Muni launches ‘Eyes Up, Phones Down,’ a campaign to make riders safer from crime on buses and trains.
City’s transit agency takes a step to help riders know when their bus or train is actually coming.
Update: California Secretary of Labor Marty Morgenstern announced at about 10:50 p.m. in Oakland that BART’s two striking unions have agreed to return to work as negotiations with management continue. Train service is to resume at 3 p.m. Friday. More details: Strike is over, for now: Unions agree to return to work while talks continue […]
The BART strike is just one of many recent walkouts in the Bay Area: Nurses across the region have struck against the major hospital chains; unions at the Port of Oakland walked out last year; and hospital workers across the University of California system went on strike in May. Walkouts are increasingly common, but are […]
The Powell Street BART station in downtown San Francisco has reopened after the investigation of a suspicious object led to its closure, forcing passengers to seek alternative transportation. The incident caused delays throughout the BART system and in Muni on Tuesday morning. Fifth Street and Ellis Street were closed in San Francisco as well. From […]
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 […]
Are you a “megacommuter”? The symptoms are getting up before dawn for a marathon trip in car or train or bus or vanpool to get to work. Then repeating the process when the day is over and maybe getting home after dark. In the Bay Area, the megacommuter is not a rare breed. The Census […]