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Fairfield Case Raises Doubts About Private Contracts for Public Buses

March 6, 2013 | 10:26 am

Fairfield Case Raises Doubts About Private Contracts for Public Buses

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen Cash-strapped cities embracing private contractors as saviors of their public transportation systems may find a cautionary tale in Fairfield. The suburban city halfway between Sacramento and San Francisco was the headquarters of MV Transportation, a rising star in public transit outsourcing. But the company failed to deliver the bus […]

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January 18, 2013 | 10:03 pm

San Francisco Bay Area Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: Parking, Transit, Events

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On Monday the Bay Area, like much of the United States, will celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Lots of special events will take place around the region. And schedules of transit and parking will vary. Here are some highlights: Events The San Francisco Chronicle and Contra Costa Times have compiled lists of […]

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Alameda County Ballot Measure Back on Track?

November 26, 2012 | 3:57 pm

Alameda County Ballot Measure Back on Track?

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So you thought the elections were over? Not just yet. Backers of a measure to fund transportation in Alameda County on Monday formally reserved the right to request a recount of ballots. Measure B1 calls for an increased sales tax and bonds to help pay for improvement to roads, bicycle routes, bus service and an […]

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Clipper Cards Reveal Travelers’ Whereabouts to Police, Lawyers, Apps

October 16, 2012 | 2:01 pm

Clipper Cards Reveal Travelers’ Whereabouts to Police, Lawyers, Apps

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen San Francisco police arrested Marcel Largaespada on April 30 after a gunpoint robbery at a Lombard Street business, but they couldn’t catch his alleged accomplice, Alan McCahill. McCahill gave officers the slip, investigators believed, by hopping on a Muni bus. He was caught days later. To try to place […]

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May 4, 2012 | 2:45 pm

AC Transit Yard in Emeryville Reopens After Hydrogen Fuel Leak

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(Bay City News) An Alameda-Contra Costa Transit bus yard in Emeryville has reopened after a hydrogen fuel leak this morning prompted an evacuation of the area. Police removed barriers and began allowing people back into businesses around the bus yard at 45th Street and San Pablo Avenue shortly before 11:30 a.m., AC Transit spokesman Clarence […]

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