Public Transportation

(Samuel Wantman)

Seismic Work To Shut Dumbarton Bridge Over Memorial Day Weekend

During the closure, motorists are encouraged to take public transit or use alternate driving routes.


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

SF Mayor Touts Central Subway Progress From Site Of Future Chinatown Station

San Francisco’s Mayor Lee says the city is forging ahead with a $235 million Chinatown Station as part of the city’s Central Subway Project.


BART train, station

BART Finishes Fiscal Year With $20 Million Surplus

BART directors were all smiles Thursday as the transit system finished the fiscal year with a $20 million surplus, which is almost unheard of in the public transit business.


A 5-Fulton Muni bus. (CBS)

Community Activists Seek Free San Francisco Muni Rides For Students

A Tuesday afternoon rally at San Francisco’s City Hall pushed for Muni to allow free rides for students.


A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) worker (L) tries to move demonstrators that are trying to keep a train from leaving the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Recruits Loyal Riders For Scripted Support At News Conference

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s media-management policies are in the spotlight again following a report in the Bay Citizen that the agency tried to recruit loyal riders and give them a script to read at a press conference ahead of a planned protest on August 11th.


AC Transit Bus

East Bay Bus Service May Partner With BART To Save Money

Ongoing cuts at AC Transit have officials considering whether some parts of its bus operation could be turned over to Bay Area Rapid Transit.


CA high speed rail

Will High-Speed Rail’s First Stop Be In San Jose Or LA?

It’s shaping up to be a battle between San Jose and L.A. for which city will get the first bullet trains in California, as officials are considering whether to extend the first leg of the rail system to Silicon Valley or Southern California.


BART train, station

BART Won’t Be Extending Overnight Hours

The Bay Area Rapid Transit Agency’s plans to test extended train service on Saturdays is now defunct following a study that found it would have a disproportionately negative impact on minority and low-income riders.


Caltrain (Lucius Kwok)

Caltrain Polls Gauge Reaction To Proposed Sales Tax Increase

Would you pay a higher sales tax to keep Caltrain from running off the rails? That is the question that some Bay Area residents are being asked by pollsters, even as the agency plans for record spending.


Oakland Airport Station rendering (

Phil Matier: BART Oakland Airport Connector Project May Be Too Big To Fail

BART’s new interim general manager says stopping the Oakland Airport Connector project could cost the transit agency tens of million of dollars.