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Latest Attempt to Reform San Francisco's Muni

In 1999, the year after the infamous "Muni meltdown" unraveled public confidence in San Francisco's transit system, city voters gave overwhelming support to a ballot measure that promised to "reform the Municipal Railway once and for all."...Three times in the past two decades San Francisco voters have approved measures that promised to improve Muni, the Bay Area's busiest transit system with a daily ridership nearing 700,000...Supervisor Sean Elsbernd has proposed an initiative for the November election that would address the salaries, benefits and work rules for Muni operators, who now ar

MTC Informational Session March 10 to Review Plans to Cut Emissions

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is holding a public meeting for Bay Area residents to learn more about and comment on plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks....The MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments are hosting the workshop in conjunction with the California Air Resources Board, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.

Runway Closure at JFK Expected to Impact Fliers Across the USA

The main runway closes for reconstruction at today at New York JFK, a move that threatens to disrupt travelers across the USA for four months. The Associated Press writes "with about one-third of the airport's traffic and half of its departures being diverted to three smaller runways, planes will wait on longer lines on the ground for takeoffs and in the air for landings.

Electric Cars Moving From Prototype to Showroom

 Gherardo Corsini, director of electric vehicle implementation at General Motors’ Opel/Vauxhall unit, made his way Sunday to Geneva from Germany more quietly than most. He was at the wheel of a prototype of the Opel Ampera....The hybrid car, which will be put on display this week at the Geneva International Auto Show, is designed to run on batteries for about 60 kilometers, or 35 miles, before a gasoline-powered generator kicks in for longer trips.

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