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
Fraud involving Clipper cards has skyrocketed after reports exposed a loophole in BART’s fare payment system in November, resulting in more than $170,000 in lost revenue.Under the current system, BART passengers who use a Clipper card can pay as little as $2 to travel anywhere in the transit network. But almost any trip on a $2 ticket results in a so-called negative balance. For instance, traveling from downtown San Francisco to San Francisco International Airport costs $8.10. Read More
With a route that nearly spans the length of San Francisco, from South of Market to the Excelsior, Muni’s 14-Mission line is one of the transit agency’s longest. That is why it can be such a pain for riders who are dropped off before their preferred stop.
In an effort to make up for scheduling shortfalls, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has recently been cutting short its route on the 14 line, a development that has irked passengers. Read More
Years after it was expected to be completed, a hydrogen fueling station at SFO might finally sputter into existence.
Later this month, San Francisco International Airport is looking to secure the last of the funding needed for the $4.7 million fueling complex, which would be one of the few hydrogen fueling stations in Northern California for cars and buses.
The station is a partnership of the airport and two private companies, The Linde Group and Hythane, which will lease a vacant lot near Millbrae Avenue where they will be built. Read More
A plan to increase bicycling in San Mateo is being unveiled next week, though the proposal has many miles to travel and steep hills ahead before becoming a reality.
The Department of Public Works drafted a citywide plan that would construct a complete network of bicycle routes. The proposal will be available for public vetting Wednesday.
“What [these plans] entail is everything bicycle,” said Gary Heap, the senior engineer of the Public Works Department. Read More