Pedestrians carry shopping bags as they walk through the Union Square shopping district San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

About The Bay: Taking On Tour Buses In San Francisco’s Union Square

A crowded summer for tourists and traffic in downtown San Francisco has caused a crackdown on tour buses that clog the streets.


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Amtrak Sues Nevada Truck Firm Over Fatal Crash

Amtrak is suing a Nevada trucking company for negligence in the hiring of a driver who drove a semi-trailer truck into the side of a passenger train last week in a fiery crash that killed six and injured more than 20.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/30/2011

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Judge Orders Emeryville-Bound Amtrak Train Crash Evidence Protected

A judge handling the first lawsuit in a deadly Amtrak crash in Nevada issued a protective order Wednesday prohibiting the destruction or disposal of any evidence tied to last week’s fiery collision.

CBS San Francisco–06/29/2011

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Survivors Describe Emeryville-Bound Amtrak Crash

Robert Hill’s mind keeps returning to one image from the smoke-filled Amtrak passenger car: the elderly woman he tried, again and again, to coax down from the upper deck after he escaped the burning train.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/28/2011

Firefighters put water on the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger car Friday June 24, 2011 near US 95 north of Fallon, Nev. (AP)

Investigators Piece Together Bay Area-Bound Amtrak Train Crash

Investigators struggled to piece together how a truck driver who plowed into an Emeryville-bound Amtrak train in the Nevada desert failed to notice crossing gates and blinking lights.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/27/2011

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Nevada Trucking Company Cited Before Deadly Crash

The Nevada trucking company that owned the truck involved in Friday’s deadly collision with an Amtrak train, has been cited for two crashes in the last two years.