Today’s Headlines

  • Resolution Setting Bike Theft Reduction Goals Headed to Full Board of Supes (SF Examiner)
  • More on Supe Breed’s Bike Tweet Snafu (SFGate, SFBG, UA); Avalos and Campos Nail It (SFist)
  • More on the Temporary Embarcadero Protected Bikeway (Bay Bikers)
  • Bicycle Rider Killed by Driver in San Mateo County ID’d as Former Amazon CFO (CoCo, CBS)
  • CPUC Approves First State Ride-Share Regulations in Country (SF Examiner, SF Weekly)
  • GG Bridge Committee Approves Plan for $26M Movable Concrete Divider (NBC, ABC)
  • BART, Unions Squabble Over Meeting Dates as Cooling-Off Deadline Approaches (CBS)
  • BART Quietly Starts Training Managers to Run Trains During Possible Strike (KTVU)
  • Crime on BART Goes Up Despite New Ban Policy; Police Blame Increased Ridership (Oak North)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • mikesonn

    The median on GGB will be case study showing medians increase travel speeds, they do not calm traffic.

  • Ted King

    Re: BART train operator training

    The KTVU (Chan. 2) link below is muddled. I found a link for KGO (Chan. 7), also below, that’s clearer. Basically, BART management can’t train NEW operators until there’s a strike. But they can re-certify former operators that are now managers. It’s a way of putting some pressure on the unions by showing that BART’s management has a Plan B.

    BART: Managers could learn to operate trains for strike (KTVU.com, 13 Sept. 2013)
    http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/bart-managers-could-learn-operate-trains-strike/nZw8G/

    BART appears to be training managers to run trains (KGO aka ABCLocal.go.com, 19 Sept. 2013)
    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=resources/traffic&id=9255291

    P.S. Yes, this could lead to a lawsuit. While re-certification is often classified as a training activity there may be some fine print in the rulebook that separates ab initio training from refresher training / re-certification. Also, BART may be in violation of California’s Sunshine Laws if they haven’t made their rulebooks available on their website. I suspect that a watchdog group could find some lame rules that came from one side or the other in this labor dispute.

    NB – I’m not an attorney, no connection to BART, just a railfan and transit geek.

  • Anonymous

    I suspect that increased speeds are exactly the point. See: Doyle Drive.

  • mikesonn

    Doyle Drive has a 35 mph speed limit. Traffic routinely goes 55-60mph.

  • Anonymous

    I think medians are intended to reduce head on collisions, not slow down traffic.

  • mikesonn

    You fail to see my point, though I’m not surprised.