Today’s Headlines

  • Power Trouble Delays BART Fremont Line this Morning (SFGate, CBSLocal)
  • $500 Million for New Bay Area Trains Buses and Ferries (InsideBayArea)
  • Officials say Transit Ready for Super Bowl Party (SFGate)
  • More on Cost of Super Bowl Party to Transit and other SF Services (SFWeekly)
  • And a Little More Snark About Super Bowl Party Costs (SFWeekly)
  • DMV Holds Self Driving Car Hearing (CBSLocal)
  • Visualizing San Francisco Commuter Pattern (KQED)
  • Millbrae Edges Closer to Approving Development Near Rail Stations (SMDailyJournal)
  • Sonoma Marin Rail to Start Train Operations Testing in June (MarinIJ)
  • Novato Approves Phased Construction of Downtown Train Station (MarinIJ)
  • Renovated Dolores Park Includes a New Loo (SFist)

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  • For a pro-urbanist blog, it’s a little weird to use charged language like “massive” to refer to the Millbrae plan. If anything, that plan could be criticized for being too low-density and car-oriented for being next to a Caltrain/BART intermodal station.

  • murphstahoe

    How anyone can compare the Super Bowl to the Olympics is beyond me. Hosting an Olympics involves building expensive venues that will become next to useless. There would be massive value in building a cross country mountain bike course on Bernal Hill or something, and definitely from daylighting one of the old creeks in SF for kayaking.

    As for the costs to transit – this falls on dear ears for me. Caltrain and MUNI subsidizing Super Bowl fans? They subsidize every passenger it carries! That’s what public transit does. The Super Bowl will have far less impact than 80+ Giants games a year, I would not be shocked if more people took Caltrain to Taylor Swift than will take it to SB-50. The San Jose Sharks fans taking Caltrain are not only subsidized, the train alters its schedule to the detriment of non hockey going fans.

  • Roger R.

    A fair comment. I took out “massive.”

  • mx

    Muni has significantly rerouted many lines for weeks, including the substitution of buses for streetcars and diesel buses for trolleys. I don’t care about the gameday costs, but the ongoing costs just to keep running everyday services for San Franciscans have to be increased.

  • mx

    More Hidden Super Bowl Costs: SFMTA Workers Asked To ‘Volunteer’ On The Clock