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SFMTA Pushing For Speed Cameras In San Francisco To Improve Pedestrian Safety

The SFMTA is drafting a proposal that would allow the agency to install the cameras near schools and other areas where pedestrian safety is an issue.

05/18/2015

Amtrak Derailment on May 13, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images / Anadolu Agency)

Following Amtrak Derailment In Philadelphia, Caltrain Hopes To Have Positive Train Control System Installed By End of 2015

Caltrain officials hope to have the Positive Train Control System installed and up-and-running by the end of 2015.

05/14/2015

A PG&E worker along Line 147 in San Carlos on May 12, 2015. (CBS)

PG&E To Repair San Carlos Pipeline Seen As Explosion Risk

PG&E has turned off a transmission line that runs under San Carlos to make repairs to a section with unexplained dents in it. One city leader questions whether or not it’s safe to turn the line back on.

05/12/2015

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How Safe Is Your Hospital? Survey Finds More Than A Third Of California Hospitals Earn ‘C’ Grade Or Worse

If you’ve been afraid of needles since you were a child then the idea of surgery is probably downright terrifying. Fortunately for Bay Area residents, many of California’s best scoring hospitals for avoiding preventable medical errors among patients are right here in the Bay Area.

05/05/2015

A bicyclist rides his bike down Polk Street on Bike to Work Day May 14, 2009 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

9 Lame Excuses For Not Riding Your Bike To Work

What’s keeping you from riding your bike to work or school? With Bike To Work Day coming up on May 14, it’s a fine time to reevaluate concerns about transitioning to a two-wheel commute.

04/28/2015

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

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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

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