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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

HEADLINES FOR FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Bill to ban BART strikes is introduced by Republican lawmaker
Oakland Tribune

Roadshow: How to fix the Sand Hill slowdown on I-280
San Jose Mercury News

Supervisors embrace Levine bill to speed up work on third lane, bike path on Richmond-SanRafael Bridge
Marin Independent Journal

Caltrans wrapping up quake repairs on bridges, highways
Napa Valley Register

BOE approves 6-cent cut in statewide gas tax
Sacramento Bee $

Tow truck driver killed by passing big rig on Highway 50 identified
Sacramento Bee $

Critics fear bullet train will bring urban sprawl to Central Valley
Los Angeles Times $

Headlines for February 24, 2015

Opposition to bill requiring helmets hard to navigate
San Francisco Chronicle $

Quinn: The Apple Car and why it's not so crazy
San Jose Mercury News

California should back helmet law plan
San Jose Mercury News

Toni Atkins: How California can improve its transportation infrastructure
San Jose Mercury News

Roadshow: Timetable for the 280-880 lane shift
San Jose Mercury News

Overwhelmed by Sharks fans at Levi's Stadium, VTA vows upgrades for Super Bowl, WrestleMania
Contra Costa Times

County to host workshop on rising sea levels
Fairfield Daily Republic

One day, we’ll wonder what all the fuss about high-speed rail was about
Sacramento Bee $

Rods securing Bay Bridge tower show rust, cracking
Sacramento Bee $

Lack of overnight BART service key concern raised in transportation report
San Francisco Examiner

As gas tax funds dwindle, California looks to test charging for miles traveled
Los Angeles Daily News $

San Francisco residents relying less on private automobiles
Los Angeles Times $

San Francisco: Late-Night Transportation Report Highlights Lack of Overnight BART Service
NBC

Headlines for February 23, 2015

2nd Transbay Tube needed, task force says
San Francisco Chronicle $

Guest commentary: Sacramento should put the brakes on a gas tax hike
Oakland Tribune

Oakland Tribune editorial: Cyclists should get on board with mandatory helmet law
Oakland Tribune

Roadshow: Another crack at explaining 25 mph school zone law
San Jose Mercury News

Segment of SMART bike path moving forward in Rohnert Park
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

SMART to have zoned fares when service begins in 2016
Marin Independent Journal

Marin IJ Editorial: Three years to reopen a Richmond bridge lane?
Marin Independent Journal

AM Alert: Social services, transportation funding battles return to Capitol
Sacramento Bee $

Headlines for February 22, 2015

Richmond: City is one step closer to Richmond-SF ferry service
Contra Costa Times

Roadshow: Honk-with-lock 'extremely rude' (and easy to disable)
San Jose Mercury News

California needs a simpler gas tax, not a higher one
Sacramento Bee $

Headlines for February 21, 2015

Rust, cracks found on Bay Bridge tower rod
San Francisco Chronicle $

Corrosion found in anchor rod in new Bay Bridge
Contra Costa Times

Eco-friendly California looks beyond gas tax to fix roads
Sacramento Bee $

Forum: Tri-Valley poised for greatness in technology, innovation
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Plans for bike path on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge progress
Marinscope

Caltrans Making Case To Implode Part Of Old Bay Bridge
CBS

HEADLINES FOR FEBRUARY 20, 2015

Double-decker bus to be tested on routes in East Bay
San Francisco Chronicle $

Bay Area’s riskiest on-ramps keep hearts racing
San Francisco Chronicle $

Build required S.F. affordable housing here, Oakland mayor says
San Francisco Chronicle $

Roadshow: So tired of carpool cheats
San Jose Mercury News

New signs remind motorists to stay 3 feet from cyclists
Napa Valley Register

Gas prices jump after Torrance refinery explosion
Los Angeles Times $

Piedmont: Council approves project for Highland Avenue makeover
Paradise Post

East Palo Alto City Council OKs senior-housing development
Palo Alto Online

Martinez: Housing outreach plans not connecting
Santa Cruze Sentinel

AC Transit will begin double-decker bus pilot program Monday
ABC

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