Thousands of runners will descend on San Francisco for Sunday’s 100th anniversary of the Zazzle Bay to Breakers, but the event will be less of a party than in years past — at least if race organizers have their way. Read More
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The Transbay Joint Powers Authority could seek up to $5 million in state grants to help build a rooftop garden at the new transit depot.
The Authority, which oversees operations on the proposed Transbay Transit Center, will meet on Thursday to discuss a possible bid application for Prop 84 grant funding, which is set aside for the creation of city parks. Read More
That noise you just heard was the collective groan of a legion of solo commuters.
County and regional transit leaders are considering converting one of U.S. Highway 101’s four lanes to a carpool route in San Mateo County.
Carpool lanes — which aim to inspire commuters to ride in groups and thereby take single-occupant vehicles off the road — are ubiquitous on Bay Area freeways. However, 101’s carpool lanes end at Whipple Avenue and don’t pick up again until Marin County. Read More
If you’ve ever wished you had remembered to bring a book to read on the train, BART has the answer for you.
Today, the transit agency will unveil the “Free 2 Read & Ride” book-lending machine at the Millbrae station.
Available for use to anyone with a Peninsula library-system card, the vending machine on the station’s concourse level will allow customers to pick up a book on their way to and from their trains. Read More
So BART riders want clean and comfortable seats, do they? Well, pull up a chair.
A diverse assortment of tall, skinny, wide and stubby seat options will be on exhibit for commuters in a series of BART seating labs that are intended to let riders decide which ones best suit their needs. The public input will help BART officials sort their ergonomic priorities while pursuing a $3.4 billion plan to replace all 669 trains in the fleet, 439 of which are each nearly 39 years old. Read More
In the works for two years, the proposal to change part of Hayes Street into a two-way thoroughfare could finally be approved today.
Since the 1950s, the stretch of Hayes Street between Gough and Franklin streets has been one-way, a setup designed to move cars between Ninth and 10th streets and Fell and Oak streets. Read More
A technical problem is causing delays on San Francisco Municipal Railway's Muni Metro system this afternoon, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
Just before 1 p.m., a signal problem was reported at the Church Station, causing delays on all Muni Metro lines, Rose said.
"Service is going to be slower at this point," he said.
Crews are working to repair the problem, and there is not an estimate for when normal service will resume, Rose said. Read More
San Francisco International Airport's newly renovated Terminal 2 opened this morning for its first arriving and departing flights, an airport spokesman said.
The first departures from the new $383 million terminal were scheduled for 6 a.m., when two American Airlines flights took off for Dallas and Miami, SFO spokesman Mike McCarron said. Read More
It’s still over two months from the beginning of next fiscal year, and the Municipal Transportation Agency has already projected a $22.3 million budget deficit, although that hole could be wiped out if the agency achieves the savings it has identified from upcoming labor negotiations. Read More