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The SMART Train would provide service between Larkspur and Cloverdale. (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit)

SMART Rail Wins Funding For Extension To Sonoma County Airport

Riders on the commuter rail line being built through Sonoma and Marin counties will be able to catch a train all the way to the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport, transportation officials said.

01/25/2013

A San Francisco Muni Bus (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Upgrading Muni Bus Fleet With $21M Grant

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency plans to upgrade its aging bus fleet with the help of more than $21 million in federal grants, city officials announced Monday.

07/24/2012

BART train, station, car, passengers

Bay Area Receives $45.7M In Transit Grants From Transportation Dept.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $45.7 million in transit related grants for the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday.

07/24/2012

Fire damage near the West Oakland BART Station (CBS)

BART Shutdown Occurs As Bay Area Officials Prepared For Emergency Drill

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission was running an emergency drill Thursday morning when they got the call about the fire near the West Oakland BART station.

06/14/2012

San Francisco Muni bus, 9 San Bruno

SF Muni Inches Closer To Allowing All-Door Boarding

The plan is set to go to the full San Francisco Board of Supervisors next week after receiving strong support from the Land Use Committee.

05/08/2012

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)

Congressman Garamendi Urges BART To Build Cars In USA

With BART ready to award a contract for the first cars to be built for its new fleet, the board of directors is being urged by Congressman John Garamendi to have them manufactured in the United States.

04/10/2012

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Lawmaker Pushing Long-Term California Rail Plan

High-speed rail is on its way to California even though polls show that a majority of residents don’t want it. Now, State senator Mark DeSaulnier of Concord said that he believes there should be a comprehensive rail plan in place to guide future decisions.

04/04/2012

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San Jose City Council Funds 400 Miles Of Road Repairs

Drivers can expect a much smoother ride on some of San Jose’s bumpiest roads now that the city council has given the thumbs-up to a limited amount of funding for priority road repair.

03/28/2012

Nissan Leaf Electric Car. (Nissan)

San Jose Ups Number Of Electric Car Charging Stations

As gas prices continue to climb steadily, so are electric car sales, and this has Bay Area cities gearing up for a driving revolution.

03/28/2012

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