Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Construction workers build BART's transbay tube in 1970. Local think tank, SPUR, says the Bay Area will need another transbay tube with the Bay Area's population set to boom over the next two decades. (Courtesy Bechtel Corp.)

Think tank calls for second BART transbay tube

Between 1966 and 1969, California officials built what was the world’s longest…

 

AP file photoData released Monday by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission show that the Bay Area's nearly 43

Bay Area roads no better no worse in 2014, report says

Since last year, the quality of Bay Area roads and streets hasn't…

 

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerMcKinnon Avenue — from Upton Street to Barneveld Avenue and Loomis Street in the Bayview — checks in with a Pavement Street Index of 37

SF may slow down street repaving projects as costs increase

With greater investments made in recent years for San Francisco's streets, including…

 

mike koozmin/2011 s.f. examiner file photoA city program requires pretax transit subsidies for employees of large businesses.

SF commuter-benefit program offenders can expect crackdown

Thousands of large businesses in San Francisco are about to find out…

mike koozmin/2011 s.f. examiner file photoA city program requires pretax transit subsidies for employees of large businesses.
Courtesy of California SenateState Sen. Mark Leno

Public perception of Golden Gate Bridge suicides shifting as barrier funding looms

Golden Gate Bridge directors can approve a $76 million funding plan today…

Courtesy of California SenateState Sen. Mark Leno
Mike Koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoFollowing the installation of a new median barrier to help prevent head-on collisions on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge

Funding breakthrough puts bridge suicide net plan closer to approval

For years, directors on the board overseeing the Golden Gate Bridge resisted…

Mike Koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoFollowing the installation of a new median barrier to help prevent head-on collisions on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge
AP Photo/Bay Area News Group

Video shows new Bay Bridge construction in time lapse

Those who lost track of the prolonged construction of the Bay Bridge’s…

AP Photo/Bay Area News Group
Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoBay Bridge engineers are still grappling with dozens of broken bolts on the new eastern span. Officials are loath to push back the Labor Day debut date

Bay Bridge officials vow to schedule debut after more safety tests

The scheduled Labor Day opening of the new Bay Bridge is still…

Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoBay Bridge engineers are still grappling with dozens of broken bolts on the new eastern span. Officials are loath to push back the Labor Day debut date

New Bay Bridge repairs should focus on safety, not completion date

The new Bay Bridge span has issues that need to be fully…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoDozens of cracked steel rods were found on a section of the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span

Bay Bridge bolt fix narrowed to two options—more answers coming in two weeks

Transportation officials said Wednesday that it is still too early to determine…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoDozens of cracked steel rods were found on a section of the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span
mike koozmin/2011 s.f. examiner file photoThe records retained by the Clipper card have previously been used in civil and criminal cases.

Retention times for Clipper card information may be reduced

In an effort to increase privacy measures, the duration for which regional…

mike koozmin/2011 s.f. examiner file photoThe records retained by the Clipper card have previously been used in civil and criminal cases.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoCracks

Questions about repairs could delay opening of Bay Bridge

With a solution for repairing several dozen broken stabilizing rods potentially still…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoCracks
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDozens of Ohio-sourced steel rods in the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge have cracked.

Bad Bay Bridge steel rods originated in Ohio

Last year, Bay Area motorists could glance up at huge billboards complaining,…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDozens of Ohio-sourced steel rods in the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge have cracked.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerBay Bridge officials acknowledge poor oversight is responsible for the discovery of dozens of defective bolts.

Bay Bridge bolt problem arose from quality control lapses, officials say

Bay Bridge officials conceded Wednesday that a lack of quality control led…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerBay Bridge officials acknowledge poor oversight is responsible for the discovery of dozens of defective bolts.
Getty Images File PhotoThe Metropolitan Transportation Commission is looking for more funding for their controversial headquarters relocation project

Metropolitan Transportation Commission seeking an additional $32 million of bridge toll funds

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is expected to ask today for an additional…

Getty Images File PhotoThe Metropolitan Transportation Commission is looking for more funding for their controversial headquarters relocation project
S.F. Examiner File PhotoWhere are you headed? Records of Clipper card usage currently go back seven years. Police have subpoenaed such data three times over the past two years.

MTC considering changes to FasTrak, Clipper info-storing policies

Responding to concerns about privacy, the regional agency in charge of Clipper…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoWhere are you headed? Records of Clipper card usage currently go back seven years. Police have subpoenaed such data three times over the past two years.
Gil Riego Jr./Special to the S.F. ExaminerPulling back? Several supervisors and other city officials have resisted using MTC funds for free Muni passes for low-income youths

Muni funds set battle for free low-income youth rides

A $6.7 million allocation to Muni has set up a fight over…

Gil Riego Jr./Special to the S.F. ExaminerPulling back? Several supervisors and other city officials have resisted using MTC funds for free Muni passes for low-income youths
S.F. Examiner File PhotoAlong with the $6.7 million for the SFMTA

Lawmakers question use of operating funds for free Muni youth program

Muni is poised to receive $6.7 million that could fund a free…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoAlong with the $6.7 million for the SFMTA
Courtesy PhotoSen. Mark DeSaulnier

State Auditor finds MTC headquarters move likely legal

A state audit report found that the region’s lead transportation agency likely…

Courtesy PhotoSen. Mark DeSaulnier
S.F. Examiner File PhotoSFMTA had approved a pilot program to allow low income youths free rides on the public transportation system

Decision on free Muni still to come

A decision about how to fund free Muni rides for low-income youths…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoSFMTA had approved a pilot program to allow low income youths free rides on the public transportation system