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Caltrans: State’s Roads In Best Shape Since 2001

Bay Area drivers may complain about potholes and bumpy rides, but the Metropolitan Transportation Commission says that local roads are in fair condition.

04/03/2014

A tow truck driver loads a car onto a flatbed after its tires were punctured by metal debris, February 14, 2014. (CBS)

Metal Debris Causes Dozens Of Flat Tires On Highway 24 In Lafayette

Dozens of cars were hit with flat tires during the early Friday morning commute along a stretch of Highway 24 in Lafayette, according to the California Highway Patrol.

02/14/2014

Passenger from stricken BART train is loaded into ambulance at Rockridge Station, December 4, 2013. (Holly Quan/CBS)

State Joins Investigation Into BART Train Stuck In Tunnel

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials say a state agency is also looking into why a disabled train stranded hundreds of passengers in a tunnel that sent at least nine people to the hospital.

12/06/2013

Passenger from stricken BART train is loaded into ambulance at Rockridge Station, December 4, 2013. (Holly Quan/CBS)

BART Says Electrical Short To Blame For Disabled Train In Tunnel

The reason a BART train got stuck in the Berkeley hills tunnel Wednesday morning is that an electrical short caused the emergency brakes on one of its cars to suddenly activate, a spokeswoman for the transit agency said.

12/04/2013

Car going through the 4th bore of the Caldecott Tunnel just moments after opening to motorists on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

4th Bore Of Caldecott Tunnel Opens To Motorists

The new westbound fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel in Orinda has officially opened to the public Saturday morning.

11/16/2013

Construction on the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel. (MTC)

4th Bore Of Caldecott Tunnel To Open As Soon As Saturday Morning

The new fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel will open by Saturday morning, a Caltrans director said Friday.

11/15/2013

A car fire temporarily shut down the Caldecott Tunnel. (CBS)

Caldecott Tunnel Bore Reopens Following Car Fire

Traffic was flowing normally through the Caldecott Tunnel after a car fire in the tunnel’s first bore Friday morning filled the tunnel with smoke, prompted the evacuation of dozens of motorists and passengers and sent eight people to the hospital.

11/01/2013

Fire and smoke were reported under a BART train at the Orinda station on October 23, 2013. (CBS)

Full BART Service Resumes In Orinda After Track Fire

Bay Area Rapid Transit trains were running on both tracks through the Orinda station Thursday morning after a mechanical problem that caused smoke to billow up from beneath a Pittsburg/Bay Point-bound train carrying passengers Wednesday evening, officials said.

10/24/2013

Fire and smoke were reported under a BART train at the Orinda station on October 23, 2013. (CBS)

Smoky Fire Under BART Train Forces Evacuation At Orinda Station

Trains are stopping at the Orinda station again after smoke under a train forced the evacuation of a Pittsburg/Bay Point-bound train there Wednesday evening, BART officials said.

10/23/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits idle at the Millbrae station on July 3, 2013 in Millbrae. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

East Bay Lawmaker Pushing For Bill Banning Future Transit Strikes

With the threat of another BART strike looming, an Orinda city councilman is pushing for legislation to ban transit workers from walking off the job.

09/30/2013

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