Commute

San Mateo Bridge. (CBS)

San Mateo Bridge Closure Ruins Mother’s Day Weekend Commute

Bay Area traffic this Mother’s Day weekend looked more like a congested weekday due to the San Mateo Bridge closure.

05/09/2015

San Mateo Bridge. (CBS)

Drivers Given Final Warning Before Weekend San Mateo Bridge Shutdown

Beginning on Friday, Caltrans will close the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge for two full weekends, as crews resurface and treat the deck structure and perform routine maintenance to the bridge.

05/07/2015

A 10-inch section of rail fractured and completely broke away, leaving a gap in the tracks west of Civic Center on May 6th, 2015 (PHOTO: BART)

Service Restored After 10-Inch Crack In SF Tracks; Delays Continue During #BARTPocalypse

There are major delays on Bay Area Rapid Transit systemwide, after a deformity was discovered in the trackway between the Civic Center station and 16th Street station in San Francisco.

05/06/2015

An Uber car.

Uber Surge Pricing Reported As BART Delays Leave Commuters Frustrated

“BART, and you’re there,” was not a slogan that applied to Wednesday’s commute, and many riders turned to Uber to get across the Bay and around the city.

05/06/2015

A bike rider at the San Carlos Caltrain station on July 15, 2014. (Curtiss Kim/CBS)

Bike-Bump Form Helps Cyclists Plan Caltrain Trips; Feeds Transit Agency Useful Data

Bicyclists looking for room on Caltrain will have a new online tool to help them anticipate when and where to board the train.

05/04/2015

A bicyclist rides his bike down Polk Street on Bike to Work Day May 14, 2009 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

9 Lame Excuses For Not Riding Your Bike To Work

What’s keeping you from riding your bike to work or school? With Bike To Work Day coming up on May 14, it’s a fine time to reevaluate concerns about transitioning to a two-wheel commute.

04/28/2015

A Muni Metro train. (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

San Francisco Muni Rolling Out Biggest Service Improvements In Decades

New maps and relief from overcrowded buses are part of a new plan rolling out this weekend to make San Francisco’s Muni easier to navigate.

04/24/2015

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 21:  Traffic backs up on Interstate 80 at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike snarls the Monday morning commute on October 21, 2013  in Oakland California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Scores 3rd Worst Commute In The U.S. With Drivers Wasting 58.5-Hours Yearly On Average

A robust economy that has drawn in scores of workers to the San Francisco area has also put more stress on highways and city streets, securing the region a third place spot on the list of worst commutes in the country.

04/21/2015

A Caltrain ticket vending machine.

Caltrain Spending $15M On Hand-Me-Down Rail Cars From Los Angeles’ Metrolink To Help Alleviate Crowding

Ridership on Caltrain is at an all-time high, so the transit agency is investing in some hand-me-down train cars from Los Angeles to help handle all the passengers.

04/13/2015

Commuters wait to board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train during rush hour. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Crews Working Overtime To Alleviate ‘Crush Loads’ Before New Trains Arrive

If you’ve ever ridden BART during the commute hours, no explanation is needed for the term “crush loads,” and maintenance crews are working overtime to put damage trains back in service to alleviate overcrowding.

04/13/2015

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