Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Board Votes Today on (Mostly) Car-Free Powell Street (Exam)
  • Bay Bridge Bike/Ped Path to Treasure Island Delayed Again to Early 2016 (Chron, SFist)
  • Private Van Shuttle Operator Chariot Adds Haight and Richmond Routes (Exam)
  • Housing Project on Muni Parking Lot at Balboa Park BART Station Finally Moves Ahead (BART)
  • Warm Springs BART Station Third Rail Activated, May Open This Year (SFist, CBS)
  • More on BART Retail Booths Installed This Week (SFist)
  • Development Plans at Millbrae and Bayshore Caltrain Stations Reviewed This Week (GC)
  • Housing and Retail Planned Near Tamien Caltrain Station in San Jose (GC)
  • Five-Car Crash Spills Thousands of Nails, Jamming Dumbarton Bridge Traffic (KRON4, Almanac)
  • Driver Falls Asleep Near Martinez and Crashes, Two Teenage Girls Killed (ABC 1, 2, NBC, KRON4)
  • Man Running Across Highway 880 in Milpitas Struck and Killed by Three Drivers (SF Gate, MercKRON4)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Gezellig

    More on Golden Gate Transit’s expanded upcoming Marin East Bay service:

    http://goldengate.org/news/transit/east-bay-service-changes-december-2015.php

    The current 40/42 routes will be consolidated as a single line 40 and there will be a new route 580 connecting Emeryville and the San Rafael Transit Center.

  • Flatlander

    My goodness this would have been so useful for that internship I had in San Rafael 7 years ago…

  • Gezellig

    I bet! As limited as this new service is the Marin East Bay connection is seriously underserved so anything will be an improvement.

    I hope that updated schedules coordinating with the 101 will help enable reasonable transfers. For example, if you take the upcoming 580 arriving at San Rafael Transit Center at 9:20a, under the current 101 schedule you will have just missed the north and southbound 101 by only 5 minutes (both leave at 9:15a). For an hourly bus this is a big problem.

  • murphstahoe

    No BART connection? It’s basically east bay to Marin commute service (only that direction). Did they do some research to see there was such a demographic?

  • theGreaterMarin

    That is mighty odd. Haven’t seen any studies on why that would be. I guess they figure BART riders will do the Richmond connection?

  • Gezellig

    Would be curious to know, too. Though chief of planning at GGT did say this:

    “Regional travel is changing. There are more people commuting into Marin.

    http://www.marinij.com/article/NO/20151011/NEWS/151019959

    I am one of those people, though I do it from SF. One reason why (over living in the East Bay) is the East Bay Marin commute via any means is suboptimal.

  • Gezellig

    I guess they figure people can take the 40 to El Cerrito del Norte BART, though that will hardly be an express San Rafael Transit Center Richmond BART service.

    http://goldengate.org/news/transit/documents/Route_40pamphlet.pdf

  • Car-Free Powell Streetand and Bay Bridge Bike/Ped Path to Treasure Island Delayed Today’s headlines

  • Flatlander

    I essentially biked from Emeryville to Richmond several times a week, then hoped fervently that the bike racks wouldn’t be full, especially considering how infrequently the 40/42 came. I had an AC Transit pass at the time, so sometimes I would just take the transbay bus into SF, then take the enjoyable 21-mile ride to San Rafael.

    An efficient, one-seat, no-bike trip would have been amazing. But then I strongly prefer walking to access transit instead of biking.