A container ship heading into the Port of Oakland caused a brief scare Friday when its anchor dropped near BART’s Transbay Tube, prompting a brief stoppage of train service between San Francisco and the East Bay, authorities said.
A woman was struck and killed by a train at Caltrain’s Redwood City station this morning, an agency spokeswoman said.
New BART cars sporting cleaner seats, silicone foam, “branched” handrails, quieter doors, and better AC are coming soon.
A crash involving an overturned vehicle on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in San Francisco is snarling traffic this morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
AC Transit drivers and mechanics are voting Friday on a tentative deal reached just before a cooling off period ordered by the governor ended last week.
Bay Area Rapid Transit officials are blaming a network server upgrade for a computer problem that shut down train service.
Normal service resumed on Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Richmond line after a Tuesday morning fatality caused major delays, a BART spokesman said.
Traffic congestion was expected in the Palo Alto area later Thursday when fans head to Stanford Stadium for the sold-out Stanford-Oregon football game, and police were asking drivers to avoid the area.
BART service was slowly getting back to normal but many commuters still opted to drive to work Tuesday morning, and a series of crashes has slowed traffic to a crawl on many Bay Area roadways.
With a new workweek getting under way and no end to the BART strike in sight, Bay Area commuters set their alarms early again and set out on buses and ferries to make the long journey to work.