Pieces of Central Subway boring machine arrive in SF [ABC7]

“Every BART police officer will be outfitted with a portable video camera, unruly passengers could face bans from district property and station agent booths might be redesigned as part of the transit agency’s new strategy for improving safety conditions for workers and customers.”
BART lays out new safety initiatives for customers and passengers [Ex]

“unlike buildings, passenger car capacity is not regulated by any local, state or federal agency, meaning nobody is keeping an eye on whether these packed trains are safe.”
BART Crush Expected To Worsen, May Put Passengers At Risk [CBS5]

“Bay Area Rapid Transit’s labor unions have said they’re upset that the transit district will spend $400,000 for a private negotiator for contract talks set to begin next week. BART officials have said that, despite tough times, they believe the money will be well spent.”
BART Contract Talks To Begin; Agency Spends $400K On Negotiator [KCBS]

“The plan is to have the fix for the 32 bolts that snapped decided on May 8. That is something that they think they can fix before the opening on Labor Day. While it’s important to note that these bolts only stabilize the bridge during an earthquake – they don’t bear any load – no one likes the idea of busted bolts.”
The Politics Of Busted Bolts, Bay Bridge Safety [KCBS]

“guys falling on BART trains — and videoing it? Now we’re truly stumped.”
Local Dudes Repeatedly Fall on BART Trains for No Apparent Reason [Weekly]

“The SF Municipal Transportation Agency has released a map of 41 locations [PDF] being considered for the first 35 bike-share stations in downtown SF.”
SFMTA Releases Preliminary Map of Bike-Share Station Locations [Streetsblog]

“Because the city will have to lease the land from Caltrans, which owns and collects revenue from the existing parking lots, city officials involved in planning the long-delayed parks projects say budget constraints left them with no choice but to allow the state department of transportation to retain a large section of the parking lot at the expense of park space.”
Park Areas Under Central Freeway Downsized to Retain Caltrans Parking [Streetsblog]

“Staff are under strict instructions not to jaywalk. The rumor goes that employees who are observed doing so might be fired, though PG&E won’t confirm if that has or hasn’t happened.”
Why did PG&E cross the road? Because the lights said it was safe [Biz Times]

“If you are curious about what the SF Planning Department has in store for the Castro Street Design Project, you can check out the renderings of the streetscape at the soon-to-be CVS location at 2278 Market Street (where Trader Joe’s was going to be) near Radio Shack.”
Renderings of Castro Street Design on public display [Castro Biscuit]

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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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  • LibertyHiller

    So we won’t even pretend that there was a Tower Records in that space for almost 20 years?

  • LibertyHiller

    So we won’t even pretend that there was a Tower Records in that space for almost 20 years?