A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday to mark the opening of new pedestrian bridge in South San Jose, named after a toddler who was killed while trying to cross railroad tracks seven years ago.
A new earthquake early-warning system installed by Bay Area Rapid Transit will detect earthquakes precious seconds before the ground starts shaking, allowing trains to be slowed down in an effort to prevent derailments.
Four additional trains will run in each direction on the line during the hour between 7 and 8 p.m. Riders along the line can expect trains roughly every seven and a half minutes, rather than every fifteen minutes, according to BART spokesman Jim Allison.
Starting on Friday, August 3, bike riders can take their wheels on Bay Area Rapid Transit trains during commute hours, normally a no-no for cyclists throughout the year.
The Smart Muni app was developed specifically for the Apple iPad – it would allow Muni managers to track buses through GPS technology, making it easier to identify delays. Sounds promising, but the transit agency is still considering its high tech options.
We look at plans to build a mass-transit system in the Bay Area… going all the way back to the early 20th Century.
Muni’s budget crisis is really hitting home for a dozen managers at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency who were laid off last week to save $2 million.
Two Amtrak trains carrying hundreds of passengers are rolling again or getting ready to roll after being delayed for several hours by a rock slide in Placer County.
It takes mechanics operating 24 hours a day to keep the current fleet of BART cars on the rails, but transit officials say it’s getting more difficult by the day to keep the fleet operating.
Repairs on downed San Francisco Municipal Railway overhead lines in the Castro area were completed early Friday morning and the morning’s commute was expected to run undisrupted, according to Muni officials.