Today’s Headlines

  • Tour Trolley Driver That Killed Woman at City Hall Cited for Veh. Manslaughter (CBS, Exam, SFGate)
  • Driver Backs Into Woman on 16th Street, Putting Her in Critical Condition (Mission Local)
  • Giants Parade Takes Over Streets Today (Exam); Revelers & Trick-or-Treaters: Beware of Drivers (SFBay)
  • It’s Muni Heritage Weekend (MSR); Historic Buses Will Be Out on the Streets (MSR, SFMTA
  • 10-Townsend Now Runs Until Midnight as Part of “Muni Forward” Changes (SFBay)
  • Parking Meter Signage Hasn’t Caught Up With Mayor Lee’s Sunday Parking Reversal (SFGate)
  • Castro Street Merchants Expect Boom After Construction (KTVU); Upper Haight Plans Develop (Hoodline)
  • 50 Teams Selected for Market Street Prototyping Festival Next April (SocketSite)
  • Oakland Road-Rage Shooter Who Killed Mother Arrested (KRON)
  • Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Faces Lawsuit After June Car Crash (CBS)
  • San Jose Residents Upset as BART Considers Scrapping Plans for Alum Rock Station (NBC)
  • GJEL: Through-Double-Right Turns Are Fatal for Bicyclists by Design

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Andy Chow

    BART the transit agency doesn’t consider anything south of the Alameda County border. It is VTA (which funds all transit, including Caltrain, in Santa Clara County) that will make the decision.

    The neighborhood groups there should well understand that as long as BART being the transit mode and underground rail as the form, there’s no reasonable way for VTA to keep its promise, and that’s why for more than a decade transit advocates have been fighting this. We have been saying again and again that VTA’s numbers never worked (cutting this may make the number work better but not completely).

    If they can come up with a Berkeley solution to self fund this then this may work. Since that area will also receive a lot of transit investment through Alum Rock BRT, I don’t think it would be reasonable to reduce transit investments in other parts of the county to pay for this.

  • mx

    Just went to ride the 10-Townsend. NextBus says 41 minutes (and it’s not even in the new late-night period yet). 38 minutes for the 12-Folsom/Pacific, which runs on the same route part of the way. “Muni Forward” indeed.