San Mateo Bridge

BART Strike

BART Breaks Ridership Records On First Day Of Bay Bridge Closure

BART ridership rose noticeably because of the Bay Bridge closure Wednesday night to allow crews to transition traffic onto the bridge’s new eastern span, a BART spokesman said Thursday morning.

CBS San Francisco–08/29/2013

Limousine Fire

Fatal Bay Area Limo Fire Ruled Accident; 911 Tapes Reveal Victims’ Screams

A limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge that killed five nurses trapped in the back was sparked by a mechanical problem. Meanwhile, dramatic recordings of 911 calls released Monday revealed desperate pleas for help outside the burning vehicle.

08/19/2013

Limousine Burning

Report: Limo Driver On Phone Before Fatal Fire On San Mateo Bridge

A newspaper has reported that shortly before fire engulfed the back of a stretch limousine and killed five Northern California women in May, the driver had turned up the music in the vehicle so his passengers couldn’t hear him arguing with his estranged wife on the phone.

07/21/2013

Commuter traffic backs up at the toll plaza to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 2, 2013 in Oakland.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Sees Brunt Of Extra Traffic During BART Strike

Thousands more motorists have been crossing Bay Area bridges each day of an ongoing BART strike that started Monday, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

07/03/2013

Highway 92 - San Mateo-Hayward Bridge (CBS)

Boat Runs Aground Near San Mateo Bridge

Drivers passing through the toll plaza on the San Mateo Bridge Thursday morning may have noticed a boat that ran aground.

06/13/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge on May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Bay Area Lawmaker’s Bill Targets Limo Safety After Recent Fires

In response to a deadly limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge last month, East Bay lawmaker Ellen Corbett has introduced legislation that would add safety features in limos.

06/11/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge on May 4, 2013. (CBS)

New Limo Regulations Proposed In Wake Of Deadly San Mateo Bridge Fire

A memorial service was held Friday at the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco for the five women who died in last week’s limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge.

05/10/2013

Limousine Burning

Deadly Limo Fire Highlights Emergency Response Times On San Mateo Bridge

The man in charge of the firefighters who rushed to the scene of the deadly limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge said he is satisfied with the response time by emergency personnel.

05/09/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge on May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Limo Fire Mourners Asked Not To Place Memorials On San Mateo Bridge

The California Highway Patrol is asking those who want to honor the five women who were killed in a limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge last Saturday to refrain from putting memorial items on the bridge.

05/09/2013

Limousine Burning

Limousine Fire Prompts Questions About Safety Regulations

While the cause of Saturday night’s fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge remains under investigation, questions are now being raised over how the limo industry is regulated.

05/07/2013

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