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A Caltrain ticket vending machine.

Caltrain Spending $15M On Hand-Me-Down Rail Cars From Los Angeles’ Metrolink To Help Alleviate Crowding

Ridership on Caltrain is at an all-time high, so the transit agency is investing in some hand-me-down train cars from Los Angeles to help handle all the passengers.

04/13/2015

Commuters wait to board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train during rush hour. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Crews Working Overtime To Alleviate ‘Crush Loads’ Before New Trains Arrive

If you’ve ever ridden BART during the commute hours, no explanation is needed for the term “crush loads,” and maintenance crews are working overtime to put damage trains back in service to alleviate overcrowding.

04/13/2015

A bicyclist sits on his bike on San Francisco's Market Street. (KCBS)

Commentary: Bicyclists Don’t Belong On The Sidewalk

The whole “bikes on the sidewalk” issue is in the news this week because San Jose’s City Council is scheduled to vote on banning sidewalk bike riding in the downtown area, thus joining San Francisco, Oakland and many other cities with similar laws.

12/01/2014

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CHP Arrests Man Accused Of Filming Bikers Harassing Officer On I-680 In Milpitas

Authorities have arrested the motorcycle rider suspected of filming and waving off a California Highway Patrol officer who was trying to stop him and other riders doing stunts on a highway.

10/30/2014

The West Oakland BART station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Surveys Riders; Asks Input On Potential Station Remodels

BART is surveying riders in person this week at Embarcadero and Montgomery stations and online to ask what kinds of improvements they can make to take their look into the 21st century.

10/28/2014

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

Caught On Camera: Wheelie-Popping Bikers Shoo-Away CHP Motorcycle Officer On I-680 In Milpitas

A video posted on YouTube shows dozens of stunt-riding motorcyclists popping wheelies at high-speeds on a Bay Area freeway and shrugging off attempts by a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer to pull them over.

10/22/2014

Commuters board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

339 Riders Banned From BART System For Domestic Violence, Drug Sales, Other Offenses

Over 300 people have been banned from the BART system after the transit agency’s law went into effect allowing them to issue stay-away orders.

09/24/2014

A screenshot of the BART Watch app. (CBS)

BART Watch App Makes It Easier For Riders To Report Crime, Suspicious Activity

The app allows riders to report crime or any suspicious activity in stations and on trains in a safe and discreet manner.

08/28/2014

(Credit Sarah Fine)

BART Riders Heading Toward East Bay Facing Delays Again After Tuesday Commute Trouble

BART riders heading from Daly City toward San Francisco and the East Bay were experiencing delays Wednesday afternoon because of a mechanical problem, a BART dispatcher said.

08/27/2014

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Motorcyclists Killed In Crash While Trying To Escape Gunfire In San Francisco

Police say two motorcyclists died after they crashed while trying to escape gunfire in a San Francisco neighborhood.

08/10/2014

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