Shorted Cable Jammed In Cabinet Door Blamed For Low-Speed Crash
Bay Area

Shorted Cable Jammed In Cabinet Door Blamed For Low-Speed Crash

A wire jammed into a cabinet door was to blame for a brand-new BART train car slowly crashing into a sand berm at a testing…

40K Without Power In East Bay; BART Service, Traffic Signals Disrupted
Bay Area

40K Without Power In East Bay; BART Service, Traffic Signals Disrupted

A power outage stretching from Berkeley to El Cerrito has knocked out power for 40,000 residents and businesses, shut down traffic signals and disrupted BART…

City’s 4/20 Plans Include Street Closures, Increased Police, Traffic Enforcement
Bay Area

City’s 4/20 Plans Include Street Closures, Increased Police, Traffic Enforcement

San Francisco police and park rangers will be out in force on Wednesday for the annual 4/20 celebration, which despite its unofficial and unsanctioned status…

Petition Asks SFMTA Board To Repeal Single-Ride Cash Surchage
Bay Area

Petition Asks SFMTA Board To Repeal Single-Ride Cash Surchage

A San Francisco resident has started a petition drive demanding that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors repeal a 25-cent surcharge on…

BART Projects Potential $477M Budget Deficit Over Next Decade
Bay Area

BART Projects Potential $477M Budget Deficit Over Next Decade

As revenue growth slows, BART is facing the possibility of a $477 million budget deficit over the next 10 years, BART officials said today. BART…

CHP Officers Chase Small Dog Running On Bay Bridge
Bay Area

CHP Officers Chase Small Dog Running On Bay Bridge

A small dog led California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit on the Bay Bridge this morning. At 6:56 a.m., CHP officials reported a dog…

BART Developing Plan To Restore Pittsburg/Bay Point Service, But Timeline Unclear
Bay Area

BART Developing Plan To Restore Pittsburg/Bay Point Service, But Timeline Unclear

BART still has no timeline for when service will be restored between the North Concord/Martinez and Pittsburg/Bay Point stations, more than a week after a…

Test Train Deployed On BART Line With Still-Mysterious Glitch
Bay Area

Test Train Deployed On BART Line With Still-Mysterious Glitch

Testing is being done this morning to investigate a glitch that knocked more than 50 BART train cars out of commission last week and necessitated…

50 BART Cars Out Of Service Due To Electrical Issue
Bay Area

50 BART Cars Out Of Service Due To Electrical Issue

There are approximately 50 BART cars out of service this morning because of an unknown electrical issue that has been affecting trains since Wednesday on…

Free Tows Home Available For People Who Drink On St. Patrick’s Day
Bay Area

Free Tows Home Available For People Who Drink On St. Patrick’s Day

People celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Bay Area by drinking alcohol can avoid a DUI arrest by getting a free tow home with AAA’s…

Powell Bart Station to Get Ceiling Upgrade
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Powell Bart Station to Get Ceiling Upgrade

BART directors approved a $7.7 million contract today for a ceiling upgrade at San Francisco’s Powell Street station, BART officials said. Coming off years of…

New Video Released Of Suspect In Fatal Shooting On BART Train
Bay Area

New Video Released Of Suspect In Fatal Shooting On BART Train

BART has released video of a suspect still at large following a fatal shooting on board a train at the West Oakland station in January….

Muni Cable Car, Garbage Truck Collide In Nob Hill
Bay Area

Muni Cable Car, Garbage Truck Collide In Nob Hill

A San Francisco Municipal Railway cable car and a garbage truck collided in the city’s Nob Hill neighborhood this morning, taking several cable car lines…

Summer May Signal Rising Gas Prices In Bay Area, Despite Costs Remaining Relatively Low
Bay Area

Summer May Signal Rising Gas Prices In Bay Area, Despite Costs Remaining Relatively Low

Prices at the pump remained low over the past month in the Bay Area and statewide but a change in season might signal impending increases,…

BART Experiencing Delays After Train Becomes Disabled On Tracks
Bay Area

BART Experiencing Delays After Train Becomes Disabled On Tracks

BART is reporting major delays this afternoon at all San Francisco stations because of a disabled train. Around 3 p.m., a mechanical issue caused the…

Awning Marks Start Of Final Phase of Transbay Transit Center Construction
Bay Area

Awning Marks Start Of Final Phase of Transbay Transit Center Construction

A carefully designed piece of awning set to grace the future Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco was unveiled today. Democratic Minority Leader Nancy…

SFO Experiencing Delays After Heavy Fog Forces FAA To Put Airport On Ground Delay Program
Bay Area

SFO Experiencing Delays After Heavy Fog Forces FAA To Put Airport On Ground Delay Program

The San Francisco International Airport has been put on a ground delay program this morning due to the fog by the Federal Aviation Administration, according…

SFPD Arrest SUV Driver for DUI After Hitting Muni Bus
Crime

SFPD Arrest SUV Driver for DUI After Hitting Muni Bus

The driver of an SUV that rear-ended a bus in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood was arrested this morning on suspicion of driving under the influence,…

36-Year-Old Man Arrested After Pursuit On Bay Bridge
Bay Area

36-Year-Old Man Arrested After Pursuit On Bay Bridge

A 36-year-old driver was arrested this morning after he sped away from a California Highway Patrol officer, resulting in a brief pursuit on the Bay…

