Computer-operated system fails, leading to major delays through the system. Caltrain bogs down, too.
By Lisa Pickoff-White and Kelly Dunleavy-O’Mara BART unions may go on strike early on Monday, August 5. Here are several transit options and advice to help you get to where you need to go. During the July strike, MTC urged residents to work from home if possible and asked employers to offer flexible schedules. Roads […]
S.F. firefighter dies, 2nd fighting for life (SF Chronicle) A sudden flash of 1,000-degree heat at a house fire Thursday claimed the life of a veteran San Francisco firefighter who was trapped with his colleagues in the hillside home. Lt. Vincent Perez, 48, died trying to extinguish a fire at the four-story home in Diamond […]
Caltrain to halt trains, close stations, raise fares, slow express service (Bay Area News Group) After dire warnings that threatened to cripple the popular commuter train line, Caltrain on Tuesday scrapped the worst of its proposed cutbacks — but will still halt 10 trains, close several stations and raise fares. The plan, set to go […]
Caltrain sent out a statement today blasting “several critical factual errors and misrepresentations” in yesterday’s Bay Area News Group report that the agency’s CEO, Mike Scanlon, makes more than any other transit head in the state. (Listen below to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn defend Scanlon’s salary in an interview with KQED’s Joshua Johnson.) From the […]
Boy just once I’d like to write up a post about some public agency that doesn’t involve the words “cut,” “deficit,” or “gap.” (Not to mention “dismal,” “gloomy,” and “horrendous.”) The service cuts proposed by Caltrain yesterday sound like all those adjectives and more. Here they are, prosaically described on the Caltrain web site. Reduction […]
Calif. cap-trade plan dealt blow by S.F. judge (SF Chronicle) The California Air Resources Board violated state environmental law in 2008 when it adopted a comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse gases and again last year when it passed cap-and-trade regulations, a San Francisco Superior Court judge has ruled in a tentative decision. If the decision […]
A couple of weeks ago, Jon Miller was honored by the Hayward City Council, The HayWord informs. Miller, a native of the city, reminisced about his days playing Strat-O-Matic Baseball and his time at Hillcrest Elementary and Hayword High. We missed the Necessary Conversation City Hall Christmas Special two weeks ago, but you can catch […]