Today’s Headlines

  • New Divisadero Commercial District Designation Removes Parking Minimums for Businesses (Hoodline)
  • SFMTA Now Allows People to Protest Parking and Transit Citations Online (Muni Diaries)
  • Flywheel Taxi App Gets New CEO (SF Examiner); Uber’s PR Problems Are Chronic (SF Examiner)
  • Submission for Market St Prototyping Festival to Display Transit Info Through Lit-Up Totems (Curbed)
  • BART’s Oakland Airport Connector Opens Tomorrow (ON); TransForm: Hooray for 1% of BART Riders
  • Transbay BART Riders Suffer Major Delays Due to Equipment Problems (SFGate)
  • Developer Envisions Future Transit Village on Millbrae BART Station’s Parking Lot (Biz Times)
  • VTA’s BRT Proposal for El Camino Real Faces Concerns Over Traffic Impacts in Palo Alto (NBC)
  • People Behaving Badly: Burlingame Drivers Make Strange Excuses for Violations
  • Mountain View Parent Looks to Make Biking Safer for Kids at Two Schools (Peninsula)
  • Golden Gate Mendocino Ferry Gets $3.6M Interior and Water Jet Upgrades (Marin IJ)
  • Driver Who Struck Special-Needs Teens on San Mateo Sidewalk in Sept Arrested and Charged (SFGate)

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  • Bruce

    The PBB segment was filmed in Daly City, not Burlingame. The officer was from Burlingame, but the sting took place in and around Serramonte Mall.

  • thielges

    Last night’s public meeting on the Lincoln Ave., San Jose road diet was encouraging. The city wants to prototype/mockup the new lane configuration first and then collect data on its effects. They’ll be measuring traffic counts on various streets before and after to see how much traffic diverts to neighborhood streets. The diet is to convert the current 4 lanes of traffic into a 3 lane config (1 each direction and a shared left turn lane in the middle) and possibly use the extra space to install bike lanes. In the current config lanes are narrow and parallel parking means that bicyclists need to take the lane. Parallel parkers and left turners block traffic.

    Most of the public speakers were in favor of the road diet including several business owners. Of course there were the usual naysayers predicting carmageddon though even most of them were willing to let objective data drive the decision.

    Next step is for a citizen working group to deliver recommendations to the city. Then another public meeting after the city digests all of the input and proposes a more detailed project.


BART Invites Transit Bloggers to Query GM Dugger, Part I

Greg Dewar of N-Judah Chronicles, BART GM Dorothy Dugger, BART Spokesperson Linton Johnson.  Photo: Matthew Roth Last week, BART hosted a brunch meeting for Bay Area transit bloggers, explicitly acknowledging that journalism is trending away from traditional media to online and niche outlets. Organized by BART spokesperson Linton Johnson, writers from Streetsblog, The SF Appeal, […]

Today’s Headlines

BART Strike Ends With Tentative Deal (SFGate, Examiner, Mercury, SF Weekly, SF Appeal, KTVU) Matier & Ross: BART Dispute Could Have Lasting Consequences for Transit Revenue Measures Operator in Death of BART Workers Was Trainee (KTVU, Exam, SFGate, SFBG) Gov’s Panel to Determine if AC Transit Gets Cooling-Off Period (CoCo Times, KTVU) Bike Rider Killed Friday ID’d as Cheng Jin […]

Today’s Headlines

High-Speed Chase Ends in Three-Car Crash, Shooting at California and Battery (CBS, SF Examiner) More on Tax Battle With Transbay Developers (SFGate, SF Appeal) Civic Center BART to Get New Bike Station, Tripling Bike Capacity (KQED) BART Increases Security Patrols After ISIS Threatens U.S. Subways (CBS) GG Bridge District Transit, Ferry Workers Go on Strike […]

Today’s Headlines

BART Strike, Day One (SF Examiner, SFGate, Mercury News, CoCo Times, KTVU 1, 2) Somehow, Bay Bridge Saw Less Traffic, Not More (SF Examiner) BART Labor Negotiations on Hold (SF Exam, SFGate, KTVU, Appeal), Can Willie Brown Help? (SFGate) Oakland Tribune Slams the BART Unions; Phil Matier Weighs in On Municipal Union Politics (CBS) AC Transit Union Calls Off Strike (ABC) Transit Agencies in […]

BART Board Candidates Discuss Future of Bay Area Transportation

Yesterday evening, the San Francisco Transit Riders held a “BART Board Director Candidate Forum” at the Mission Pool & Playground Clubhouse in the Mission District. From the SF Transit Riders: We are hosting the forum for the candidates to introduce themselves and respond to SFTR and public questions. This is an important time in BART’s […]

Today’s Headlines

Not All BART Unions Are Ready to Vote on a Contract Offer (Merc, SF Examiner, BCN via CBS5) Could Former Supervisor Aaron Peskin Be Eyeing a BART Board Seat? (SFBG) The Chronicle Says Oakland’s New Parking Fees and Increased Enforcement Are "Inspiring a Revolt" Hundreds Rally at the State Capitol to Protect the Jobs of […]