News summary March 3

School closure

Amtrak ridership, up 55 percent nationwide, triples in Sacramento (SacBee 2013-03-03)

Back-seat Driver: RT hopes to expand bus bike racks (SacBee 2013-03-01)

Flood and basketball (Sacramento News & Review 2013-02-28); read the long but fascinating 2005 article that is linked from this one!

Los Rios buys Rancho Cordova site for satellite campus (Sacramento Business Journal 2013-03-01; subscriber only article); unlike the mythological Cordova Hills university campus, this one is directly on the SacRT Folsom light rail line

It’s decision time for massive Capital Southeast Connector project (Sacramento Business Journal 2013-03-01; subscriber only article); Editorial: Road work ahead — we hope (Sacramento Business Journal 2013-03-01; subscriber only article); I for one hope this project does not succeed, as it is clearly a sprawl inducer, and was one of the reasons that the sprawl Cordova Hills project was even considered viable

More California bicycle bills 2013 (Cyclelicious 2013-02-27); Four bills that affect California cyclists (Cyclelicious 2013-02-25)

Letter: MacGlashan’s logic undermines infill development (SacBee 2013-02-28)

CHP to recommend charging motorist, bicyclist in Rio Linda collision (SacBee 2013-02-27); though one can’t judge a case from a newspaper article, I’m highly suspicious of CHP’s motivation

Group seeks to Turn Downtown Around – ‘Get up and help, don’t hate’ (Sacramento Press 2013-02-26)

Sacramento councilman wants to combat bike thefts (SacBee 2013-02-25)

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