Drivers with an empty seat in their car can find people in need of a ride through a new app that connects them with potential passengers nearby.
SideCar, an on-demand ride-sharing app, lets users request a ride by indicating where they would like to be picked up and dropped off. The app matches them with nearby drivers - prescreened by the company - who are willing to give rides. 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
With a schedule as hectic as President Obama's it must be hard to stick to a training regimen without help -- but why does he insist on having his old trainer fly out from Chicago to D.C. regularly when Obama and his wife exhort the rest of us to drive less? And in a recession? According to Ashley Parker at the New York Times, Obama's fitness czar Cornell McClellan comes out to D.C. Read More
Gas prices in San Francisco have risen by more than 25 cents in the past month, and ongoing unrest in the Middle East is likely to drive those costs higher. But area motorists say the prices would have to really soar before they would consider ditching their vehicles. Read More
FasTrak users concerned with the government having too much access to their personal records will be bolstered by new safeguards set to take effect Jan. 1. Read More