Suspect In Custody After Brief Pursuit On Bay Bridge
Bay Area

Suspect In Custody After Brief Pursuit On Bay Bridge

A suspect was taken into custody after a brief pursuit on the Bay Bridge this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP officers tried…

First Leg of High-Speed Rail to Connect San Jose with Central Valley
Bay Area

First Leg of High-Speed Rail to Connect San Jose with Central Valley

The first leg of high-speed rail in the state will stretch between the Central Valley and San Jose, but trips aren’t expected to launch for…

SFMTA Proposal Would Put M-Line Underground Down 19th Ave
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SFMTA Proposal Would Put M-Line Underground Down 19th Ave

San Francisco transportation planners are considering a new subway line on the city’s west side that would keep the busy M-Ocean View line underground all…

Closures In Effect For SB Great Highway, Ocean Beach Parking Lots During Sand Removal Work
Bay Area

Closures In Effect For SB Great Highway, Ocean Beach Parking Lots During Sand Removal Work

Southbound traffic on Great Highway will be detoured on weekdays through mid-March while work crews shift excess sand from the northern end of Ocean Beach…

President Asks Congress For 125M For Caltrain Electrification
Bay Area

President Asks Congress For 125M For Caltrain Electrification

President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $125 million in the fiscal 2017 budget for the electrification of Caltrain, U.S. Department of Transportation officials announced…

Saturday Marks BART’S Busiest Weekend Day Ever
Bay Area

Saturday Marks BART’S Busiest Weekend Day Ever

BART ridership hit a new record high on Saturday and is expected to spike again today, the transit agency said. Marking the busiest weekend day…

Heightened Security Present On Transit Systems For Super Bowl Week
Bay Area

Heightened Security Present On Transit Systems For Super Bowl Week

The Transportation Security Administration is providing extra resources to local law enforcement on all Bay Area transit systems starting today and through the Monday after…

BART Ridership Swells Over Weekend As Super Bowl Approaches
Bay Area

BART Ridership Swells Over Weekend As Super Bowl Approaches

Nearly half a million people rode BART this weekend as several Super Bowl-related events, including the opening of Super Bowl City in San Francisco. On…

San Francisco Street Closures Begin For Super Bowl Events
Bay Area

San Francisco Street Closures Begin For Super Bowl Events

The approach of the Super Bowl means traffic headaches for San Francisco residents and visitors since streets have closed in preparation for celebrations of the…

Night Service Between Embarcadero, West Portal Stations to Reopen
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Night Service Between Embarcadero, West Portal Stations to Reopen

Night service on the San Francisco Municipal Railway between Embarcadero and West Portal stations will reopen Saturday night in time for Super Bowl festivities, according…

No One Injured In Pursuit Across Bay Bridge
Bay Area

No One Injured In Pursuit Across Bay Bridge

No one was injured this morning in a vehicle pursuit that started at the Bay Bridge toll plaza in Oakland, went across the bridge and…

Small Fire On BART Tracks In Oakland Causes Delays
Bay Area

Small Fire On BART Tracks In Oakland Causes Delays

A small fire on BART tracks in Oakland late this morning caused delays of up to 20 minutes for trains in the area, an agency…

Heavy Rain, Wind Causes Flooding, Delays, Power Outages
Bay Area

Heavy Rain, Wind Causes Flooding, Delays, Power Outages

Rain and wind flooded roadways, delayed BART service and caused power outages throughout the Bay Area this morning. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain…

Victim Of Fatal Shooting At West Oakland BART Station Identified
Bay Area

Victim Of Fatal Shooting At West Oakland BART Station Identified

The passenger who was fatally shot on a train at the West Oakland BART station last Saturday night was identified by the Alameda County coroner’s…

Bay Area Gas Prices Lower Than State Average
Bay Area

Bay Area Gas Prices Lower Than State Average

The average price for gas in the Bay Area is slightly lower than the state’s average price, AAA officials said this week. In the Bay…

Police Seeking Driver Who Injured Officers During Traffic Stop
Bay Area

Police Seeking Driver Who Injured Officers During Traffic Stop

Police are seeking a driver who injured two San Francisco police officers Wednesday night during a traffic stop in the city’s Sunset District. At 8:50…

Coroner Having Hard Time Identifying BART Shooting Victim
Bay Area

Coroner Having Hard Time Identifying BART Shooting Victim

Authorities are having a hard time identifying a BART passenger who was shot dead on a train at the West Oakland station Saturday night, an…

Man Tries to Steal Teen’s Shoes at Knifepoint on Muni Bus
Crime

Man Tries to Steal Teen’s Shoes at Knifepoint on Muni Bus

A man pulled a knife on a teenage boy on a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus after the boy told him to quiet down on…

Cable Car Lines Shut Down As Precaution During Storm
Bay Area

Cable Car Lines Shut Down As Precaution During Storm

All San Francisco Municipal Railway cable car lines are being served by buses instead this morning because of the rainy weather, according to Muni officials….

Multiple People Hospitalized After Crash Between Muni Vehicle, Truck
News

Multiple People Hospitalized After Crash Between Muni Vehicle, Truck

Five people were injured in a crash between a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail vehicle and a truck in the city’s Bayview District this morning,…

SFO Hits New All-Time High Of 50 Million Annual Passengers
Bay Area

SFO Hits New All-Time High Of 50 Million Annual Passengers

Passenger numbers at San Francisco International Airport hit a new all-time high of 50 million annual passengers today, according to airport officials. The new record,…