Safety

Crews inspect the scene near the Walnut Creek BART station where two workers were hit and killed by a train on October 19, 2013. (CBS)

NTSB Finds Probable Cause In BART Protocol That Resulted In Track Workers’ Deaths

BART’s since-suspended “simple approval” practice was the probable cause of an accident that killed two track workers in Contra Costa County in 2013 according to the NTSB.

04/14/2015

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Most BART Tracks 40-Years-Old, Despite Expected 25-Year Lifespan According To Federal Report

There will likely be more BART closures like the one happening this weekend near the Oakland Coliseum as the transit agency works to fix similar problems in other locations.

04/05/2015

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Where You’re Most Likely To Get Hit On Your Bike In San Francisco

Heads-up bike lovers, one company’s data project reveals the most dangerous neighborhood to ride a bike in San Francisco is…

04/02/2015

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New SF Bicycle Coalition Director Says Transit Options Are Key; Wouldn’t Want Car-Less Future

The new executive director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, thinks San Francisco, with it’s year-round mild weather, is the perfect place to ride, but he doesn’t foresee the perfect transit conditions being completely car-less.

03/16/2015

Ammunition magazines.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Federal Court Upholds Sunnyvale’s Ban On Gun Magazines That Can Hold More Than 10 Bullets

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Sunnyvale’s ban on gun magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets.

03/04/2015

List of flights canceled by Southwest Airlines on February 24, 2014, after the airline failed to inspect hydraulic systems on 128 jets. (CBS)

11 Bay Area Flights Canceled After Southwest Grounds 128 Planes Over Maintenance Issue

Eleven flights have been cancelled out of the Bay Area on Wednesday after Southwest Airlines decided to ground 128 planes when they failed to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails.

02/25/2015

A San Francisco Police officer riding on a Muni Metro train. (CBS)

Plan To Run BART, Muni Late Night In SF Lacks Needed Cash

“The Other 9-To-5″ report calls for a major boost in overnight public transportation to and from San Francisco. The only problem is the report doesn’t have a plan for where to get the cash to make it happen.

02/23/2015

A BART train at the Concord station on Sunday morning.

BART To Receive $5 Million Federal Grant To Protect Trackside Workers

The Federal Transit Administration is awarding BART a $5 million grant to develop a new technology to protect track-side workers.

02/17/2015

Brian Rush, slipped and fell while trying to get onto the rocks on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach.  (CBS)

Caddie’s Injury At Pebble Raises Safety Questions For Golfers

Caddie’s injury raises question:  Should Pebble’s 18th be OB?

02/16/2015

Bay Area BikeShare

Phil Matier: Proposed California Law Requiring Adult Cyclists Wear Helmets Not Gaining Traction With Some Bicycle Advocates

A proposed California state law that would require adult cyclists to wear a helmet while riding or face a fine is not gaining much traction amongst bicycle advocates.

02/16/2015

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