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
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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,…

BART Fares Set To Increase 3.4 Percent In The New Year
Bay Area

BART Fares Set To Increase 3.4 Percent In The New Year

BART passengers can expect to pay more for a ride in 2016 as fares are set to increase around 3.4 percent starting on Friday. The…

More Than One Million Bike Trips Made on Section of Market St This Year
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More Than One Million Bike Trips Made on Section of Market St This Year

A counter system has now tallied more than 1 million bike trips that were made this year on a main thoroughfare in San Francisco, according…

Cleanup Of Dump Truck Spill on SB Highway 101 To Last Until 4pm
Bay Area

Cleanup Of Dump Truck Spill on SB Highway 101 To Last Until 4pm

Southbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco is expected to remain closed until late this afternoon after a dump truck crashed and spilled debris from…

Van Ness Closure for Pedestrian Tunnel Construction at Future Hospital Site
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Van Ness Closure for Pedestrian Tunnel Construction at Future Hospital Site

Construction of a new underground pedestrian tunnel for a hospital project will cause the closure of a portion of busy Van Ness Avenue in San…

Weeklong Central Subway Construction Brings Detours to SoMa Beginning Friday
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Weeklong Central Subway Construction Brings Detours to SoMa Beginning Friday

Crews will be working around the clock in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood for eight days beginning Friday to seamlessly connect the T-Third line…

New Restrictions Proposed to Enhance Commuter Shuttle Program
Bay Area

New Restrictions Proposed to Enhance Commuter Shuttle Program

An 18-month commuter shuttle pilot program in San Francisco is set to expire on Jan. 31 but an ongoing program has been proposed by the…

Construction of City’s First Raised Bike Lane to Start Monday
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Construction of City’s First Raised Bike Lane to Start Monday

Construction of San Francisco’s first raised bike lane will get underway Monday, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials said. Workers with the SFMTA and San…

Busy Blocks of Powell Street Could be Closed to Most Traffic
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Busy Blocks of Powell Street Could be Closed to Most Traffic

San Francisco’s Powell Street could soon become safer for both pedestrians and cable car riders as city officials consider a proposal to drastically reduce vehicle…

Report Says Shuttle Pilot Program Reduces Muni Conflicts, Takes Cars off Roads
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Report Says Shuttle Pilot Program Reduces Muni Conflicts, Takes Cars off Roads

Private shuttle buses caused fewer conflicts with Muni buses and took cars off the street during a pilot regulation program set to end early next…

City Starts Process to Possibly Buy Pagoda Theatre Site for Subway Stop
City Hall

City Starts Process to Possibly Buy Pagoda Theatre Site for Subway Stop

Two San Francisco supervisors have started the process to make an offer to purchase a piece of property for a possible expansion of the Central…

Muni Bus Was Out of Service When Fire Started in Engine On Highway 101
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Muni Bus Was Out of Service When Fire Started in Engine On Highway 101

A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus engine overheated and caught fire this morning, briefly blocking traffic on U.S. Highway 101, according to Muni and California…

Transit Agencies Teaming Up To Provide Weekend Transbay Service
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Transit Agencies Teaming Up To Provide Weekend Transbay Service

Transit agencies are pitching in get people between the East Bay and San Francisco this weekend as BART’s Transbay Tube closes for three days. San…

Traffic Circles Come to Western Addition to Speed Up 5-Fulton Bus Service
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Traffic Circles Come to Western Addition to Speed Up 5-Fulton Bus Service

Street redesigns, including two traffic circles, were approved by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Board of Directors Tuesday between the Western Addition and the…

Man in Critical Condition After Shooting Self in Abdomen Following BART Police Confrontation
Bay Area

Man in Critical Condition After Shooting Self in Abdomen Following BART Police Confrontation

A man was critically injured Tuesday night after shooting himself in the abdomen during a confrontation with BART police at the West Oakland BART station….

37 New, Eco-Friendly Muni Buses to Join City Fleet in September
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37 New, Eco-Friendly Muni Buses to Join City Fleet in September

Thirty-seven new public buses, anticipated to be more eco-friendly and reliable, will arrive on San Francisco streets in September, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and…

Person Dies in Apparent Suicide at Embarcadero BART Station
Bay Area

Person Dies in Apparent Suicide at Embarcadero BART Station

A person hit by a BART train died in an apparent suicide at San Francisco’s Embarcadero station this afternoon, BART and fire officials said. San…

Person Hit by BART Train at Embarcadero Dies, Station Remains Closed
Bay Area

Person Hit by BART Train at Embarcadero Dies, Station Remains Closed

A person hit by a BART train at San Francisco’s Embarcadero station this afternoon has died, an agency spokesman said. BART spokesman Jim Allison said…

Report of Person Hit by BART Train Prompts Major Delays
Bay Area

Report of Person Hit by BART Train Prompts Major Delays

A BART train possibly hit a person at the Embarcadero station in San Francisco this afternoon, prompting major delays systemwide, an agency spokesman said. The…

Major Medical Emergency Reported at Embarcadero BART Station
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Major Medical Emergency Reported at Embarcadero BART Station

A major medical emergency at BART’s Embarcadero station in San Francisco is causing major delays systemwide, an agency spokesman said. The medical emergency was reported…

Muni Posts Transit Performance Data Online in Interactive Dashboards
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Muni Posts Transit Performance Data Online in Interactive Dashboards

San Francisco residents who want to keep tabs on city transit can now get updates on everything from on-time performance for buses and trains to…

Scooter-Sharing Advocates Urge SFMTA to Keep Electric Mopeds Accessible to Residents
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Scooter-Sharing Advocates Urge SFMTA to Keep Electric Mopeds Accessible to Residents

A herd of red mopeds driven by employees and customers of San Francisco-based Scoot Networks tooted their horns and circled Civic Center Plaza this afternoon…

Enclosed, Secure Bike Parking Unveiled in Civic Center Station
Bay Area

Enclosed, Secure Bike Parking Unveiled in Civic Center Station

Bike parking in San Francisco just got more secure with the grand opening today of a locked bicycle parking station inside the Civic Center BART…

CHP Reporting Fatal Collision On Interstate Highway 280 To U.S. Highway 101
Bay Area

CHP Reporting Fatal Collision On Interstate Highway 280 To U.S. Highway 101

The California Highway Patrol this morning is reporting a fatal collision involving a pedestrian on Interstate Highway 280 at the U.S. Highway 101 connector in…