Today’s Headlines

  • Bike Thief Attacks on Panhandle Cyclists Continue as SFPD Steps Up Patrols (Hoodline, KTVU)
  • Citywide Number of Bike Corrals Nears 60 (SFBC)
  • Two Years After SF Chronicle Report, Muni’s 10-Townsend as Unreliable as Ever
  • ADA Laws Do Not Require Transit Passengers to Give Up Seat to Disabled Riders (SF Weekly)
  • SF Examiner Overviews Prop A, the $500M General Obligation Bond for Transportation
  • SFPD Says Car Thefts Up 18 Percent in Last Eight Months (KTVU)
  • 25 Years Later, A Look Back at Freeway Collapses Caused by the Loma Prieta Earthquake (SFist, NYT)
  • Golden Gate Transit Drivers Prepare to Strike This Friday (Marin IJ)
  • SF Chronicle‘s John King: Fremont’s Planning Around Warm Springs BART “Puts SF’s to Shame”
  • 62-Year-Old Kurt Wehner, Cyclist Killed in Berkeley Crash, Found at Fault (Berkeleyside)
  • Man Killed on Tracks by Caltrain in Palo Alto (ABCKTVU)
  • GJEL Reiterates: 12-Foot-Wide Traffic Lanes Cause Speeding, Dangerous Streets

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • murphstahoe

    There was quite an uproad amongst Caltrain passengers during the fatality, as Uber went into surge pricing mode with all the passengers trying to find a taxi.

    This underscores just how generally poor SamTrans service is, when riders will be willing to pay 8x surge pricing on Uber rather than a free ride on SamTrans to get home

    http://pando.com/2014/10/16/uber-faces-deja-vu-as-riders-complain-of-rate-gouging-following-caltrain-fatality/

  • Gezellig

    Update: looks like a GGT strike has been averted!

    http://goldengate.org/news/transit/nostrike.php

  • Andy Chow

    An uproar? It is a private company open to competition. And a fatality isn’t a disaster either. All you need is to wait a hour or two and people can get home. This is not too different that highway fatalities and closure of the road or lane, which happens all the time.

    It may be ideal to have a bus ready whenever the train is down. (And I don’t know why you always pick on SamTrans) The reality is that there are only few standby operators available and time is required to get the bus to where it is needed. A standby bus isn’t like a fire truck and have to share the same congested roads like all traffic. If it takes 30-45 min to deploy a bus bridge, trains in most situation can start single tracking within that time.