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A 10-inch section of rail fractured and completely broke away, leaving a gap in the tracks west of Civic Center on May 6th, 2015 (PHOTO: BART)

Broken BART Track Possibly Came From Defective Metal Rail

The company that inspected a section of rail between the 16th Street and Civic Station BART stations in San Francisco that broke last week and caused a major service disruption noticed an anomaly in that area last September, a BART executive said Thursday.

05/15/2015

A bike rider at the San Carlos Caltrain station on July 15, 2014. (Curtiss Kim/CBS)

Bike-Bump Form Helps Cyclists Plan Caltrain Trips; Feeds Transit Agency Useful Data

Bicyclists looking for room on Caltrain will have a new online tool to help them anticipate when and where to board the train.

05/04/2015

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BART May Ask Taxpayers For The Billions It Needs To Keep Trains Running

BART needs billions of dollars just to keep the trains running in the future, and the transit agency may end up asking the public to foot the bill.

04/29/2015

A Muni Metro train. (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

San Francisco Muni Rolling Out Biggest Service Improvements In Decades

New maps and relief from overcrowded buses are part of a new plan rolling out this weekend to make San Francisco’s Muni easier to navigate.

04/24/2015

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

San Jose Mayor Asks Congress To Renew $105 Billion Transportation Bill To Help Fund BART Extension

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors president Dave Cortese took part in a rally at San Jose State University Thursday to urge Congress to renew a $105 billion national transportation bill that expires next month.

04/09/2015

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BART Announces Increased Fares For 2016

BART is taking public comments on a plan to increase current fares by 3.4 percent next year.

04/08/2015

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit/ SMART Train (sonomamarintrain.org)

Sonoma, Marin County Residents Get First Glimpse Of SMART Commuter Train In Cotati

Marin and Sonoma County officials and residents got their first look at the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter trains that are scheduled to begin trips between the two counties starting in 2016.

04/07/2015

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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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San Francisco Muni Unveils Big Service Additions To Alleviate Transit System’s Increased Ridership

San Francisco Muni is adding service to its busiest routes to deal with the increase in ridership that’s been crowding buses, especially during peak commute hours.

04/03/2015

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled his plans for a "Hyperloop" transportation system on August 12, 2013. Musk claimed the system would whisk passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 30 minutes. (CBS)

Company Behind Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ High-Speed Transit System Opens Space In LA

A company behind Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk’s vision to build a futuristic, high-speed transportation system is now operating out of a downtown Los Angeles warehouse space.

03/25/2015

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