Free rides from Muni, Caltrain and SamTrans, plus late-night service on BART, are among the many perks being offered to public transit passengers for New Year’s Eve.
Here’s a look at what to expect tonight and early Tuesday morning: Read More
Bay Area transit agencies boasted record ridership for the Giants’ World Series parade Wednesday, with the event bringing in more than 304,000 extra passengers to the public transportation network. Read More
When more than 1 million people pour into The City — something that’s likely to happen for the Giants’ World Series parade Wednesday—public transportation will likely suffer from overcrowding, delays and disruptions. Read More
In an effort to avoid recent controversies that have beset Muni and BART, Golden Gate Transit is poised to adopt an advertising policy barring political and religious campaigns, but some observers say the rule would trample First Amendment rights. Read More
The political cartoon portraying conservatives and libertarians as insensitive and callous toward the poor is grossly mistaken (Today’s Cartoon, Pat Oliphant, Wednesday). Caring and compassion are good only when they are voluntary and individual. Voters and bureaucrats are spending someone else’s money. Public compassion is always compulsory and inefficient. Government agencies have spent zillions of dollars over the past decades to alleviate poverty; there is still no lack of poor people. Read More
A $3 surcharge tacked onto every purchase of the Clipper card starting next month will make it more expensive to cheat the regional transit-payment system.
As part of a convenience feature for users, the Clipper card can “go negative” — meaning a passenger can exit a station without having paid the full cost of the trip. This was done under the assumption that users would refill the balance the next time they took a public-transit trip. Read More
Fares start increasing this weekend on several Bay Area transit agencies — and the move is becoming a rite of summer for riders.Muni, BART, Caltrain and Golden Gate Transit will all implement fare hikes beginning Sunday. They are modest, but the cumulative effect of years of increases has driven the cost of transit up significantly. Muni’s 30-day Fast Pass with BART service will rise by $2. But the $74 passengers will now pay is a 64 percent increase from 2009. Read More
Along with this weekend’s Bay Bridge closure, which will begin at 8 p.m. today and last until 5 a.m. Tuesday, motorists and transit riders will also have to deal with service changes on Monday’s Presidents Day holiday. Here are the details:Muni: Will operate on a Saturday schedule for Presidents Day, meaning slightly less service and later start times than regular weekday scheduling. Read More
Muni: Will run its Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving, meaning later start times and less-frequent service on its transit lines. On Friday, it will resume normal weekday service.BART: Will run its Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving, meaning the first trains will not be in service until 8 a.m. Also, BART will run longer trains Wednesday, Friday and Sunday due to large crowds anticipated for the holiday travel and shopping seasons. Read More
Golden Gate Transit is expected to approve a $260,000 contract to finish installing a wireless Internet system in its bus fleet.The transit agency has already signed off on the plan to provide free wireless Internet to its passengers. The daily operations of the system will be provided for no cost from FreeFi Networks. Read More