Surprise Inspection Of Limos, Shuttles And Buses Conducted At SFO [KCBS] [ABC7]

“Bob Planthold, a disability activist in San Francisco, said the transit agency was forced to take a backward approach — lowering fines — to address the issue because of the DMV’s unresponsiveness.”
Parking scofflaws gaming DMV [Ex]

“A focus of this year’s talks has been work rules. BART management wants to crack down on overtime and unscheduled absenteeism. According to Paul Oversier, director of operations, each worker racks up an average of 40 unscheduled absences annually. That includes sick leave, jury duty, family obligations, disability and industrial injuries.”
BART, unions tussling over missed work [Ex]

“An even better proposal, Radulovich noted, would be for event tickets to include a free Muni ride to encourage attendees to take transit instead of drive.”
Livable City: Ticket Fee a Smart Way to Fund Transit to Warriors Arena [Streetsblog]

“This isn’t rocket science. We need funding and political will to fix the city’s most dangerous streets, where people get hit by cars every single day.”
Ped Safety Fixes on Sloat, Where Girl Was Killed, Moved Up to This June [Streetsblog]

“Luna Salaver, a BART spokeswoman, said the $300,000 budgeted for decommissioning the artwork includes researching options with art conservation, engineering and legal experts, as well as construction expenses for the removal and disposition of the sculpture.”
Artist wants grimy BART artwork restored [Chron]

“Temporary tow-away zones are stuck in a one-size-fits-all permitting process, which sometimes forces parking control officers to tow cars that aren’t in anyone’s way.”
Temporary no-parking zones often too long [Chron]

“The funding comes as Lyft is already growing rapidly in all of its markets, including San Francisco, where it competes against ride share offerings from Uber and SideCar.”
Lyft Lifts $60 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, Gives 30,000 Rides A Week A Year After Launch [TC]

Work to begin to replace bolts on new Bay Bridge [ABC7] [KCBS]

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

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