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A Simplified, User-Friendly Bike Map for S.F. Riders

November 14, 2013 | 1:27 pm

A Simplified, User-Friendly Bike Map for S.F. Riders

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Matt Kladney’s color-coded map tells you how to get from Point A to Point B at a glance.

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Gov. Brown Will Seek Court Order to Stop BART Strike If No Agreement Reached

August 9, 2013 | 4:16 pm

Gov. Brown Will Seek Court Order to Stop BART Strike If No Agreement Reached

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UPDATE: None of the unions involved in negotiations with BART management submitted a 48-hour strike notice on Friday — necessary if either union would want to strike in the event a contract is not agreed upon by the Sunday midnight deadline and the court rejects Gov. Brown’s request for a cooling off period. A 48-hour […]

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BART Strike Update: Negotiations Continue

August 9, 2013 | 8:13 am

BART Strike Update: Negotiations Continue

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Bay Area Rapid Transit union leaders say they’re prepared to strike next week if they don’t reach an agreement on a new contract this weekend. BART managers and union leaders are scheduled to resume negotiations Friday, but their proposals remain tens of millions of dollars apart on wages, pensions and health care benefits. In a […]

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BART Strike Watch: Unions Give 72-Hour Strike Notice; More Talks Today

August 1, 2013 | 5:25 pm

BART Strike Watch: Unions Give 72-Hour Strike Notice; More Talks Today

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Update 10:45 a.m. Friday: BART and its two largest unions are resuming contract talks in Oakland as the clock counts down on a Sunday night strike deadline. In a sign that political pressure may be building to solve the deadlock between the transit agency and the unions representing train operators, station agents, and other workers, […]

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Planning for Climate Change in a Growing Bay Area

April 30, 2013 | 6:00 am

Planning for Climate Change in a Growing Bay Area

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This won’t come as a surprise to Bay Area residents: the region is still growing. By one estimate, the Bay Area will add two million people by 2040, a 30 percent increase over today’s population of about seven million. More people means more housing and more traffic. But regional planning agencies have another target to […]

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Get Ready, Bay Area: BART Launching Rush-Hour Bike Trial

March 15, 2013 | 3:59 pm

Get Ready, Bay Area: BART Launching Rush-Hour Bike Trial

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You could call it BART’s Great Rush-Hour Bike Experiment. For five days starting Monday, the transit agency will be open to bikes on all lines, all day long. It’s a long way from the days when to ride on BART, cyclists had to go down and apply in person for a permit at the Lake […]

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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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BART Extension to Livermore Rides on Ballot Recount Announced Thursday

November 29, 2012 | 5:10 pm

BART Extension to Livermore Rides on Ballot Recount Announced Thursday

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The Alameda County Transportation Commission will proceed with a recount of votes in a ballot measure to fund transportation projects — including an extension of BART to Livermore. The commission tentatively requested a recount on Monday. The voting machines that counted the ballots registered 69,000 (out of a total of more than 500,000) as “under […]

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