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Commuter traffic backs up at the toll plaza to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 2, 2013 in Oakland.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Sees Brunt Of Extra Traffic During BART Strike

Thousands more motorists have been crossing Bay Area bridges each day of an ongoing BART strike that started Monday, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

07/03/2013

Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

MTC Offers Suggestions To Reduce Commute Stress During BART Strike

An official from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission urged commuters to plan ahead to avoid headaches in the ongoing BART strike.

07/01/2013

Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

KCBS In Depth: BART Strike, Transit and The Bay Bridge

Steve Hemminger, executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, on the BART strike, the Bay Bridge bolt fix and where alternative transit solutions stand in the Bay Area.

07/01/2013

Pay gates sit empty at the Embarcadero Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station July 1, 2013 in San Francisco.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Strike Survival Guide

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.

06/28/2013

New Bay Bridge

The New Bay Bridge: Is It Safe?

That’s the question as we draw closer to when the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is supposed to open. Bad bolts have dealt a heavy blow to public trust of the new bridge. The partial collapse of the eastern span in 1989 led to construction of the new bridge with its “lifeline” designation – meaning it is designed to quickly reopen following a major earthquake.

06/22/2013

BART train, station

BART Warns Passengers Of Potential Strike In Coming Weeks

BART is warning its passengers that there could be a strike by one or more of its employee unions in the next several weeks, but one union representative thinks that warning is premature.

06/18/2013

Eastbound Lanes of New Bay Bridge

The New Bay Bridge: Is It Safe?

KPIX 5 News will broadcast “The New Bay Bridge: Is it Safe?” on Saturday, June 22 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. In addition, the special will be re-broadcast on Saturday June 29 at 5 p.m. on KPIX 5 and 7:30 p.m. on KBCW-TV 44 Cable 12.

06/12/2013

A view of the roadway on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

MTC Chief Says Bay Bridge Labor Day Opening To Be Decided By July

Transportation officials said they will decide by July 10th if the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open as scheduled on Labor Day weekend.

05/29/2013

On of the anchor rods in question on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (Caltrans)

Bay Bridge Opening Date Remains Undecided Ahead Of Meeting

Bay Area transportation officials said Tuesday there are too many unanswered questions about broken bolts on the Bay Bridge to issue any decision at this time about opening the new eastern span by Labor Day weekend.

05/28/2013

One of the defective bolts on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Bechtel Engineer Says Caltrans ‘Fell On Its Face’ Over New Bay Bridge Steel

As Caltrans officials scramble to figure out just what went wrong with the anchor rods on the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span and how to repair them, they are paying close attention to an unsolicited report from a retired engineer.

04/24/2013

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