Today’s Headlines

  • More on Leah Shahum Leaving the SF Bicycle Coalition (SFGateSFBGSF Examiner)
  • 375 Muni Operators Still Haven’t Submitted Doctor’s Notes for “Sickout” (SF Chronicle)
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi Touts Jobs Created by Central Subway Construction (CBSSF Examiner)
  • Supes Farrell and Wiener Weigh in on Accommodating Transportation in a Growing City (Marina Times)
  • Proposed 13-Story Building at Mission and 9th Could Come With “Living Alley” (SocketSite)
  • Check Out Photos of Hayes Valley When the Central Freeway Was Being Torn Down (Bold Italic)
  • KQED Forum Discusses the “War” Between Uber and Lyft
  • Mission Local Finds Valencia “Oddly Empty of Tech Buses” One Morning
  • Alameda Locals Want Tech Bus Regulations Similar to SF’s Pilot Program (Alamedan)
  • Property Managers in San Mateo County Starting to Get That Workers Don’t Want to Drive (PTA)
  • San Mateo Bridge Closed for Four Hours After Multi-Truck Collision, Oil Spill (KTVU)
  • Caltrain Electrification Funding More Certain From California CAHSR Court Ruling on Bonds (SMDJ)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Andy Chow

    AC Transit doesn’t provide service in Alameda anywhere as frequent as Muni in San Francisco, so saying that it can fine other buses using its stop is a display of arrogance (and why companies are choosing to run their own buses rather than working with transit agencies to develop routes). If I were one of those companies I would have its riders to speak at an AC Transit board meeting since they pay taxes to support AC Transit (with no service usable to them) and can vote in and out AC board members.

    VTA doesn’t provide service like Muni either, but they’re cool with other buses stopping as long as it doesn’t interrupt its operations (like just picking up and not waiting there), and that’s the attitude that all transit agencies have regarding other buses using the stops. In reality, the transit agencies really don’t own bus stops per se. It is just that the cities have allocated street space for buses to use.

    The “cost” to the transit agencies to allow private buses to stop at their stops are far lower than the cost to public school districts to accommodate charter schools. They need to be thankful that the private companies are paying the rest of the cost rather than trying to get direct public subsidy like charter schools.