” Trains are carrying record crowds, packed to capacity in the morning and evening commutes, and generating unprecedented revenues. That’s prompting the system to consider buying more railcars and expanding service. On the other hand, Caltrain is struggling, desperately searching for a stable source of funding so it can avoid having to cut service a year from now.”
Popular Caltrain heads toward fiscal crisis [Chron]

“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 | May 4-13 [Central Subway]

“It’s clear that the parking-obsessed, anti-bike lane merchants behind the “Save Polk Street” group have no interest in vetting information before making their case.”
Debunking the Misinformation Propagated By “Save Polk Street” [Streetsblog]

“The work from Baker Street to Divisadero Street will be on a permanent bike lane on the artery, but because of the construction work at the intersection of Divisadero Street, a temporary bike lane will be added from that corner to Scott Street”
Work on Oak Street bike lane is speeding up [Ex]

“Mission residents can anticipate seven more months of open trenches and orange vests as city agencies prepare to add one more street to the neighborhood’s growing portfolio of aging roads and sewers getting an overdue makeover.”
The Mission Braces for Street and Sewer Overhauls [ML@L]

“Voting closes on Sunday, May 12, and the top three finishers will receive $50,000 worth of BART ads in stations and onboard trains.”
It’s time once again to veganize BART! [Vegansaurus]

“the BART Board of Directors will review passenger survey results from our most recent “Bikes on Board” pilot and compare them to our earlier test last year. Staff will provide an update on a series of initiatives aimed to improve bikes access on our trains and at our stations and offer observations and an evaluation of the pilot. Directors will then determine next steps.”
Board to review results of bike pilot survey at May 9 meeting [BART]

“As we traveled west toward 2nd Street, where the first days of construction began, the depth and scale began to increase dramatically. We eventually found ourselves 65 feet below street level, looking up at the towers surrounding us.”
Construction Watch: Exclusive First Look at Transbay Transit Center Construction [Curbed]

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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