Five BART directors from an array of political leanings voted to ask General Manager Dorothy Dugger to resign last week, but the unifying grievance among the group remains unclear.
In a surprise development Feb. 10 in closed session, five of BART’s nine directors asked Dugger to resign. The vote was rescinded after members raised concerns the board may have violated the state’s open-meetings law by failing to provide proper public notice. Read More
Starting in May, motorists will face detours on the Bay Bridge that will allow construction of the new eastern span to wrap up four to six months ahead of schedule, a Caltrans spokesman said Thursday. The detours are necessary because the bridge's current westbound lanes are directly in the path of the new eastern span, spokesman Bart Ney told reporters at a briefing near the bridge Thursday morning. Read More
Heavy wind and rain has delayed flights by more than two hours at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday morning, an airport duty manager said.Air traffic has been reduced to about half its normal rate, with about 25 arrivals and departures per hour, Duty Manager Mike Towle said.“It’s raining like heck out here,” he said. “We’re getting hit so hard that departures and arrivals are uncharacteristically low.”Towle said at about 8:45 a.m. that there was no estimate yet as to when flights would begin to be back on schedule. Read More
Travel between San Francisco and the Big Easy just got a little bit easier.More than five years after United Airlines suspended direct service between San Francisco and New Orleans, the airline announced its first such direct flight since Hurricane Katrina will depart Thursday morning.Direct service, which had been suspended immediately following Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, will resume with a flight departing from New Orleans on Thursday that is expected to arrive in San Francisco shortly before 10 a.m. Read More
Traffic is once again flowing on northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco after a minor-injury collision blocked a segment of the roadway Thursday morning, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said.Located just north of U.S. Highway 101, the crash was reported by a driver at 4:56 a.m. and involved three vehicles, CHP Sgt. John Carman said.Emergency medical personnel from the San Francisco fire department responded to the scene of the crash and transported an unknown number of victims who sustained minor injuries, Carman said. Read More
The California Highway Patrol has reopened the connector from northbound U.S. Highway 101 to northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco after a nearly seven-hour closure related to a fallen sign.The connector was shut down shortly before 12:30 a.m. The damaged sign was a large green highway sign pointing motorists toward Highway 280 and downtown San Francisco.CHP Officer Jonathan Short did not know how the sign became damaged and could not confirm reports that a passing truck had struck it.The connector reopened at about 7:20 a.m. Read More
A barge that was intentionally run aground on San Francisco’s waterfront Tuesday morning leaked a “small amount” of fuel into the Bay and is now docked in Oakland, authorities said. Read More
A heavily traveled commuter route in San Francisco remains closed Wednesday morning while Caltrans crews work to remove debris scattered across the roadway, according to the California Highway Patrol.The connector between northbound U.S. Highway 101 and northbound Interstate Highway 280 has been closed since just after midnight, when the CHP received reports of debris dangling from a sign over the slow lane. Read More
Facing mammoth budget deficits for 20 years to come, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency may ask city voters to increase vehicle registration fees, raise parcel and sales taxes, hike off-street parking rates or create a new “transportation utility fee.”
With salaries and benefits growing faster than agency revenues, the SFMTA must generate an extra $50 million each year, while also reducing annual expenditures by $30 million, according to Chief Financial Officer Sonali Bose. Read More
A crackdown on illegal cabs in San Francisco is signaling the start of a larger effort to turn around The City’s oft-criticized taxi industry.
In addition to efforts to halt illegal cabs from trolling city streets, efforts are under way to solve the persistent complaints about how it is nearly impossible to find a cab on Friday or Saturday nights, during large events or any time at all in certain areas of San Francisco. Read More