Today’s Headlines

  • DPW Worker Run Over, Killed by City Truck Driver During Street Trash Cleanup (KTVU, SFGateExam)
  • Muni Fares Rise Monday to $2.25 Per Ride, $68 for Monthly Pass; $80 With In-City BART (SFGate)
  • Will SFMTA’s Planned Traffic Diverter Reduce Crashes on the Wiggle’s Stretch of Scott St? (Hoodline)
  • Map: Parking Lots, Gas Stations, Auto Shops Giving Way to Housing Development (Curbed)
  • Survey: SF Beautiful Wants to Know How You’d Make Your Neighborhood More Livable
  • SFPD Captain: Auto Burglaries at Stockton/Sutter Garage “Are on the Forefront of My Mind” (Examiner)
  • Crews Go to Work on Hwy 280 Seismic Retrofit During Northbound Weekend Closure (ABC)
  • News of First Block of Raised Bike Lane Planned at Mission/Valencia Catches NBC‘s Attention
  • Uber, Lyft Support Senate Compromise Bill With Lower Liability Insurance Minimums (SF Examiner)
  • BART Police Launch App That Allows Riders to Report Crimes and Suspicious Activities (Exam, NBC)
  • Michael Scanlon, Head of SamTrans and Caltrain, Announces Plans to Retire (Mercury News)
  • Palo Alto to Launch Comprehensive Program to Manage Commuter Benefits for Non-Drivers (Biz J)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Fran Taylor

    Regarding the upcoming Muni fare increase, the Yes on L camp whines about a 40% increase in parking meter rates in 2009, the same year Muni fares jumped from $1.00 to $2.00 and the Fast Pass went from $45 (which covered BART in the city) to $60 (no BART). Do the math to see who really has reason to complain.

  • coolbabybookworm

    The SF Beautiful survey redirects to the Curbed article.

  • Prinzrob

    What’s with the pointless snark in the NBC article on the raised bike lane (not really an article, just links to Bold Italic and SFBC)? Do they have an editorial requirement that all reporters be as irreverent as possible on bike stories?

  • Sean

    A cyclist was killed today on 2nd Ave in Seattle, exactly where a protected bike lane is planned. There is a current bike line in the door zone that is NOT safe. I happened to walk by there on the way to work and saw her body. So sad. http://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2014/08/29/truck-strikes-and-kills-woman-biking-on-2nd-ave/

  • Andy Chow

    Actually from $1.50 to $2.00. Personally I thinking having fares going up by 25 cent increment is quite significant, and I wondered why SFMTA don’t use this opportunity to provide incentive for occasional riders to switch to Clipper by making Clipper fares go up by 5 to 10 cents every 6 months until it hits $2.25.

  • Sean

    Fare changes cost money, and all of the equipment has to be updated.

  • Mom on a bike

    What is it going to take for American cities to ban large trucks in downtowns until proven safe? Why can’t the NTSB take leadership on this?

  • Mario Tanev

    In their mind transit riders pay too little and are subsidized by drivers, so for them this is a step in restoring balance they wouldn’t object to.