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All I-680 Lanes Reopen After Big-Rig Crash Spills Gas In Walnut Creek

All lanes of Interstate Highway 680 have reopened after a crash involving an overturned big-rig blocked lanes on both sides of the highway and snarled traffic for several hours Thursday morning.

06/26/2014

Boosted Boards (Source: Boosted Boards Facebook)

SF-Based Skateboard Company Powers Last Mile Of Local Commutes

A San Francisco-based skateboard company is hoping to solve the Bay Area’s traffic problems, one commuter at a time.

06/05/2014

ACE Train Accident

Pedestrian Hit, Killed By ACE Train In Pleasanton In Apparent Suicide

The Stockton-bound commuter train was traveling struck a person on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at the Santa Rita Road intersection.

05/31/2014

gutter

Phlegm Flying Across Sidewalk During San Francisco Commute

This week, the most astonishing of sidewalk spitters caught my attention, not for his wanton disregard for the cleanliness of fellow pedestrians, but for his accuracy. This is my salute to an amazing bit of spit.

05/23/2014

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. 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)

Phil Matier: Congestive Pricing Not Stopping Bay Bridge Commuters During Morning Peak

An increase in price during peak morning commute hours doesn’t appear to be stopping people from crossing the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

05/19/2014

Smoggy Air

3rd Spare-The-Air Alert Issued In A Row For Bay Area Due To Heat, Low Winds

A third consecutive Spare the Air alert has been issued in the Bay Area for Wednesday, air quality officials said Tuesday.

05/13/2014

A view of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Caltrans Criticized Over Handling Of Bay Bridge’s Emergency Repairs

The timing of the Bay Bridge’s emergency repair on Wednesday during a San Francisco Giants’ game that caused massive gridlock has received plenty of criticism.

04/11/2014

101 South to San Jose

Santa Clara Leaders Move Forward WIth Toll Lanes For Busy 101 Stretch

Drivers in the South Bay hoping for a faster commute may soon be able to buy it.

04/09/2014

The scene of a fatal stabbing in downtown San Jose on March 19, 2014. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Man Found Stabbed To Death In San Jose Street; VTA Service Disrupted

Investigators have determined a male found dead in San Jose’s downtown area Wednesday morning suffered from at least one stab wound, a police sergeant said.

03/19/2014

Traffic Alert Sign

Big-Rig Catches Fire On I-580 In Pleasanton

The California Highway Patrol issued a Sig-alert on westbound Interstate Highway 580 in Pleasanton due to a big-rig on fire Monday morning.

03/10/2014

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