San Francisco Transit Officials Reopen Muni Metro Stations; Restore F-Line Trolley Service To Fisherman's WharfThe San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency reopened all Muni Metro subway stations and began the running historic F-line streetcars along Market St and the Embarcadero to Fisherman’s Wharf Saturday for the first time since they were shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
COVID Vaccines: Bay Area Transit, Airport Workers Eligible For Shots Next WeekPublic transit workers in the Bay Area and across California will be eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccines beginning next week, according to state officials.
South Bay BART Extension Funding Dropped From $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief PackageFunding for a South Bay BART extension project has been dropped from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package being debated in the U.S. Senate after it came under fire from Republican lawmakers.
AC Transit Resuming Fare Collection, Front Door Boarding After Nearly 7 MonthsThe Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District announced that fare collection and front door boarding on its buses will resume Monday.
1st Train Rolls Through BART's New Berryessa Station; Regular Service Begins SaturdayThe final countdown has begun. The nearly 20-year wait by San Jose area residents for BART service is less than 24 hours away from coming to an end after a ceremonial first trip to mark the opening of the new Berryessa Station Friday.
Feds Award Millions To BART And VTA For Mixed-Use Planning Near Transit StationsFederal transportation officials have given the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency $2 million and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority more than $1.5 million Thursday for development projects aimed at improving access to public transportation.
BART Service On Long-Anticipated Berryessa Extension Begins June 13; Federal Funds To Provide Transit ReliefYears of frustrating delays came to an end Tuesday as transit officials finally announced that BART commuter trains will begin service along the long-anticipated extension into Santa Clara County.
Coronavirus Update: BART Riders Required To Wear Masks On Trains, In StationsBART transit officials have announced that all riders will be required to wear masks on trains and in stations starting on Wednesday as tougher shelter-in-place requirements go into effects in the Bay Area counties served by the agency.
Coronavirus Pandemic: San Francisco Muni To Cut Service By Nearly Half To Prioritize Essential WorkersSan Francisco's Muni will reduce service by nearly half this week, eliminating many of its lines that are seeing low ridership and focusing on lines used by essential workers during the pandemic, SFMTA officials said.
Coronavirus Update: AC Transit Set To Modify Schedule Beginning TuesdayThe Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District announced on Monday that it will modify its service beginning on Tuesday in the wake of declining ridership because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: Major Changes Go Into Effect For Riders Using Muni, VTA With ridership tumbling during the San Francisco Bay Area's current shelter-in-place order, San Francisco's Muni system and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority both deployed major changes to their operating schedules on Monday.
Coronavirus Update: VTA Santa Clara Valley Service Grinds To Halt After Trainee Tests PositiveAll Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light rail train service was halted indefinitely early Thursday after a light rail operator trainee tested posted for the coronavirus, officials said.
Coronavirus Update: AC Transit Goes Fare Free, Tells Riders To Board Via Rear DoorAmid the ongoing shelter-in-place over the coronavirus outbreak, AC Transit has gone fare free and instituted new boarding rules for those making essential trips.
Transit Officials Weigh Options For Designated Bus Lanes On Bay BridgeThe conversation about putting a bus lane in both directions of the Bay Bridge continued Wednesday as the Metropolitan Transportation Commission heard a presentation on the subject.