Today’s Headlines

  • Caltrain’s Diesel Emissions Rankle Neighbors (SFChron)
  • Muni Bus Crashes into Muni Meter Maid Vehicle (SFExaminer)
  • More Transbay Transit Center Delays (SFChron)
  • More on Modern Jitneys (EastBayTimes)
  • Cleaning up 16th and Mission BART (SFChron)
  • BART Cell Phone Theft Up (SFExaminer)
  • Upper Haight Bike Share Locations Proposed (Hoodline)
  • Dolores Park Trash and Recycling Efforts (Hoodline, SFExaminer)
  • Fewer Parking Spots as Bike Share Rollout Continues in Oakland (EastBayTimes)
  • Odd Detail in Sunset Teacher Housing Project (SFExaminer)
  • Books on Cities (Curbed)
  • Commentary: Banning Marijuana Bus Ads Makes Sense (SFChron)

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  • p_chazz

    Rich people move next door to train yard and complain about diesel dust. Poor people live next door to railroad tracks and accept diesel dust as a fact of life.

  • gneiss

    The soot she is saying accumulates on her Windowsill? I’ve got that too in upper Haight. It’s pervasive throughout the city and comes from a variety of sources, not just diesel engines. Think also brake dust, car exhaust, wood fires, etc.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    Yeah, it seems likely that as much of that gunk is from the freeway as is from locomotives. I used to have a thick layer of it on my windows in Pacific Heights and that’s pretty darn far from Caltrain.

  • lunartree

    If it wasn’t for rich people complaining about nonsense on the peninsula we could have had the trains electrified by now.

  • John Murphy

    or fires in Sonoma County. If everyone on the Peninsula was wearing a mask, why would windows be exempt?

  • Still seeing articles about “cleaning up” 16th/Mission BART area. I read about this 20 years ago when I moved to the area and I’m sure the topic was as old then as it is now. In those 20 years I’ve realized that SF is all talk, no action.
    As for BART thefts…no surprise. Yesterday morning around 11am, an older woman wearing only flip flops and a fur coat was soliciting funds on the Montgomery platform, hurling racial epithets to those white folks who either ignored her or turned her down. No station agent around (“on break until 11:15” although it was only 10:50). That’s one nice long break. I rode the train to N. Berkeley where an older guy jumped the turnstile in front of the agent booth (once again, no agent on duty) and the cop car parked right outside of the entrance. Cops on their phones. Nothing done, as expected.