In less than a week, five trains derailed at a Muni storage facility, a development operators say is due to a lack of investment, raising concerns about potential injuries and damage.Between Jan. 9 and Friday, five light-rail vehicles slipped off the tracks at Muni’s Green Division rail yard, which is located near the Balboa Park BART station and acts as the departure point for trains. Read More
Travelers looking to take a sun-drenched vacation in Cancun or a trip to the mountains near Vancouver might soon see some cheaper flights out of San Francisco International Airport.
In a bid to attract more international carriers, SFO officials are proposing to slash operating fees by about 33 percent for airlines flying to and from Mexico and Canada. Currently, carriers serving SFO from those two destinations pay $1,500 in operating fees, the same amount as flights from all other countries around the globe. Read More
After achieving a high-water mark recently, Muni’s on-time performance rate fell to its lowest level in the past five quarters. For the first quarter of this fiscal year, which covered July through September, Muni’s vehicles arrived as scheduled 72 percent of the time, a drop from the 75 percent recorded two quarters prior. Muni has a mandate to record an 85 percent rate. Read More
The death on the Caltrain tracks Monday morning in Burlingame is being called an apparent suicide, according to the transit agency.The man, identified as a 39-year-old from San Francisco, was struck by a northbound train near the Oak Grove Avenue pedestrian crossing around 6:20 a.m., the transit agency said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No passengers or crew were injured. Read More
Blinding fog saturated the Bay Area on Monday morning, threatening major delays at San Francisco International Airport.The fog was so thick that only one of the airport’s two runways were being used, Airport Duty Manager Dan D’Innocenti said. The runways are too close together and there wasn’t enough visibility to operate both safely, he said.Due to the closure the, airport had to cut its arrival and departure rate in half, from about 60 to about 30 each hour, D’Innocenti said. Read More
A Caltrain struck and killed a person in Burlingame early Monday morning, causing major delays, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.The northbound train struck the person, identified by the coroner’s office as a 39-year-old San Francisco man, near the Oak Grove Avenue pedestrian crossing around 6:20 a.m., the transit agency said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.As of 8:25 a.m., train tracks were reopened in both directions and trains were running at maximum speed. Riders are still facing delays of 30 to 90 minutes, the agency said. Read More
Bay Area residents coming out to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day will enjoy a historic commute on Monday, thanks to Caltrain's 27th annual Freedom Train ride.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Santa Clara has teamed up with Caltrain to host the commemorative ride.
Freedom Train rides started in the Bay Area in the early 1980s as a way for residents to memorialize King's historic march in Alabama, from Selma to Montgomery, in 1965. Read More
For Hillsborough resident Sophia Moritz, the daily commute to San Francisco is already bad enough. She gets up early, fights the traffic on U.S. Highway 101, parks in downtown San Francisco and then walks several blocks to her South of Market district workplace.
The trek is bearable because she only pays $10 to park — a steal considering that rates typically run $3.50 an hour. However, that lone bright spot could soon be a thing of the past. Read More
The fate of the Golden Gate Bridge’s toll collectors will remain unknown for two more weeks.The Golden Gate Bridge District, which is facing a five-year shortfall of $89 million, has proposed eliminating its toll-collection staff in favor of an all-electronic system, a development that will save the agency $16 million over 10 years. Read More
After months of waiting around with no place to go, public transit passengers at the temporary Transbay Transit Terminal might finally have a restroom — although the facilities will be off limits unless riders show some proof of transit payment.
Following the closure of the historic terminal in August, a temporary depot was set up on Howard and Main streets.
However, the $18 million facility was opened without any bathrooms or benches, in order to dissuade homeless people.
Consequently, the terminal’s patrons have deluged l Read More