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Xander's Crossing in San Jose. The bridge is named after Alexander Arriaga, who was killed crossing the railroad tracks in 2005. (CBS)

New San Jose Pedestrian Bridge Honors Boy Killed By Train

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.

09/28/2012

BART train, station

Earthquake Early-Warning Sensors To Be Installed On BART System

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.

09/28/2012

BART station (CBS)

BART Adds Service To Richmond-Millbrae Line

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.

09/10/2012

BART train, station, car, passengers

Bike Riders Get A Break On BART in August

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.

07/31/2012

San Francisco Muni bus, 9 San Bruno

San Francisco Muni Considering App To Track Problems On System

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.

04/23/2012

BART train (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Eye On The Bay: BART – 4/2/12

We look at plans to build a mass-transit system in the Bay Area… going all the way back to the early 20th Century.

04/02/2012

A 5-Fulton Muni bus. (CBS)

Muni Managers Laid Off In Cost-Cutting Move

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.

03/20/2012

Amtrak Train at Crossing

Rock Slide East Of Sacramento Delays Amtrak Trains

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.

03/17/2012

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Aging BART Car Maintenance Requiring 24-Hour Operation

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.

02/08/2012

Muni logo

Muni Rail Service Resumes After Overnight Repairs

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.

02/03/2012

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