I’m always interested in hearing about how people get around in various cities. When I was in S.F., I came across a lot of people who didn’t own cars, and if they did, they said they carpooled to save money on gas and tolls, and, sometimes, to get to a more desirable BART stop. This piece in the San Francisco Chronicle about carpooling is a nice snapshot of this.
BART workers are on strike for the second day after talks failed with management about unfair labor practices. Grist has a piece by Susie Cagle about how the strike reveals the Bay Area’s massive infrastructure problems. (“When we talk about resilient infrastructure, we don’t often talk about labor. But a train is only as good as the person operating it. And in BART’s case right now, that’s no one.”)