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BART Permanently Lifts Rush Hour Bike Ban

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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The Bay Area's transit agency voted unanimously last week to lift the long-standing ban on bikes aboard trains during rush hour. After the five-month pilot program ends on December 1st, bikes will be permanently allowed on all BART trains, at all times. 

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BART Strike Is Over, Tentative Agreement Reached

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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The BART strike is over and trains are running again after a four-day work stoppage. Unions, management, and local politicians announced a tentative agreement late Monday night.

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BART is on Strike

Friday, October 18, 2013

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Union workers for BART have walked off the job for the second time in three months. Talks between management and the unions broke down Thursday afternoon after almost thirty straight hours of negotiations. 

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BART Negotiations Last All Night, Gov. Halts Bus Strike

Thursday, October 17, 2013

KALW

There’s still no strike --or no deal-- in the six month-long BART contract negotiations. Wednesday, for the third night in a row, federal mediator George Cohen said that BART and its unions were still at the table, that progress was being made, and that the trains would continue to run for one more day.

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BART Talks Continue; No Strike Wednesday

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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BART’s unions called off a strike for the fourth time in less than a week as the two sides continue to try to hammer out a deal. Around 10:30 PM on Tuesday night, federal mediator George Cohen stepped outside to confirm that talks were continuing.

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Bay Area Bus Agency Seeks Cooling-Off Period As Workers Threaten to Strike

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

KALW

With a potential BART strike still looming, union workers from Bay Area bus agency AC Transit are gearing up for possible strike on Thursday. ATU Local 192 gave their 72-hour notice on Monday, while the agency has asked Governor Jerry Brown for a 60-day cooling-off period to prevent a strike from disrupting about 100,000 riders around the East Bay.

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BART Update: Still No Strike, Still No Deal

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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BART trains will continue to run on Tuesday across the Bay Area, but there’s still no deal in the six-month-long labor contract negotiations. For the third time in less than a week, BART’s unions have put off a strike to stay at the bargaining table. 

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BART Strike Delayed, Management Gives "Final Offer"

Monday, October 14, 2013

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BART’s biggest unions called off a strike late Sunday night, but stressed they are ready to strike on Tuesday if no deal is reached. BART management gave what it called its “last and best” offer on Sunday afternoon. 

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BART, Unions Move Closer -- but Will a Deal Come Before Midnight?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

KALW

The Bay Area could see its second BART strike in three months on Friday if the transit agency doesn’t reach a deal with its unions by midnight tonight. The two sides are closer together than they were back in August, but conflicting statements from the unions and management could be a bad sign.

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Californians Want Benefits of High-Speed Rail, Not the Price Tag

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

KALW

A majority of Californians don’t want the state’s controversial high-speed rail line, says a recent poll for USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times. But at the same time, over two thirds of the voters surveyed said they think the project would create jobs and help the state’s economy. And 61% said a high-speed rail line would help reduce traffic at airports and on the highways. 

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BART Plans for Another Strike

Thursday, September 26, 2013

KALW

With the BART contract deadline just two weeks away, it seems increasingly possible a second transit strike will cripple the Bay Area. One big clue: BART has confirmed it is training some managers who used to be operators to potentially run limited train service in the event of a strike, which could come as early as October 11. 

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California Becomes First in Nation to Regulate Ride-Sharing

Friday, September 20, 2013

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California regulators have given the go-ahead to ride-share apps, making it the first state in the nation to legalize peer-to-peer services connecting riders to drivers who use their own cars.

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Why the New Bay Bridge Cost $6.4 Billion

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

KALW

In 1996, the California Department of Transportation announced the state would spend seven years and just over $1 billion to replace the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. But the bridge that opened this week costs several times that amount -- and took ten years longer than originally projected. So...what happened?

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New Bay Bridge Span Opens Early, But also a Decade Late

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

KALW

The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened last night, about five hours ahead of schedule. That is, if you don't count the extra decade it took to get the bridge built.

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No Driving Across SF Bay, as Old Bridge Closes To Make Way for New

Thursday, August 29, 2013

KALW

At 8 p.m. last night, the last car drove across the original eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. If everything goes according to schedule, the new, blinding white span will open to the public on Tuesday morning at 5 a.m. Pacific Time. 

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Is Bay Area Bike Share Launching with Too Few Bikes?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

KALW

Bay Area Bike Share will launch its pilot program on Thursday. The $7,000,000 program, which is run by the regional Bay Area Air Quality Management District and city transit agencies, will roll out 700 bikes at 70 kiosks in heavily trafficked commuter areas of San Francisco, San Jose, and three other Peninsula cities.

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Sky Cowboys: The Ironworkers Who Built the New Bay Bridge

Thursday, August 22, 2013

KALW

The workers who built the signature suspension span of the Bay Bridge aren’t your average construction worker. They are ironworkers: highly skilled tradesmen who build the massive metal structures that dot city skylines.

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The Future of the Bay Area: Transit Oriented Development

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

KALW

The Bay Area has some of the most congested cities in the whole country ­-- and over the next 30 years, another two million people are expected to move to the area. How are they all going to fit? The region is planning for a future where cars ownership is optional, transit is plentiful, and pedestrian-friendly communities are the norm.

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Unions Give 72-Hour Notice for a Possible Second BART Strike

Friday, August 02, 2013

KALW

If there’s no contract by midnight on Sunday, BART workers say they will go on strike for the second time this summer. The first strike left the Bay Area paralyzed by commute delays across the region -- and a second strike could be worse.

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SF Police Turn to Twitter to Reunite Owners with Stolen Bikes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

KALW

Out of the estimated 4,000 bikes stolen in San Francisco last year, 864 were recovered -- but only 142 were returned to their owners.  Now, the SFPD is using social media to close that gap.

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