Transit News: BART’s fleet, traffic signal priority, Muni seats, mayor’s Muni budget

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Today in Bay Area transit news: Learn how BART plans to bridge the gap, as it were, until its new fleet of trains arrives in 2017. Also, are you wondering why Muni has been folding up the disabled seats? Well, read on, youngins.

  • BART pursues range of solutions to maintain aging fleet (SF Examiner)
  • Traffic signal priority coming to 8X, N-Judah, possibly other lines (SF Examiner)
  • Seats disappearing on Muni — in more ways than one (SFGate)
  • Why We Need the Central Subway in North Beach and Beyond (SPUR)
  • Opinion: For Better Muni and Safer Streets, Mayor Lee Must Back Vehicle License Fee (Streetsblog SF)
  • Mayor’s Budget Includes 10% Service Increase For Muni (SF Appeal)
  • “LightRail” Installation Aims To Illuminate Market Street (Socket Site)
  • Transit Riders Union: Mayor Lee Keeps Giving Muni Riders the Short End of the Stick (Streetsblog SF)
  • Curb-jumping S.F. driver hits 2 pedestrians, Muni bus (SFGate)

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