BART fares are set to go up more than five percent starting in January. The transit agency’s Board of Directors is also considering a plan to charge even more during peak hours or at its busiest stations.
With the opening of the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara fast approaching, the team is reaching out to surrounding communities, who have expressed concerns about potential impacts.
Vehicles double parked on San Francisco’s streets should be the target of more enforcement by parking control and police officers, a city supervisor said at a hearing held Monday on the issue.
Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said Wednesday that traffic on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge continues to be slow but he expects it to be faster in the long run.
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.”
On Sunday a quarter-mile stretch of westbound Interstate 580 just east of the toll plaza on the Richmond side was shut down and would remain that way for as long as three months.
The proposal being looked at would eliminate parking and build a bike lane on one side of the busy street.
Transportation planners are moving forward on the first phase of a major regional project to create a network of express lanes along Bay Area highways.
An annual study of national driving patterns shows that Americans spent 5.5 billion additional hours sitting in traffic in 2011, and Bay Area roads are among the most congested.
Commuters in Silicon Valley could see congestion relief by the end of next month when VTA turns carpool lanes connecting highways 880 and 237 into toll lanes.