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Thursday, October 10, 2013
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.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
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.
Friday, September 20, 2013
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.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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?
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
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.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
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.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
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.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
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.
Friday, August 02, 2013
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.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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.
Monday, July 29, 2013
The BART strike earlier this month stranded some 200,000 commuters for almost five days. Bay Area Rapid Transit and its unions are back in negotiations, but the unions say they will strike again if there's no deal by Aug. 4. And that prospect is worrying everyone from florists to food cart operators to "Famous Wayne," who saw his shoeshine business plummet during the last strike.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
AC Transit—the large bus agency that serves much of San Francisco's East Bay—experienced a jump in ridership this year. Better on-time reliability and more efficient repairs lured in the passengers, according to the agency.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Two San Francisco are government groups have approved a master plan for an expected population boom over the next 30 years, and reactions reveal diverging visions for life in the Bay Area.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Asiana Flight 214 may have crashed in San Francisco, but only the 64 American citizens who were on the flight can automatically sue the airline in U.S. courts -- and benefit from this country’s generous injury lawsuit payouts.
Monday, July 08, 2013
The Bay Bridge opening has been delayed until at least December, the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee announced Monday. The brand-new eastern span of the bridge, which connects Oakland to San Francisco, was supposed to open this Labor Day. Back in March, bolts that hold together a key seismic structure snapped, throwing the opening date into question.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
The BART strike left hundreds of thousands of Bay Area commuters scrambling for a way to work, but some companies found an upside: ride-sharing apps like Avego and Sidecar all experienced huge bumps in ridership during the strike.