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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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Oakland Makes Leap in Cycling Numbers

November 6, 2012 | 10:14 am

Oakland Makes Leap in Cycling Numbers

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(Bay City News) It’s not your imagination. There are more bikes on the road in Oakland than ever before and the numbers back it up. The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2011 American Community Survey data and it shows that of the 100 largest cities in the country, Oakland is seventh in the nation by […]

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Californians’ Commute Times Rank 10th Longest in US

November 1, 2012 | 1:00 pm

Californians’ Commute Times Rank 10th Longest in US

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by Joanna Lin, California Watch Californians rank 10th in the country for having the longest commute times, taking an average of 26.9 minutes to travel to work, recently released census data show. Workers in the state spent 10.4 minutes more getting to work than did workers in North Dakota, which reported the quickest commutes in […]

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Men in Drag, Uppity Women: A 116-Year-Old SF Bike Protest History Cycles Around

October 1, 2012 | 4:42 pm

Men in Drag, Uppity Women: A 116-Year-Old SF Bike Protest History Cycles Around

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When thousands of bicyclists took to the streets of San Francisco Friday night, they had more history to celebrate than most of them knew. The mood remained mostly festive throughout the evening, but organizers said they wanted to make a statement — much as they did 20 years ago, in the Critical Mass ride of […]

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Find a Private Shuttle Ride from SF to Silicon Valley on this Map

September 27, 2012 | 3:00 pm

Find a Private Shuttle Ride from SF to Silicon Valley on this Map

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Are you tired of fighting the freeway traffic to and from Silicon Valley? Or squeezing into a train? Thousands of valley workers travel instead on private luxury buses complete with wifi. In most cases, you can’t ride one of these shuttles unless you work for the right company. But there may be loop holes. According […]

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September 27, 2012 | 10:40 am

Google Street View Peers Underwater

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Now that Google has gotten the legislative approval for driverless cars, the company is dealing with the obvious question: What happens if the car accidentally drives you off the road and into the ocean? Until now the company’s mapping feature has stopped at the water’s edge. But on Tuesday it launched a new feature using […]

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Aging, Polluting School Buses Remain on Calif. Roads

September 19, 2012 | 11:33 am

Aging, Polluting School Buses Remain on Calif. Roads

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Kendall Taggart, California Watch Tens of thousands of California schoolchildren ride aging school buses that emit harmful pollutants, an analysis of state data shows. Unlike many states, California does not require bus owners to take buses off the road after a set number of years. As a result, California has some of the oldest buses […]

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August 13, 2012 | 2:33 pm

Muni Bus Ads Call Israel’s Enemies ‘Savages’

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If you are out and about in San Francisco, you may have noticed ads on the sides of Muni buses that refer to Israel’s enemies as “savages.” The ads are raising questions about the kind of advertising public agencies can accept. The ads read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support […]

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Calif. Senate Passes High-Speed Rail, Bill Goes to Governor

July 6, 2012 | 2:04 pm

Calif. Senate Passes High-Speed Rail, Bill Goes to Governor

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California‚Äôs bullet train project surged out of the station on Friday when the state Senate voted 21-16 vote in favor of bonds to begin construction. The bill passed in the Assembly Thursday by a vote of 51-27 and now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has energetically supported it. It will release $2.6 billion in […]

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July 5, 2012 | 4:51 pm

Assembly Passes High-Speed Rail Bill

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The California Assembly on Thursday gave a green-light for high-speed rail. The bill to release about $4.6 billion in voter-approved state bonds to start construction of a high-speed rail system now goes to the Senate, which is expected to vote on Friday. Some highlights of the Assembly debate: Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno: “High-speed rail in […]

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