COVID Recovery: Sound Of Clanging Cable Car Bells Returns To San Francisco StreetsAfter spending more than a year parked in a Muni yard, the city's iconic cable cars returned to the streets of San Francisco Monday for test runs and free rides as the transit line prepared for a return to full service in September.
Mayor Breed: Free Rides As San Francisco Cable Cars Return In August For Test Runs The city's signature cable cars, shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic, will return in August for testing and be giving free rides all month long as Muni shakes off the rust accumulated during more than a year of being shut down.
COVID Recovery: Bay Area Transit Agencies See Ridership Numbers On The RiseAs the COVID-19 restrictions have eased over the last month, San Francisco Bay Area residents have begun returning to their offices after more than a year of working remotely.
Critics Say Planned San Jose Underground BART Station Is Too DeepThe South Bay got its first glimpse of the planned underground BART station in San Jose this week, a tunnel with multiple levels and tracks located 86 feet beneath the surface. The verdict on social media: It's too deep!
COVID: Golden Gate Transit Relaxes Social Distancing Measures; Increases Capacity On Buses And FerriesWith COVID-19 cases and hospitalization plunging to new lows, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District officials began relaxing social distancing requirements Wednesday on all commute rides in Marin County and into San Francisco.
COVID Road To Recovery: How To Get Wary Bay Area Commuters Back On Public TransitA lack of passengers during the pandemic decimated public transportation this past year with ridership plummeting to around 5 percent. Now, transit agencies are grappling with how to get commuters to come back.
Station Agents Working At Antioch BART Station For First Time Since OpeningBART is assigning station agents to the Antioch station Monday for the first time since the station opened in 2018 in addition to updating the transit system's schedule.
COVID: BART Officials Announce Plans For Schedule ChangesTransit officials with BART on Tuesday announced some minor schedule changes going into effect this weekend that will allow for increased ridership as COVID restrictions are reduced in the Bay Area.
COVID Vaccines: Transit Agencies Provide Info On Transit-Accessible COVID-19 Vaccination SitesA cadre of Bay Area transit agencies announced Thursday that they have launched a list of COVID-19 vaccination sites that are accessible by transit as well as the promotions offered to vaccine recipients.
COVID: Longer Commute Times Could Be On The Horizon With Schools ReopeningBay Area commutes are still a lot quicker now then they were before the pandemic, but more lengthy travel times could return once kids are back in school.
Update: BART Service Recovering After Equipment Problem At San Francisco's 16th Street Mission StationBART service in San Francisco is recovering from an equipment problem on a train at the 16th Street Mission station Wednesday afternoon that caused major delays, officials said.