Today’s Headlines

  • Horrible double hit-and-run emphasizes need for safer Rosemead Blvd (BikeSGV)
  • BART planning to close transbay tracks for maintenance work over Labor Day weekend (SF Gate)  (CBS)
  • San Francisco’s plan for new Warriors Arena includes $40 million for transit (SF Examiner)
  • With help from LA Weekly, high speed rail meeting should be “a mess” (LA Weekly)
  • Napa proposes bike and pedestrian path under Highway 29 (Napa Valley Register)
  • ICYMI: TOD increasing around BART (The Registry)
  • El Cerrito to hold meeting on Ohlone Greenway improvement plans (Contra Costa Times)
  • Transportation tax measure defeated in Sonoma County (Press Democrat)
  • BART must keep the promises it made for development at Pleasant Hill station (Contra Costa Times)
  • Smart cities need smart people (Huffington Post)
  • 77 ways to design the letter “M” for “Metro” (CityLab)

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