“Hundreds of pages of documents released to news media by the California Department of Transportation show its inspectors found structural integrity issues with some of the bolts several years ago, before they were installed.”
N. California bridge bolt trouble noted years ago [Chron] [ABC7]

“But in the time we were riding, Gochberg’s dispatch computer, which looked like something Radio Shack would have stocked in the early 1980s, pinged only a couple of times. That didn’t seem very effective.”
Old-school taxis need a high-tech boost [Chron]

“Riders – the silent majority in this debate – should reap the benefits of round-the-clock service, city-wide availability and lower prices.”
City’s taxi service needs overhaul [Chron]

“For the average Muni rider — whose mode of transit might only be on schedule about 60 percent of the time — it’s hard to see how plumbers and dump trucks will improve the system.”
Before asking for more money, transit agency needs to fulfill promise of Proposition A [Ex]

“It is not uncommon for people in San Francisco to use their very last resources after losing their job to invest in a large vehicle or camper and move into it”
S.F. transit agency seeks to set limits on RV, truck parking [OBB]

“Henderson chronicles the seminal events in San Francisco’s history with ‘automobility’ and related transportation issues, from the freeway revolts of the late ’50s through 2000 to today’s continuing political struggles over parking, bicycles, livability, gentrification, and the form, function, and financing of Muni.”
“Street Fight” examines the politics of mobility in San Francisco [SFBG]

“Hot off the presses from the SF Planning Department is the (draft) future of SoMa, seen as emanating from the new Central Subway, the 1.7 mile extension of Muni’s T-Line projected to channel 76,000 riders daily between Mission Bay, SoMa, Union Square and Chinatown by 2030. “
Fun with Urban Planning: New Transit Options Let SoMa Dream Big [Curbed]

“In Embarcadero station, it’s filling with smoke. “
Update: Embarcadero Station Reopens [Muni Diaries]

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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