Today’s Headlines

  • Pedestrian Killed at Pine and Leavenworth was a Woman in Her 50s (KRON)
  • SFPD Motorcycle Officer in Training Injured in Fall on Highway 280 in Daly City (ABC, CBS)
  • Lee “Balances” Again: Mayor Defends Low Transportation Sustainability Fee for Developers (48 Hills)
  • SFMTA to Hold Walking Tour on Page at Octavia to Discuss Proposed Center Bike Lane (SFBike)
  • Lake Merced Residents Say Muni’s Reroute of 18 and 57 Lines Won’t Serve Them Well (SF Examiner)
  • Muni Workers Credit Union on Ocean Avenue is a Tight-Knit Community (Ingleside Light)
  • This Weekend: Tour de Fat in Golden Gate Park (SFGate); Oaklavia and Bicycle Music Festival (Weekly)
  • BART Delayed By Equipment Problem Between 24th and Colma Stations (SF Examiner)
  • BART Plans Private Development at Future Stations at San Jose Diridon, Alum Rock, Santa Clara (Biz)
  • Census: Driving in Santa Clara County is Increasing, Bicycling is Decreasing (Cyclelicious)
  • San Mateo Looks to Revitalize Its “Second Downtown” on 25th Avenue (SM Daily Journal)
  • Assemblymembers Propose Bill to Elect the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (48 Hills)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Andy Chow

    Just to let you know that BART the agency does not involve itself with anything in Santa Clara County. Everything is planned, funded and would be built and owned by VTA. BART will only own rail cars and run trains when VTA finishes construction.

  • CamBam415

    Driver hits school bus with flashing lights / signs out on the bus… wow:
    http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/4498432-181/driver-slams-into-santa-rosa

    The driver must have been on his/her phone. No comment yet as to whether the driver was ticketed.

  • Darksoul SF

    “Lake Merced Residents Say Muni’s Reroute of 18 and 57 Lines Won’t Serve Them Well”. Yes they will with multiple connections and if you want go somewhere beside SF take the 57-Parkmerced or SamTrams122. They can take the SamTrans 122 if they want goto S.F State or Stonestown Faster. . https://www.sfmta.com/about-sfmta/blog/closer-look-muni%E2%80%99s-sept-26-route-changes Check the route changes

  • Andy Chow

    Indeed SamTrans 122 continues to provide direct service Lake Merced Hills and Stonestown/SFSU. There are a couple of issues:

    SamTrans has a closed door policy in SF, which SF bound buses do not pick up inside SF border, and southbound buses do not drop off in SF. This policy is listed for downtown SF routes like 292, 397, and KX. Not sure whether this is true for 122. But if it is the case that policy should be changed for line 122 because of limited Muni service in the area. (Not necessary for 292 since Muni provides more frequent service along the route).

    Riders have to pay a separate fare or carry a separate pass for SamTrans. This is a problem for any areas close to the transit agency boundaries. Ideally Clipper should have the ability to program for inter-agency or inter-route transfers specific to a route. But in reality this is a very costly proposition. An alternative to that is to allow free boardings on the northbound 122 in SF.

    BART connection should be a plus for rides to and from downtown, but that station is outside the SF city limit and the “A” Fast Pass does not apply. On the other hand with regular BART fares, the transfer to Muni is free at this station.