Today’s Headlines

  • BART Delays and Glitches (SFGate1, SFGate2, SFGate3, SFExaminer, InsideBayArea, CBSLocal)
  • Muni Reduces Number of Stops on 30 Stockton (SFBay)
  • New Mission District Park to Break Ground (Socketsite)
  • Mission Continues to Oppose Dense Housing Project Despite Affordable Housing (BizJournal)
  • Caltrain Starts Park Avenue Rail Bridge Work in San Mateo (SFExaminer)
  • State Regulators Delay Vote on Ride Hail Regulations (SFExaminer)
  • Golden Gate Transit Offers Free Rides as Compensation for Bad Service (CBSLocal)
  • More on Marin Road Hogs Ditching Bike Lanes on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (MarinIJ)
  • Using Sensors and Crunching Data to Track Traffic and Transit Movements (InsideBayArea)
  • People Behaving Badly: Motorist Watches Video as She Drives (Kron4)
  • Some Bay Area Residents Like Commuting? (Atlantic)

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  • Jeffrey Baker

    One person’s glitch is another’s glory. On BART this morning everybody had a seat, even at 7:30 peak time. It is similar to when a truck explodes on I-580 east of Livermore and there’s no traffic jams anywhere in the Bay Area. Once you cut the far-flung exurban riders/drivers out of the picture, everything runs perfectly well.

  • p_chazz

    So, exurban users should pay taxes to support the system, but they shouldn’t use it. Gotcha.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    I didn’t say anything like that, only pointing out that the crowding problem exists on the margins. You only have to remove a small part of the load to realize a dramatic improvement.

  • 94110

    Exurban residents will never pay enough taxes to fund the infrastructure they use.

    Get off your high horse.

  • RichLL

    Depends how you compute it, neighbor. Do you factor in gas taxes, vehicle and license fees, sales and use taxes, depreciation, wear and tear, and so on?

  • p_chazz

    Have any facts to support that assertion?

  • Jeffrey Baker

    Depreciation? Spending more on one’s car does not entitle one to a larger share of the road.

  • Alicia

    You actually used “depreciation” and “wear and tear” as examples of “taxes” (or fees) that go to maintaining the system. Surely you see what’s wrong with that statement, I hope?