Today’s Headlines

  • More Talk of Second Transbay Tube (SFChron)
  • More on Western Span Bridge Bike Path (EastBayTimes, Hoodline)
  • The Double Billing of Daly City BART Riders (SFWeekly)
  • AC Transit to Pay $15 Million to Injured Rider (SFChron)
  • Bad Air Continues (SFExaminer)
  • City Works to Plant More Trees (SFExaminer)
  • San Francisco’s Southern Tier (SFWeekly)
  • Upper Haight Project to go Dormant (Hoodline)
  • Uber and Lyft Drivers Deactivated (SFExaminer)
  • Salesforce Needs More Office Space? (SFChron)
  • Memories of Presidio’s Burger King (SFExaminer)
  • Letter: Want Scooters off the Sidewalk? Make Streets Safe (EastBayTimes)

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  • david vartanoff

    Time to get going on a new transbay crossing, now. However, we must insist on several commitments–first, any new tunnel must have US standard guage tracks as well as or instead of BART guage, second, BART must commit to 24/7 service on the existing system before we give them any $$ for new tunnels or extensions, third, BART must become fare integrated with all other transit in any area both serve–as in a single fare between two points with no extra charge for using the trains and buses instead of buses all the way

  • BART will never switch to standard gauge because it’s incompatible with its current system (regardless of the fact that other systems in the world run on dual gauge). Rather than a BART tube, build an interurban type of railway to run along an electrified Caltrain and under the bay and along the Amtrak ROW to connect downtown SF with Jack London and points south and Emeryville and points north. Extend the line under Geary and 19th Ave to efficiently move folks from the western part of the city more quickly around the bay. Create a transfer station to BART at Daly City. Call it a day. BART will never, ever run 24/7 operations. As for fare integration, BART is distance based so it would have to completely overhaul its payment system at the expense of riders going short distances.