Today’s Headlines

  • Uber Settles Wrongful Death Suit With Family in Crash That Killed Sofia Liu (ABC, Examiner, SFGate)
  • Possibly Elderly Driver Hits Service Truck, Home, and Fire Truck on Geary in the Richmond (SF Appeal)
  • Muni Proposes New Bus Lines, Changes to Better Serve Rincon Hill in SoMa (Hoodline)
  • Voting Open for Art on 50 Muni Buses Until Friday (SFMTA)
  • SFBC: Marginalized Bayview-Hunters Point Neighborhood Shows “Enthusiastic Support for Biking”
  • Fire That Shut Down Two Bay Bridge Lanes May Have Been Sparked By Driver’s Cigarette (ABC)
  • Rail Delays: Pine Needle Fire Slows BART in SF (ABC); Caltrain Hits Crossing Gate in Menlo Park (NBC)
  • Seven Reasons to Have Bathrooms on Caltrain (Green Caltrain)
  • CAHSR Authority Says It’s “Projecting,” Not “Competing” to Take Caltrain Riders (Green Caltrain)
  • License Plate Readers Considered in Fremont (East Bay Express), San Bruno (SM Daily Journal)
  • One Killed, Three Injured on Hwy 84 in Livermore After Trucker Rear Ends Drivers (CBS)
  • Cell Phone Use By Drivers Up 39 Percent in California (Mercury News, SFBay)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • “It’s shocking that nearly 10 percent of motorists were observed using their cell phones while driving a motor vehicle…”
    Shockingly low.

  • I see what you did there.

  • davistrain

    Regarding restrooms on electrified Caltrain cars: The South Shore railway line serving Chicago and northwestern Indiana has restrooms on their electric cars. They even have electric hand driers (but the 1500 volts DC from the car propulsion system has to be converted into 230 V. AC for the accessories). Going back to the “might have been” file: there were proposals to electrify what was then the Southern Pacific “commute” service over 100 years ago, but between the earthquake disaster in SF, and unsettled financial conditions, it didn’t happen.

    Photos: South Shore train in South Bend, Ind., interior of South Shore car.