Trump is threatening to derail Caltrain’s 2-year-old project to create an electrical train corridor from San Francisco to San Jose, as the fight for California’s future rail system continues.
Trump’s decision, lobbied by California GOP house representatives, will push back federal funding for the project until
SF State is partnering with 511 SF Bay and Enterprise Rideshare to bring vanpooling to campus employees starting March 1. Employees can join a Vanpool and commute from Contra Costa County, AlamedaCounty and San Mateo County.
Enterprise Vanpool is gathering groups of employees commuting to
[caption id="attachment_56610" align="alignnone" width="749"][media-credit id=197 align="alignnone" width="749"][/media-credit]Police Officer S. Jung stands in front of a Balboa BART entrance that is blocked due to a possibly fatal accident on the tracks.[/caption]The Balboa Park BART Station has resumed service after experiencing major delays and temporary closure due to
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Stephanie Jacobs, a graduate student, pays for her parking fee with a credit card at one of the new parking machines in the SF State Public Parking garage on Sept. 6, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo by Amanda Peterson /
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] SF State students line up to take the free shuttle to the Daly City BART station on Thursday, August 29, 2013. The San Francisco Bay Bridge closure this week is creating traffic problems SF State students commuting to school across the
A San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency M-line train veered off the tracks Monday afternoon while passing through a flooded 19th Avenue at 19th Avenue and Sargent Street.
Authorities and witnesses on the scene say a water main burst, flooding the street with nearly a foot of
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Commuting through San Francisco usually entails searching for parking or waiting long hours for a bus, but those looking for a quick and
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="A driver talks on the phone while driving on Dolores Street in San Francisco on Monday, April 8 2013. Photo by Andy Sweet / Xpress"][/caption]
Sneaking a peek at your phone while behind the wheel is never a good idea, but it
See "Bicycle routes to SF State"
Julie McNamara packs her 12-hour day into her Rickshaw commuter bag before leaving home.
The 21-year-old SF State graduating senior is not only double-majoring in English and Spanish, she works part-time teaching English as a second language at Marshall Elementary School in
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="For the 2011-12 fiscal year, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employees made more than $100,000 in overtime alone and plans are now in the works to hire more employees for the positions that had thousands of logged overtime hours. Photo by
After a long day of school, business major Justin Helzberg wants to get home so he can kick off his shoes, doze off for an hour and catch up on homework.
However, waiting for the 5-Fulton means it’s going to be a rough ride home.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Reise Tanner uses several car rental programs in the Bay Area. With vehicle rentals becoming more popular in San Francisco, Wheelz has launched a rental option that lets private car owners rent out their automobiles to other people in the city.
The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency was awarded nearly $1 billion in federal grants and funds to construct the highly anticipated Central Subway connecting the Bayview District to Chinatown and North Beach.
The concept was discussed for two decades and, despite controversy, became an official project
Update 10:54 a.m.: Service has been fully restored to all lines according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority.
A fire in West Portal that was reported at 4:40 a.m. is now contained, but inbound K-Ingleside and M-Ocean View Muni lines at West Portal have been
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="BART has seen a spike in its ridership this September, averaging 380,000 passengers. The number of passengers peaked at around 400,000 for four days this month. Photo by Godofredo Vasquez / Xpress"][/caption]
As students from SF State and other schools throughout the Bay
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Forty years ago, BART slid open its doors and connected
Drivers, start digging under those couch cushions because soon that spare change could be needed to feed the hundreds of new meters set for installation in San Francisco.
“This plan is meant to provide effective parking management that makes parking available, eases congestion and allows Muni
Parking Meters around SF State:
2-hour limit: 41
30-minute limit: 20
Cost for both meters: $2/hour
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency could use streets around SF State as a future site for additional parking meters, but it’s unlikely drivers will be willing to pay for what are now
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Arian Solberg uses his laptop with his foldable bicycle during his commute to the East Bay Aug. 27, 2012. The BART bicycle pilot program ends Aug. 31. Photo by Tearsa Joy Hammock."][/caption]
Many Bay Area commuters will be relieved to see the
San Francisco city officials are working on ways to ease the pain of hailing a cab and finding inventive ways to improve taxi service.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is focusing on ways to address concerns to make more cabs available, especially in areas where
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Passengers wait for the 28 MUNI line at Holloway and 19th Avenues, near SF State on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Photo by Erik Verduzco."][/caption]
Update 5/12/12: Beginning Aug. 1, students who scan their Clipper cards before exiting BART will have 23 hours to
It took years of complaints, the death of a 20-year-old student and more than four years of petitioning, but a new traffic light was finally turned on at the San Juan Avenue and Alemany Boulevard intersection.
When Stacey Krause, a City College of San Francisco student,
Motorists in San Francisco who park or drive in bus lanes may soon be in for a rude awakening.
In an effort to improve bus services, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is expanding an existing program that uses Muni buses to cite drivers using transit-only
Update 4:45 p.m.: A male in a wheelchair was on the Muni tracks and was struck by a train around noon at Civic Center station, according to the San Francisco Police Department. It is unclear why he was on the tracks.
According to Sergeant Michael Andraychak, the
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Passengers wait for the 28 MUNI line at Holloway Avenue, near SF State on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Photo by Erik Verduzco."][/caption]
The long journey to and from school may get shorter next year as Muni pursues a series of proposals to
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Biology major Dolce Ovando pays for her BART ticket at the Daly City BART station, the afternoon of March 16. Photo by Gil Riego Jr."][/caption]
By Brad Wilson, special to Xpress
The cost of getting to school may soon climb higher, with the
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The majestic Golden Gate Bridge has been a San Francisco icon for 75 years, but the toll workers will soon become obsolete
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The projected design of the new BART trains currently being solicited to foreign manufacturers. The trains will be built over the next 15 to 20 years. Photo courtesy of BART."][/caption]
Commuters tired of BART’s carpet-lined compartments have a lot to look forward
UPDATE: The upper westbound deck of the Bay Bridge reopened more than a day earlier than scheduled Sunday.
The successful completion of the bridge was due to “a combination of efficient teamwork, led by prime contractor, MCM Construction, and clear weather enabled crews to complete the
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The historic F-Market line travels along the waterfront in San Francisco, Calif. Sunday Jan. 23, 2010. The historic line to be resurrected will also travel along the waterfront south of the Ferry Building near Pier 70. Photo by Jon Weiand, Xpress
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Construction for the Bus Rapid Transit system, slated to open in 2016, has been delated due to improvements made in pedestrian safety, new landscaping and traffic signals. Photo by Juliana Sevre."][/caption]
San Francisco public transit has hit yet another snag in the
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San Francisco is known for its robust and accessible public transportation. A big upgrade is on the horizon in the form of a high-speed rail that will connect the city to Los Angeles. The
The BART board of directors held a meeting Thursday, Dec. 1 and voted unanimously for a new policy for riders that would allow cell phone service to be shut down under extreme circumstances.
The BART press release states that cell phone service could be temporarily interrupted,
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San Francisco is a city largely dependent on public transportation. Fare hikes have been the norm
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Crossing guard E.J. Riley-Pryor helps pedestrians cross the street at 19th and Holloway avenues, Nov. 8, 2011. Photo by Erik Verduzco."][/caption]
As the light turns green, more than 50 students rush past the crossing guard at 19th and Holloway avenues as if
San Francisco is home to one of the nation's most infamous transit systems.
With nearly 100 Muni routes and half a dozen BART lines, there are bound to be bizarre, strange and outright shocking tales of traveling about San Francisco.
This is just a small sample of