Dave Sutton winces every time he hears about a head-on collision on the Golden Gate Bridge.
It could be from the pain — 30 percent of his body has been scarred with burn wounds, and he’s missing a leg and fingers on his right hand. But it’s usually from the knowledge that the latest accident could easily have been prevented.
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 Golden Gate Bridge was never a given. In fact, it was downright controversial. Cost concerns, distaste for the original design, lobbying from distraught ferry companies and worries about hindering Bay navigation all had to be overcome before a plan could be set in motion with the creation of the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District in 1928.
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Ferry service between the North Bay and San Francisco will be suspended until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, due to a workers’ strike. A coalition of labor groups, frustrated by stalled contract talks with the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, have announced plans to strike on Tuesday, but only during the morning hours. The union members, which include ferry operators, have been upset over district plans to reduce their health care and retirement benefits. Read More
The Golden Gate Bridge will cap off its 75th anniversary festivities with a two-day party along the San Francisco waterfront during the Memorial Day weekend in May.Stretching from Fort Point at the base of the bridge to Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf, the festival will feature a historic watercraft parade, music and dance stages, art installations, and a classic car exhibit showcasing vehicles from 1937, the year the famed span opened for business. Read More
For Golden Gate Ferry passengers who like a little human touch when they purchase their tickets, today will be bittersweet.Friday marks the last day that ticket offices will be open for regular hours at the Larkspur and San Francisco ferry terminals. Now, almost all Golden Gate Ferry tickets can be purchased though the district’s new automatic vending machines. Read More
All-electronic tolling on the Golden Gate Bridge could become one step closer to reality later this week.On Thursday, the bridge district’s finance committee will vote on a measure to approve the framework for all-electronic tolling in anticipation of upcoming contract negotiations on the plan. Read More
Golden Gate Ferry service will run on its regular schedule this morning, transit officials announced.The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District initially canceled Larkspur and Sausalito ferry service early this morning in response to a potential one-day strike by ticket agents. Read More
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, which manages the historic span and operates a transit fleet, has proposed using nearly $20 million in reserve funding to balance its operating and capital budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. Read More
Pedestrians will be able to avoid dodging bicyclists on the Golden Gate Bridge for a few more weeks.The western sidewalk on the span, which is strictly used for cyclists during the busy weekend days, was slated for a May 9 closure due to much-needed retrofit work on the bridge’s northern anchorage. Read More