San Francisco International Airport is on schedule to open its newly renovated Terminal 2, the first LEED Gold certified airport terminal in the county, in April, airport officials announced today.Designers of the $388 million remodel project emphasized sustainable building principles and how the more than 3 million passengers expected to pass through Terminal 2 every year will choose to spend their time there."T2 demonstrates how we can achieve sustainability in a way that enhances the traveler experience," airport Director John Martin said. Read More
Bay Area public transportation riders are now able to use the long-awaited Clipper Card program on San Mateo County Transit District services, a district spokeswoman said.SamTrans, which has buses serving San Francisco, Palo Alto, and San Mateo County, began accepting Clipper Cards this week. The Clipper program offers refillable cards for riders to use on several Bay Area transportation services, district spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew said in a statement.Other services using Clipper Card include AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Ferry, and Muni. Read More
A 31-year-old man was killed when an intoxicated driver who was speeding and running multiple red lights plowed into his car on Geary Boulevard Thursday, police said.
The victim, whose name was not released, was killed upon impact around 2:15 a.m. at the intersection of Arguello Boulevard, police spokeswoman Lt. Lyn Tomioka said.
Witnesses to the accident, including a Muni driver, rushed to the victim’s assistance but found no pulse, Tomioka said. Read More
With Caltrain facing a huge budget deficit and threatening dire service cuts, many proposals have emerged to keep the agency from becoming a shadow of its former self.
Strangely, none came from Caltrain.
In April, Executive Director Michael Scanlon first suggested Caltrain could face a $30 million annual budget shortfall, resulting in possible elimination of all but weekday-commute service.
With the July 1 deadline for that scenario now looming, community groups, business organizations and other transit operators have propo Read More
Portions of the San Mateo Bridge were closed in the middle of rush hour as emergency crews tried to assist a motorcyclist who collided with a passenger vehicle.According to the California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Van Eckhardt, two lanes of traffic heading west and one lane of traffic heading east was closed for nearly 35 minutes Wednesday evening.Calls came in to CHP around 5:30 p.m. and the accident was cleared by 6:06 p.m.Van Eckhardt said motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital with “major injuries” including a broken back and broken arm. Read More
A grass fire near the Crystal Springs Road off ramp on Interstate 280 is extinguished, but two lanes remain closed as fire departments monitor the possibility of another blaze.The three small fires, which stretched about a quarter-mile along the highway, were apparently started by a car, according to the California Highway Patrol.The first reports were received around 10:45 a.m. closed the off ramp in San Bruno. Read More
The black market for BART tickets is alive and well on Craigslist, but the transit agency said there is a good chance buyers will receive a ticket they cannot use.Every day, people sell BART tickets on the cheap through the popular Internet marketplace. In a listing posted Monday, a seller claimed to have 10 tickets worth $48 apiece and hoped to sell each at a $6 discount. Another seller posted a listing Tuesday claiming to have $416 worth of BART tickets and $390 worth of commuter checks to sell. The offer: $600 for all. Read More
A controversial plan to charge festival backers, film crews and construction firms more than $20 an hour to close a metered parking space has been toned down, but the reworked plan will cost the debt-ridden San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency $500,000. Read More
More BART customers are beginning to wonder if traveling on the railway is really a good bang for the buck.According to the agency’s latest customer survey, about 64 percent of BART passengers say using the system is a good value for their money, a respectable figure, but one that represents a seven percent drop from their previous findings. Read More
All lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 just south of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco have been reopened following a solo vehicle crash early Tuesday morning that injured the car’s driver and passenger, a California Highway Patrol officer said.The crash just south of the toll plaza was reported at 12:40 a.m., and CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano said the circumstances surrounding the collision were unclear. Read More