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
Muni is poised to receive $6.7 million that could fund a free youth fare program, but some lawmakers believe the struggling transit agency should use the funds more productively. Read More
A new BART board member was appointed Thursday to fill in until an elected member is seated in December.
Mary King, a former interim general manager of AC Transit, was unanimously approved Thursday to succeed Bob Franklin, BART’s District 3 representative, who stepped down from his
position in June to take a full-time job at the agency. Read More
Muni’s network of transit-only lanes will be extended from North Beach to the Ingleside District and its aging bus fleet will receive 18 new vehicles, courtesy of new federal grants that also benefit BART, SamTrans and AC Transit. Read More
After following the saga of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi for the past few months, the recent findings and stories surrounding him are very disturbing.
First, he was deceptive when it came to his guns, and then he seemed to obstruct the police’s attempts to secure them. And his claim that his guns were “buried deep in the house,” making it difficult to retrieve them, doesn’t fly.
Well, if he buried them deep, then he knows where they are and can go uncover them, right? Read More
The fire that shut down cross-Bay BART service Thursday may have been intentionally lit, Oakland fire officials said.
The blaze began about 2:18 a.m. in a senior housing project that was under construction. It spread to tracks near the West Oakland BART station.
Oakland Battalion Chief Lisa Baker said a security guard was on the property moments before the fire started. She would not confirm the number of suspects, but said suspicious activity occurred in the area. Read More
A man was taken to a hospital after a crash on the Bay Bridge this morning that involved an AC Transit bus and several other vehicles, California Highway Patrol spokesman Tony Tam said.The collision, reported just after 6 a.m., blocked two lanes on westbound Interstate Highway 80 on the Bay Bridge’s eastern span.A 28-year-old Vallejo man driving a Chevrolet Avalanche was transported to Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, but Tam did not know his condition. Read More
A window on an AC Transit bus was shattered early this morning when someone fired a BB gun at the bus in Oakland. The shooting happened at about 12:26 a.m. in the area of San Pablo Avenue and Powell Street, near the Emeryville border, AC Transit spokesman Clarence Johnson said.There were six passengers on the bus at the time, and no one was injured, Johnson said. Read More
Six people were hospitalized when a van collided with an Alameda-Contra Costa Transit bus in Oakland on Thursday afternoon, according to a spokesman for the bus agency.The bus was traveling west on Foothill Boulevard at the intersection with 5th Avenue about 4:30 p.m. Thursday when a van traveling north on Fifth Avenue apparently ran a red light, AC Transit spokesman Clarence Johnson said.The bus then broadsided the van, Johnson said. Read More
As the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency negotiates a new labor pact with its operators, managers are trying to modify a contract that rewards drivers who work off hours with what is perhaps the country’s most generous premium pay.
Muni operators, who earn $29.52 an hour in base pay, receive an 8 percent pay bump for every hour they work between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. The SFMTA wants to reduce this surcharge, while the operators union hopes to almost double it. Read More