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Headlines for March 5, 2015

Road funding must include construction and maintenance costs
San Francisco Chronicle $

Napa earthquake damage survey shows oldest buildings hit hardest
San Francisco Chronicle $

Roadshow: Road diets being tested in Willow Glen and Morgan Hill
San Jose Mercury News

Contra Costa Supervisor Federal Glover hospitalized needing heart, kidney transplant
Contra Costa Times

Sonoma County officials warned not to fool public on roads tax
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Napa Pipe delays frustrate county officials
Napa Valley Register

California cities leading in population growth, density
Sacramento Bee $

California Congressman Mark DeSaulnier And The Bridge To No Accountability
790 Talk Radio

OP-ED: Getting away from car-centric culture
San Mateo Daily Journal

Headlines for March 4, 2015

S.F. transportation agency OKs redesign of Polk Street
San Francisco Chronicle $

Before riding without a helmet, know what a brain injury is like
San Francisco Chronicle $

Oakland Tribune editorial: Latest attempt to end BART strikes deserves high marks for creativity
Oakland Tribune

Roadshow: Why Caltrans sweepers work during the day only
San Jose Mercury News

How the world’s fair birthed Muni
San Francisco Examiner

The Future of SB 375 Implementation and Regional Planning
Western City

Headlines for March 3, 2015

Future of Polk Street to be decided Tuesday
San Francisco Chronicle $

Climate change warmth driving drought, scientists say
San Francisco Chronicle $

Bay Bridge bolts--the sequel
San Jose Mercury News

Roadshow: Groovy Highway 85 makes for a tough ride
San Jose Mercury News

VTA hosts meeting on Route 237 express lanes March 3
San Jose Mercury News

Vine Trail seeks to solve Soscol Avenue puzzle
Napa Valley Register

Wiener to SFMTA: Google bus pilot program should consider fair wages, working conditions
San Francisco Examiner

March 8 Deadline to Apply for Paid High School Summer Internships at MTC
Bay Crossings

Headlines for March 2, 2015

Readers weigh in on Bay Area’s thorniest on-ramps
San Francisco Chronicle $

The DMV at 100: What does the next century hold?
San Jose Mercury News

San Mateo County: Affordable housing crisis inspires talks about rent control
San Jose Mercury News

Audit: San Jose roads crumbling toward bottom of Bay Area rankings -- costly fixes needed
San Jose Mercury News

Barnidge: Baker cooks up a bill to prevent BART strikes
Contra Costa Times

Headlines for March 1, 2015

Bay Bridge leaks: Toll payers on hook for Caltrans’ blunders
San Francisco Chronicle $

BART delays climb with age, ridership
San Francisco Chronicle $

Roadshow: I'd pay extra to fix the I-280 pavement
San Jose Mercury News

Redwood City takes steps to boost investment in affordable housing
San Francisco Examiner

Headlines for February 28, 2015

Bill would double federal funds to restore S.F. Bay
San Francisco Chronicle $

Contra Costa Times editorial: Caltrans must be transparent about latest Bay Bridge bolt debacle
Contra Costa Times

Roadshow: Should you challenge drivers who have disabled parking placards?
San Jose Mercury News

HEADLINES FOR FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Californians agree roads need fixing, but dislike gas tax hike and mileage fee, poll finds
San Jose Mercury News

Roadshow: Why did the toll lane switch to carpool only?
San Jose Mercury News

BART changes new train car design to satisfy disabled riders' concerns
Contra Costa Times

Work moves ahead on Golden Gate Bridge seismic retrofit project
Marin Independent Journal

Marin IJ editorial: SMART turning focus to operations
Marin Independent Journal

Californians sharply divided over hiking state gas tax
Sacramento Bee $

BART board approves compromise plan for handrail placement on new cars
San Francisco Examiner

Highway 4 to go hi-tech
Antioch Herald

Gas price spike a week after Torrance refinery explosion takes even petroleum industry insiders by surprise
Daily News

Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty
Reuters

South SF, Oakland Ferry Spends Way More Than it Earns in Fares
KGO

Bay Bridge Bay Lights Will Go Dark Until 2016
NBC

San Francisco’s New Road Map for Better Late-Night Transit
KQED

Headlines for February 26, 2015

Hyperloop’s 1st home may be Central Valley eco-utopia
San Francisco Chronicle $

Berkeley study directly IDs climate change culprit
San Francisco Chronicle $

Real estate fee, tax credits drive new affordable housing plan
San Francisco Chronicle $

For bicyclists, free parking station opens in downtown Oakland
Oakland Tribune

Guest commentary: AC Transit in desperate needs of an appointed board
Oakland Tribune

Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese unanimously elected as new MTC chair
San Jose Mercury News

Herhold: Farewell to Mike Scanlon, SamTrans legend
San Jose Mercury News

Roadshow: Alarm horns annoy you? Get a life
San Jose Mercury News

SMART confronts safety challenges
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Expert panel discusses Marin housing growth
Marin Independent Journal

Survey paints picture of VINE riders
Napa Valley Register

BART seeks $1B from SF, but is it feasible?
San Francisco Examiner

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