Today’s Headlines

  • Three Cyclists Attacked by Bike Thieves on Panhandle (HoodlineSFGate); SFBC Calls for Enforcement
  • Assembly Candidates David Chiu, David Campos Spar Over Record on Transit Funding (BAR)
  • More on the Pedestrian Safety Measures Touted on Walk and Roll to School Day (SF Appeal)
  • Uber, Lyft, Yellow Cab Each Receive “F” Rating From Better Business Bureau (Biz Times)
  • 1940 Proposal Would Have Replaced Cable Cars with Open-Top Buses (Curbed SF)
  • SFMTA’s Ed Reiskin, Sup. Jane Kim Urge Caltrain and CAHSRA to Build Compatible System (GC)
  • Caltrain to Repair Bridges for Seismic Safety (Examiner); Palo Alto Trench Could Cost $1B (Mercury)
  • GG Bridge Bus Workers to Strike Next Friday (ABC, KQED, SF Examiner)
  • SFBG Interviews BART Board Director James Fang, Challenger Nick Josefowitz
  • SPUR Report Says Boosting Regional Transit is One Key to a More Inclusive SF (CityLab)
  • BART Board Approves Funding For Construction of Pittsburg City Center Station (CBS)
  • Transit-Rich Uptown Oakland Makes APA’s List of “Great Neighborhoods” (Biz Times, SFGate)

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  • 42apples

    If Uber gets an F, then what would the taxi industry receive? Ride-sharing companies would not exist if taxis performed well.

  • Ambitious New High-Speed Rail Plan Will Fly Americans To Japan To Use Their Trains (The Onion)

  • Prinzrob

    At least the bicyclist muggings in North Oakland, about a dozen of which occurred earlier this summer, seem to have abated. No additional reports since the OPD made a number of arrests in August: http://www.thebolditalic.com/articles/5520-rise-in-cyclist-robberies-near-macarthur-bart

  • Parent

    re: 1940 Proposal to replace cable cars. There is a wonderful classic children’s book on this very topic. It’s called “Maybelle the Cable Car” written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton, author of the very well known kids book “Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel.” Virginia mostly lived in New England but lived for a time in SF. “Maybelle” is a remarkable book because it goes into quite some depth about civics and elections for a kids picture book.She also has a great book called “The Little House” which has wonderful illustrations of the evolution of urban development, though the ethos of that book is quite anti-urban.

  • Osowoofy

    There is most certainly *not* a BART extension to Antioch, as the local news station puts it. It’s a diesel locomotive unit, not powered by a third rail.

  • murphstahoe

    I own them all!