Transportation

A passenger boards a San Francisco Muni bus on June 3, 2014 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Ed Lee Announces Better Service And New Buses For SF Muni

Beginning on Sept. 26, the improvements include increased frequency on nearly a dozen Muni routes and replacing some smaller buses with new buses along the heaviest traveled routes.

08/28/2015

Road Work

Lawmakers Agree Fixing California’s Roads And Bridges Is Essential But Not On How To Pay For It

The state legislature is talking transportation — specifically how to pay for much-needed repairs to the infrastructure. On Sunday, state senator Mark Leno discussed the challenges with KPIX 5’s Phil Matier.

08/16/2015

Uber Ridesharing App

Pilot Program Allows Uber To Serve Passengers At Oakland International Airport

Transportation network company Uber has made an agreement with the airport authorizing the company’s UberX service to legally pick up and drop off passengers.

08/15/2015

Caltrain Fatality

Man Struck And Killed On Tracks In San Francisco Is 16th Caltrain Fatality of 2015

Caltrain tracks reopened in both directions and full service resumed following a death near the 22nd Street station Friday afternoon

07/31/2015

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San Francisco Public Transportation Helps Drive Local Economy

Bus and rail operators of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI) command some of the nation’s highest paid salaries in the transportation industry.

06/15/2015

Within a few years NASA hopes to fly a piloted X-plane, replacing the wings and engines of a Tecnam P2006T with electric-powered propellers.
(NASA Graphic)

NASA’s Electric Aircraft Could Revolutionize Your Work Commute

Planes could soon be ditching the jet fuel for electricity.

05/13/2015

Caltrain (photo: Matt Bigler/ KCBS)

Caltrain Adds Rail Cars To Help Ease Overcrowded Commutes

Some of Caltrain’s newly-purchased rail cars went into service Monday to help alleviate the crowded transportation system.

05/11/2015

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

Voter-Approved $48 Million Announced To Be Dedicated To San Francisco Muni Improvements

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced $48 million in new voter-approved funding for the city’s transit system on Monday. The money will go toward improvements for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the hiring of 244 people.

05/04/2015

Crews inspect the scene near the Walnut Creek BART station where two workers were hit and killed by a train on October 19, 2013. (CBS)

NTSB Finds Probable Cause In BART Protocol That Resulted In Track Workers’ Deaths

BART’s since-suspended “simple approval” practice was the probable cause of an accident that killed two track workers in Contra Costa County in 2013 according to the NTSB.

04/14/2015

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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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