Friday, August 30, 2013

Applaud Free Public Transit Program for Children

ForceChange: "Free Muni for Youth is the result of a two-year long challenge to find funding for the program. But thanks to a million dollar grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 40,000 children now have free passage to ride the city’s public transportation system. Please thank Muni for sticking by their commitment to make investments in the community’s youth."

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wildfire enters Yosemite, threatens San Francisco water, power

REUTERS/Max Whittaker
Reuters: "The so-called Rim Fire, which had grown to just over 125,000 acres as of early Saturday, remained largely unchecked with extreme terrain hampering efforts at containment.

"We are making progress but unfortunately the steep terrain definitely has posed a major challenge," said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

"Today we're continuing to see warm weather that could allow this fire to continue to grow very rapidly as it has over the last several days," Berlant said."

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Subways, Strikes, and Slowdowns: The Impacts of Public Transit on Traffic Congestion

owenzidar: "Contrary to the conclusions in the existing transportation and urban economics literature, the congestion relief benefits alone may justify transit infrastructure investments. "

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The future is now for #climatechange

Effects of climate change in California are 'significant and growing' - "California is feeling the effects of climate change far and wide, as heat-trapping greenhouse gases reduce spring runoff from the Sierra Nevada, make the waters of Monterey Bay more acidic and shorten winter chill periods required to grow fruit and nuts in the Central Valley, a new report says."

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