Transportation

AC Transit double-decker bus. (AC Transit)

AC Transit Launching Double-Decker Bus Pilot Program, Passengers Ride Free

AC Transit on Monday will begin a three-week pilot program in which it will use a 42-foot-long, double-decker bus on selected longer routes in its service area in 13 cities and surrounding areas in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

02/19/2015

A BART train at the Concord station on Sunday morning.

BART To Receive $5 Million Federal Grant To Protect Trackside Workers

The Federal Transit Administration is awarding BART a $5 million grant to develop a new technology to protect track-side workers.

02/17/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Relying Less On Public Transit, New Figures Show

It seems like trains and buses are more packed than ever. But overall, the Bay Area is actually depending less on public transit.

02/05/2015

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (Getty Images)

Racial Divide In California’s State Parks Could Squander Future Funding

One of the best parts of living in the Golden State is the ability to enjoy over 1.6 million acres of mountains, beaches and valleys protected by state parks. But a new report finds park visitors do not reflect the state’s changing and diverse demographics, making the future of park funding uncertain.

02/05/2015

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Bay Area Commute Dubbed ‘Most Predictable’ In The Nation

Bay Area traffic may be rough, but at least it’s expected.

02/03/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Customer Satisfaction Drops 10% In 3 Years, Riders Worry About Crowded Cars, Cleanliness

Bay Area Rapid Transit is looking to improve service after numbers released Thursday from a recent revealed customer satisfaction with the transportation service has fallen.

01/30/2015

(Hotel 22)

Documentary ‘Hotel 22’ Captures Life On Silicon Valley’s De Facto Homeless Shelter On Wheels

A new documentary airing at the Sundance Film Festival chronicles how a public bus in Silicon Valley has turned into an unofficial shelter for the homeless.

01/29/2015

Ride Share App

Rideshare Wars: Uber, Lyft & Sidecar Fight For Customers With Cheap Fares

In their battle for public dominance, Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are giving ridesharing evangelists a reason to rejoice.

01/23/2015

(CBS SF)

Founded On Laziness, College Student’s Electronic Skateboard Startup Takes Off

At first glance, the ZBoard looks like any other piece of wood on wheels. But take a closer look, and you’ll see it’s a lot smarter, and faster.

01/19/2015

Caltrain (Lucius Kwok)

Caltrain Strikes, Kills Person On Tracks Near Millbrae Station

A Caltrain struck and killed a person on the tracks south of the Millbrae station Saturday morning.

01/10/2015

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