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Commute

Commuters line up to board an AC Transit bus on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California. BART workers continue to strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart last week. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. An estimated 400,000 commuters ride BART each day. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lines, Gridlock Greet Commuters As BART Strike Grinds On

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.

10/21/2013

BART Negotiations

Marathon Bargaining Session For BART Labor Agreement Drags Into 2nd Day

A marathon bargaining session between Bay Area Rapid Transit management and its two biggest labor unions that began Wednesday morning lasted all night and was continuing Thursday, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.

10/17/2013

Caltrain (Lucius Kwok)

Naked Man On Caltrain Tracks Causes Delay For Morning Commuters

A naked man in his 20s who sat on railroad tracks Thursday morning at a Caltrain station in Santa Clara caused brief train delays before being restrained and taken to a hospital, a police spokesman said.

09/19/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mechanical Problems Cause 20-Minute Delay For BART Riders

Bay Area Rapid Transit trains were back on schedule after major delays throughout the system Wednesday morning, according to BART personnel.

09/18/2013

Traffic flows across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on the morning after the official opening of the bridge on September 3, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

First Workday Commute Along New Bay Bridge Goes Smoothly

The brand-new, seismically-safe eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was open for the first workday commute Tuesday and the California Highway Patrol reported things went smoothly for the morning drive.

09/03/2013

New Bay Bridge westbound lanes at the start of the incline. (CBS)

Worst Of Bridge Closure Gridlock Appears To Be In Rearview Mirror

After what was a challenging Thursday for many in the region, struggling to get to and from work, errands and other obligations without the benefit of the Bay Bridge, plenty of people opted for a Friday off, leaving the roads, ferry terminals and BART platforms especially “Friday light.”

08/30/2013

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

Thursday BART Ridership 3rd Highest In History

The closure of the Bay Bridge led BART to have the third-highest daily ridership total in its history on Thursday, agency officials said on Friday.

08/30/2013

(File photo)

Bay Bridge Closure May Sneak Up On Drivers

The five day closure of the Bay Bridge is set to start on Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m., but the California Highway Patrol is warning drivers who want to cross the span not to wait until the last minute.

08/28/2013

Crews work to upright an overturned big rig on Interstate 680 in Sunol, August 16, 2013. (CBS)

Overturned Big-Rig Hauling Mail Cleared From I-680 In Sunol

All lanes have reopened on northbound Interstate Highway 680 in Sunol Friday afternoon, more than seven hours after a truck hauling mail tipped over, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.

08/16/2013

Passengers aboard an idle BART train at West Oakland station Wednesday during a delay caused by a stalled train in the Transbay Tube. (Brian Yuen)

SF-Bound BART Train Disabled In Transbay Tube Causes Major Delays

BART service was getting back on track after a train lost power in the Transbay Tube earlier Wednesday morning, causing major delays.

08/14/2013

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