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Artist rendition of the BART Oakland Airport Connector. (BART)

Construction Of BART Connector To Oakland Airport Reaches Milestone

The foundations for the people mover that will connect Oakland International Airport to Bay Area Rapid Transit have been finished, officials announced Friday.

07/13/2012

Two San Francisco Muni N Judah streetcars on Judah St. near 9th Ave. (Lennart Bolks)

San Francisco Muni N-Judah Repairs On Schedule

Relief is in sight for tens of thousands of San Francisco Muni riders who have been impacted by repairs to the N-Judah line this past week. A transit spokesman says service should be up and running by Monday morning.

06/02/2012

Constitution Plaza (City of Berkeley)

Berkeley’s City Council To Vote On Downtown Development Proposal

It’s a proposal that Mayor Tom Bates is convinced will draw businesses to the community, not to mention create opportunities for more people to live and work near public transit.

03/19/2012

VTA Light Rail Train (CBS)

VTA Solicits Public Opinion On South Bay Transit Needs

Public hearings will be held this week in the South Bay to get the public’s input on Silicon Valley’s transportation needs. The first one is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in San Jose.

01/03/2012

CA high speed rail

Analyst Sees Grim Future For California High-Speed Rail Project

California’s plan for a $98 billion high-speed rail system to connect Northern and Southern California does not comply with some parts of the 2008 ballot measure voters approved to provide the seed money, providing the latest obstacle for the embattled project, according to the state’s legislative analyst.

11/30/2011

A San Francisco Muni Bus (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Audit Critical Of Cost Overruns On San Francisco Muni Projects

San Francisco’s Muni does a poor job of preventing cost overruns on transit projects, according to a new audit, which also reports that 29 projects are averaging almost 600 days behind schedule.

11/16/2011

Artist rendering of the Chinatown subway station indicating stair/escalator and elevator access. (SFMTA)

San Francisco Supervisors Rally Support For Central Subway Project

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is trying to quell the notion that support is waning for the Central Subway Project.

09/28/2011

BART train (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART-To-San Jose Sees An Infusion Of Cash From State

California may be broke, but that isn’t stopping the state from funneling more than $200 million into Bay Area transportation projects. This is especially good news for the BART-to-San Jose project.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/11/2011

Muni logo

San Francisco Muni’s J-Church Line Targeted For Improvement

San Francisco’s Muni is looking at a switch to “all-door boarding” to reduce public transit delays, especially on the J-Church line.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/26/2011

BART Police

BART Officers In SF Shooting Had No Mental Health Training

BART is attempting to give all its police officers training in dealing with the mentally ill. However, two officers involved in a fatal shooting early this month had yet to receive it.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/13/2011

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