Today’s Headlines

  • SMART Train Service Starts a Week from Today (SFGate, ABC7, MarinIJ)
  • Weekend Closures Coming for M-Ocean View and N-Judah (SFBay)
  • Safety Measures Discussed for Golden Gate Park (SFChron, SFExaminer)
  • Holloway Avenue Redo Complete (SFBay)
  • Water to Flow Again in Several SF Parks (Hoodline)
  • Big Development Planned for Lucky Penny Site on Geary (Socketsite)
  • More on Dumbarton (BizTimes)
  • Walnut Creek’s Downtown Plan (EastBayTimes)
  • Larkspur Rebids Project to Add Bike Lanes to Bridge (MarinIJ)
  • Could Self-Driving Cars Cost Jobs? (Kron4)
  • Bay Area’s Defunct Rail Lines on a Modern-Style Map (Curbed)

Get state headlines at Streetsblog CA, national headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • So, the Bay Area once had functioning inter-urban rail which was then removed (for the most part) and now we’re waiting decades to replace it. Oh, okay.

  • RE: N-Judah track work…let me get this straight…moving both the inbound/outbound stops at 9th/Irving to the other side of the intersection will now require riders to wait at the light before the train turns and stops to offload/load. Imagine how smooth and fast of the ride it would be if this whole darn thing was underground. Wake up Transit Last City. Wake up.

  • p_chazz

    Imagine the multibillion dollar cost for undergrounding the N-Judah. Imagine the losses the merchants would face during the construction…

  • JB

    The traffic signal system will also be modified. Maybe it will preempt the train so it does not have to stop at the crossing or it will be like the system that holds the green light like on Geary.

    The train currently has to stop twice at 9th and Irving. Once for passengers to alight and once to activate the traffic signal. If the traffic signal system can eliminate one stop and the run saves 30 seconds, that is huge.

  • jonobate

    Transit signal priority, which the N will have on this stretch once the signal upgrades are complete, only works if you have the stops on the far side of the intersection. That way the train can pass through the intersection on a green light before stopping on the other side.

    Try a little more nuance in your comments, and a little less blind rage.

  • Don’t lecture me on what I write or my tone.