Commuters

The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Additional Commuter Lane, Bike Path On Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Could Be In Place By 2017

Construction on the $74 million project is expected to begin next year, and the new commuter lane and bike and pedestrian path could be in place by late-2017.

06/24/2015

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

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

GG Bridge Traffic

Will The Golden Gate Bridge Median Cause A Traffic Nightmare?

If history is any indicator, commuters on the Golden Gate Bridge could be in for some delays after the bridge reopens with its new movable median.

01/11/2015

Bay Area BikeShare

New Owners Promise More Bikes For Bay Area BikeShare

Getting around the Bay Area on two wheels may get a bit easier now that a new company has acquired Bay Area BikeShare and plans to invest in the program’s upkeep and expansion.

11/16/2014

Commuters board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: BART Commuters Dealing With Increasingly Packed Trains

Increased ridership, shorter trains, and an aging fleet are part of the reason BART commuters are being packed into cars like sardines many days.

09/10/2014

(CBS SF)

Interstate 280 Set To Reopen On Time Tuesday Morning After Labor Day Weekend Shutdown

Caltrans’ work is right on schedule for the Interstate 280 earthquake retrofit work, and the San Francisco portion affected should reopen on time Tuesday morning at 5:00 a.m. after being closed since Thursday afternoon so work could take place during the lighter Labor Day Weekend traffic.

09/01/2014

(CBS SF)

Highway 280 Labor Day Weekend Shutdown Starts Thursday Afternoon

Commuters should brace for another closure of a portion of Interstate 280 in San Francisco this Labor Day Weekend.

08/27/2014

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

Bay Area Bike Riders Upset About Getting ‘Bumped’ Off Caltrain

Despite the transit agency having dedicated bike cars, passengers with bikes are often denied access due to a lack of space on trains.

07/16/2014

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