Commuters scrambled for alternatives to get to work Friday morning as Bay Area Rapid Transit workers went on strike following an impasse in labor negotiations.
The long-awaited changeover from the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge to the newly-constructed suspension will force a 5-day closure leading up the anticipated September 3 opening. The Bay Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, August 28, through 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. So what alternatives to commuters have over Labor Day weekend?
Bay Area transportation leaders have been drawing up contingency plans in case Bay Area Rapid Transit workers walk off the job again on August 4.
For those who need to find an alternate public transit option, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has worked to ramp up service on other systems, and updates will be made available on 511.org.
A $22 million passenger ferry facility will be built on the Mare Island waterfront before 2015, Vallejo officials announced Wednesday.
A 9-month-old ferry line that services South San Francisco from Oakland and Alameda is attracting only a fraction of the riders necessary to cover operational cots.
One of two people injured when a Golden Gate Ferry and a 22-foot motorboat collided in the San Francisco Bay on Saturday has died.
The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to investigate a collision on Saturday between a Golden Gate Ferry and a 22-foot motorboat.
The numbers have been crunched, revealing that for every $14 round trip ticket sold, the public has – or will – kick in nearly $100. In all, the subsidies for the new ferry service total roughly $94 million over a 20 year period.
BART officials were holding out hope that some service would be restored by Thursday afternoon, but a spokesperson advised commuters traveling between Oakland and San Francisco to find an alternate route of travel, specifically car, bus or ferry.