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New Northeast Mission Parking Plan Draws Heated Response [ML@L]

“During the next 10 days, construction to prepare for tunneling will continue in SoMa and Union Square. No Central Subway construction is planned to occur in Chinatown or North Beach.”
Construction Update | March 23-April 1 [Central Subway]

The approved approved Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Extension of Muni’s historic streetcar service to Fort Mason Center has been approved.
Milestone for Fort Mason Streetcar Extension [Market Street Railway]

“Let’s face it: there’s not a person in California who believes this monster will stay on budget.
High-speed rail plan has sped away from oversight [Ex]

“The SFMTA wants to know what you think about Muni. Right, um, do they really want to know?”
SFMTA Customer Survey Wants Your Two Cents [Muni Diaries]

“There’s been discussion that said charter rides could be returning to the N-Judah line this year, and word is that some testing will be done once again late at night to ensure that almost all of the cars can go through.”
Who Wants to Charter a Historic Streetcar This Year? [N Judah]

Octavia Gateway (aka 8 Octavia) has already started construction.
Octavia Gateway Underway [Curbed] [Hayeswire]

“Under San Francisco’s Commuter Benefits Ordinance, all businesses with 20 or more workers nationwide must offer one of three transit benefits: The pretax deduction, up to $245 per month, for transit or van pool expenses; transit subsidies valued at $74, the cost of a monthly Muni pass; or a van pool from a worker’s home to place of business. “
San Francisco set to push transit benefits for commuters [Ex]

“Using the name “Limo Union,” the group staged a brief protest outside the smartphone-based car dispatching company’s San Francisco headquarters.”
Drivers pull Uber over [Biz Times]

“While there was never a threat that United Airlines would close its facility at SFO, Richard Petrovsky, a mechanic and union official, said the industry is always looking at cost savings with cheaper overseas labor.”
United Airlines, SFO Reach Agreement To Keep Maintenance Base Open [KCBS]

“When the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted a transit-first policy on March 19, 1973 — 40 years ago this week — a return to the early 1900s streetscape may not have been what they had in mind, but the city’s intent to undo decades of urban planning and governance geared towards promoting driving at the expense of public transit was clear. “
At 40 Years, San Francisco’s Transit-First Policy Still Struggles for Traction [Streetsblog]

Our other headline roundups form Match 25:
Your City Hall Headlines For March 25, 2013: D3$, Rose Pak, Garbage Rate Hike
Your Crime Headlines For March 25, 2013: Sidewalk Cyclist, Bat Attack, Drunk Moped Riders
Your SF Business Headlines For March 25, 2013: Nevius Loses Job (On Radio), Twitter’s Birthday, AT&T Says They’re Improving
Your SF Real Estate Headlines For March 25, 2013: Defenestration’s Last Gasp, Transit Center’s Redesign, Warriors Arena Gripes
Your SF Schools Headlines For March 25, 2013: Skipping The Pledge, “Precision Medicine,” CCSF’s Summer School
Your Less Easily Categorized Headlines For March 25, 2013: Shirtless Dude With A Sofa, Downtown Flower Vendor, Personal Space

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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