Today’s Headlines

  • NTSB Meeting Today on Causes of Metrolink Chatsworth Crash (LA Now, Daily News)
  • No Commitment from Obama on Federal Transportation Bill (The Hill)
  • DC Transpo Activist Raves About Our Wilshire Rapid Buses (Greater Greater Washington)
  • Big Blue Bus Pushing the Bus Stops of the Future.  Check Out the Pics! (Curbed)
  • Metro Seeking Feedback on Their Bus Service Changes (The Source)
  • Michelle Obama’s Mission Against Obesity: What’s It Mean for Safe Routes to School? (BikePortland)
  • We’re Not the Only CA City to Struggle to Bring Rail to Our Airports (SF Streetsblog)
  • Never Enough Parking? Look Again (How We Drive)
  • City Approves Westwood Neighborhood Council (LA Now)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Erik G.

    Funny thing is, until the extension to SFO was built, I found OAK to be the most transit acessible of the three Bay Area airports, certainly if my final destination was downtown S.F.

    OAK is well served by both transit and Amtrak/Capitol Corridor with both having a station at the Oakland Coliseum with the connecting “AirBART” shuttle bus. This will not be an extension of BART to OAK, it will be a very expensive people mover in the place of a bus that usually has no trouble with accommodating all passengers and getting to and from the airport.

    Why not increase the frequency on the bus and improve its convoluted ticketing system first? Looks like the FTA just told BART and OAK to do just that.