Today’s Headlines

  • Tests Show New Muni Buses Struggle on Hills (SFExaminer)
  • BART Chief Gets 400k Retirement Payout (SFChron, BizJournal)
  • More on Proposals to Raze Stretch of I-280 (SFExaminer)
  • More on Proposals to get Caltrain to Transbay and Redevelop Area (Socketsite)
  • More on Tech Shuttles (BizJournal)
  • Crackdown on South SF Speeders Nets Results (SMDailyJournal)
  • Demand for Ferry Service Increasing (MarinIJ)
  • Golden Gate Ferry Service to Start from Tiburon (MarinIJ)
  • Tiburon Ferry Shuts Down for Repairs (SFBay)
  • Novato Works on Crosswalk Safety Near Schools (MarinIJ)
  • Why are Cable Cars Unique to San Francisco? (Hoodline)

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  • Nicasio Nakamine

    The Novato crosswalk link has an extra parentheses that needs to be removed to get to the article.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    Is the BART thing supposed to be a scandal? It sounds like the outgoing chief never took a day off. I’m sure the proposal is not to rob them of their due compensation. If anything, having a gross income of over half a million dollars in a single year is just going to cost that person a lot of income taxes.

  • Bruce

    That the new 60-foot articulated trolleybuses can’t climb steep hills isn’t a problem, since they are only used on the 14 Mission and 49 Mission/Van Ness, neither of which has grades above 10%. The lines with the steepest hills, like the 1 California and 22 Fillmore, use the shorter (and lighter) 40-foot trolleybuses. Now if THOSE can’t climb grades above 10%, the SFMTA will have a problem.

  • phoca2004

    I don’t really see the MUNI bus acceleration issue as really mattering that much in a city as congested as our own. If these new flyer buses break down less than the old ETI buses, it will have been well worth it just for that. That they have a lower base platform and more room for passengers are additional pluses. My experience with them on the 38 line have been overwhelmingly positive.

  • Henry

    Starting in April, the 5/5R will use the 60-foot buses. To my understanding, the new trolleycoaches will use Fillmore and Turk Streets to access the 5 route (because Van Ness BRT construction will require overhead wires to be de-energized). I know there are two blocks on southern Fillmore and on Turk between Divisadero and Baker with a slightly >10% grade, so those will be problems.