Today’s Headlines

  • SF Transit Rates Well Nationally (SFist)
  • More on Banning Cars from Half of Twin Peaks Road (SFChron)
  • Answers to Common BART Questions (SFGate)
  • SF Home Sales Slipping Slightly from Last Year (Socketsite)
  • Rec and Parks Considers Funds to Improve Buchanan Street Mall (SFExaminer)
  • What’s the Traffic Impact of Uber and Lyft? (SFWeekly)
  • South SF Wants to Loosen Condo Restrictions to Address Housing Crisis (SMDailyJournal)
  • Lawmakers Look for Ways to Make up for Lost Gas Tax Revenues (SMDailyJournal)
  • San Mateo County Faces Transportation Funding Cuts (SMDailyJournal)
  • Woman hit by VTA Train (MercNews)
  • Sleep on the Bus Between LA and SF (SFGate)

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  • If SF transit rates well nationally, I can only imagine how deplorable other transit systems are. Honestly, I simply don’t buy it (as I wait for a 1-car packed L train to arrive 20 minutes later during rush).

  • And for the record that survey of transit systems is complete garbage. Leaving out important criteria, like on time performance, says it all.

  • Rogue Cyclist

    I wonder what the traffic impact of SpoonRocket was. Probably negligible compared to total traffic volume. At least I don’t have to deal with them double parking ever since they went out of business.

  • thielges

    Well the metrics are not calibrated to reality (0.01 point behind NYC? doubtful !), SF does shine when compared to other USA cities. To quote RealFakeSanFranciscan from the SFist comments:

    “Being one of the best American cities for public transit is like being one of the world’s tallest dwarves.”

  • The new Sleep Bus is hilarious. (Though it may fill a need until we get decent rail service between SF and LA.)

  • Justin

    Definitely looking forward to the pilot project at Twin Peaks. Can’t wait to go up there the first day it’s in action. Hopefully it will work out and that it will remain permanent when the pilot ends two years from now. This project seems pretty thought out and thoroughly planned so I wouldn’t be surprised if it works out well. I have a feeling this is going to be good!

  • murphstahoe

    Proving that no project is safe from controversy, there are a group of cyclists circulating a petition asking to kill the pilot.

  • 42apples

    Pretty sure it will always be cheaper than rail (which won’t exist until 2030, if ever).