt the poor.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the heads-up. I had no idea. The better be refunding everyone.

  • mikesonn

    Seems to be tied to Wage Works. I’ll have to fork over tonight’s commute as well and hope that tagging on/off tomorrow does the trick. It took Clipper until noon to finally tweet out an announcement. I’m not holding my breath about the refund.

  • Anonymous

    I just checked my history on clippercard.com, and it looks like I was charged properly for my Caltrain monthly today: I see a $12.75 deduction when I tagged on and then a $12.75 credit when I tagged off with the product being “Caltrain Adult 3 Zone Monthly”. You should double-check yours.

  • mikesonn

    I did. It did not show activating the monthly pass (nor did the reader) and I was charged $12.75 and was only refunded $8 ($4.75 is one-way 2-zone pass).