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Toll Hike Likely on Golden Gate Bridge Next Year

October 25, 2013 | 5:00 pm

Toll Hike Likely on Golden Gate Bridge Next Year

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To deal with $142 million deficit, officials consider raising toll to $7 and ending FasTrak discount.

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No AC Transit Strike for Now; Gov. Brown Steps In

October 16, 2013 | 6:28 pm

No AC Transit Strike for Now; Gov. Brown Steps In

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Board report due to Brown in seven days, after which he could initiate a 60-day cooling off period.

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BART Strike July 4 Updates: Walkout Over, for Now

July 3, 2013 | 11:59 pm

BART Strike July 4 Updates: Walkout Over, for Now

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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 […]

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BART Strike Day Two: Are Walkouts Worth It?

July 2, 2013 | 10:59 am

BART Strike Day Two: Are Walkouts Worth It?

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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 […]

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Bay Area Commuters React to BART Strike

July 1, 2013 | 12:21 pm

Bay Area Commuters React to BART Strike

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Those who rely on BART to get to work–as many as 200,000 commuters–are naturally having a strong reaction to the strike. Selected responses from Twitter below …

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March 19, 2013 | 8:01 am

San Francisco BART Stations Reopen After Investigation of Suspicious Object

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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 […]

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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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San Francisco Bay Area: Nation’s Capital for ‘Megacommuting’

March 5, 2013 | 11:38 am

San Francisco Bay Area: Nation’s Capital for ‘Megacommuting’

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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 […]

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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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New Year’s Eve: Free Buses, Trains, Cabs, and Tows–and Extended BART Service

December 31, 2012 | 1:01 pm

New Year’s Eve: Free Buses, Trains, Cabs, and Tows–and Extended BART Service

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It’s New Year’s Eve and Bay Area transit agencies, a San Francisco cab company, and AAA are all offering special service for party-goers tonight. (See the full list of links below for transit agencies offering free or extended service.) In San Francisco, Muni will be free after 8 p.m. Ed Reiskin, chief of the Municipal […]

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