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HEADLINES FOR JANUARY 30, 2015

BART rider satisfaction lowest in 16 years
Oakland Tribune

Roadshow: Innard-jolting Foxworthy Avenue on San Jose's summer paving list
San Jose Mercury News

New car technology reduces chance of crash deaths
San Jose Mercury News

Orinda housing element vote fails, but officials discuss ways for public to weigh in
Contra Costa Times

Sausalito wants full review of Golden Gate ferry landing plan
Marin Independent Journal

As BART ridership grows, don’t expect any longer trains
San Francisco Examiner

California’s Brown Eyes Road Repair Fees as Gas Tax Receipts Ebb
Bloomberg

New website lets residents monitor Bay Area’s Vital Signs
Antioch Herald

Wiener elected to chair County Transportation Authority
SFBay

HEADLINES FOR JANUARY 29, 2015

Highway 85 express lane proposal divides Silicon Valley drivers
San Jose Mercury News

Roadshow: Key San Jose intersection closed for nine months
San Jose Mercury News

SolTrans rolls out new, improved routes, services on Saturday
Times Herald

TAM says metering lights won’t impact local roadways
Marin Scope

New website gives Bay Area commuters better roadmap
ABC

HEADLINES FOR JANUARY 28, 2015

Final work on Bay Bridge may not be done till June
San Francisco Chronicle $

Roadshow: Are Oakland drivers really that bad?
San Jose Mercury News

BART closer to banning e-cigarettes
San Francisco Examiner

Google warns DMV not to over-regulate self-driving cars
Sacramento Business Journal

New Website Lets Residents Monitor Bay Area's Vital Signs
Virtual Strategy

HEADLINES FOR JANUARY 27, 2015

California considering plan to replace gas tax with charge per mile driven
San Jose Mercury News

Roadshow: Why does my wife get better mileage in our hybrid?
San Jose Mercury News

Mercury News editorial: Black lives do matter, but so does transportation
San Jose Mercury News

Newark's draft Housing Element sent to state for review
Contra Costa Times

Marin transit district posts record ridership
Marin Independent Journal

Transportation Commission seeks to fill vacancies on Advisory Council, one from Contra Costa, one at-large
Antioch Herald

Why Smartphone Train Ticketing Hasn’t Sped Up
pymnts.com

HEADLINES FOR JANUARY 26, 2015

Bay Bridge supplier failed to reveal rods’ failure in Washington
San Francisco Chronicle $

Bay Area cities will see millions of dollars more for pothole repairs
Oakland Tribune

Spare the Air alert remains in effect until Monday morning
Oakland Tribune

Roadshow: The angry husband, the upset wife and a frightened pedestrian
San Jose Mercury News

Editorial: Despite ranking, Highway 101 traffic is brutal
Marin Independent Journal

Opinion: Road tax diversions and reality
Sacramento Bee $

Councilman floats idea for workforce housing
San Mateo Daily Journal

HEADLINES FOR JANUARY 25, 2015

Roadshow: Metering lights until 11 a.m.? What are we, L.A.?
San Jose Mercury News

Editorial: Levine's bridge lane bill should help
Marin Independent Journal

HEADLINES FOR JANUARY 24, 2015

Mercury News editorial: Federal gas tax increase needed
San Jose Mercury News

Dick Spotswood: Bridge lane an example of government gone crazy
Marin Independent Journal

A Germaphobe’s Guide to Buying a Metrocard
Next City

HEADLINES FOR JANUARY 23, 2015

Golden Gate Bridge barrier leads to rampant speeding, new rules
San Francisco Chronicle $

Roadshow: Why we delay signaling our turns
San Jose Mercury News

Marc Levine bill seeks to speed up adding lane to Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

CHP tackles surge in speeding on Golden Gate Bridge since barrier installation
Marin Independent Journal

Caltrans plans lane closures for work on Zampa Bridge
Fairfield Daily Republic

VINE ticket prices going up July 1
Napa Valley Register

State Tosses More Cash at Geothermal, Alternative Vehicles
KCET

Headlines for January 22, 2015

Palo Alto seeking best bridge brainpower with design contest
San Francisco Chronicle $

Uber lands big-bucks backing; what does it mean for Lyft?
San Francisco Chronicle $

Cyclists bridge gaps with greater acceptance on public transit
San Francisco Chronicle $

CPUC should allow carpool innovations by Lyft and the like
San Francisco Chronicle $

Roadshow: Witnesses to parking lot hit-and-run didn't sway cops
San Jose Mercury News

Pittsburg secures last piece of funding for eBART, expect new station in 2018
Contra Costa Times

San Rafael fields concerns about SMART bicycle and pedestrian pathways
Marin Independent Journal

American Canyon proposes higher traffic fees for new development
Napa Valley Register

New bike safety law off to slow start in SF
San Francisco Examiner

Uber raises $1.6 billion in financing from Goldman Sachs
San Francisco Examiner

What is the Bay Area’s Plan for 21st Century Transportation?
KQED

Lawmaker promotes plan to add third traffic lane to Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
KTVU

Public Invited to Weigh In on Express Lane Plans For I-880 and Dumbarton, San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Approaches
Virtual Press Office

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