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On New Year’s Day, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be on Sunday or Holiday schedules. On New Year’s Eve, BART will run until 3am and WestCAT will offer a Modified Holiday Service schedule. Special Note Regarding BART: San Francisco-bound Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond trains will not stop at Embarcadero Station after 8pm on New […]

RIchmond Bridge Bike and Pedestrian Path

Plans are underway to build a separated bike/pedestrian path on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. As part of a four-year Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTC) pilot project, the shoulders on the upper and lower decks of the bridge will be converted to a bike/pedestrian path and a traffic lane, respectively. The bike/pedestrian path […]

Richmond Ferry Terminal

On March 5, 2015 the Water Emergency Transportation Association (WETA) Board approved the Richmond Ferry Project Agreement, signalling the return of ferry service between San Francisco and Richmond. The Water Authority will now order two catamaran ferry vessels — which will become part of the San Francisco Bay Ferry fleet — and build the new ferry terminal at Ford […]

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District invites you to  a workshop on the Clean Air Plan and to initiate development of a Bay Area Climate Protection Strategy. When: February 28, 2014, 9:30 am – 11:30 am Where: Air District Office, 939 Ellis Street, San Francisco, 7th Floor The purpose of the workshop is: To kick off the […]

Bay Area Bike Share launch in San Jose CA

Will the streets of the Bay Area soon be full with a sea of bike-share commuters cycling that last mile from BART to the workplace? Only time will tell. Photo credit: Richard Masoner The Bay Area is not new to transportation innovations. Last year, we celebrated four successful decades of the visionary commuter rail known as BART, […]

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Muni then (L: 1912) and now (R: 2012). Image credit: SFMTA / John Henry Mentz, AgentAKit Muni recently celebrated its 100th birthday. The first publicly owned streetcar system in a major city in the U.S., Muni has been taking the people of San Francisco where they want to go since 1912. The San Francisco Municipal Railway is […]

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Image credit: David Yu 511CC’s 2012 Year in Review From the Caldecott Tunnel breakthrough to Bay Area transit agencies celebrating milestones for service, 2012 was a great year for biking, transit and transportation. Here are some of this year’s top stories. Top Tweets Some of our most popular tweets (number of link clicks) in 2012 […]

Air BART

Whether for work, vacation, picking up or dropping off a friend – a trip to the airport is nearly as common as as trip to the market. But what is the best way to get there? Undoubtedly the simplest choice for some trips to the airport may be to drive but there’s a whole menu […]

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Happy family! Photo Credit: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition “It’s better by bike!”, that seems to be the mantra these days when getting around the Bay Area and here are three articles that prove it! First up, the Bay Citizen reports on a growing number of families that are passing on the car and transit and […]

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AC Transit, one of the Bay Area agencies that received federal funding to improve transportation. Photo credit: Paul Sullivan In July the Bay Area received several grants from the U.S. DOT to improve transit. AC Transit received $7.5 million to improve fare collection and BART received about $3 million to improve departure and arrival information. Grants […]

San Francisco Muni Bus

Boarding Muni. Photo credit: www.bluewaikiki.com Only a couple months into Muni’s new all-door boarding policy and already the system seems to be working well. As reported on San Francisco Streetsblog: On five Muni lines, the time buses spent at stops dropped by as much as 16 percent in July compared to June, according to a […]

The Cyclists’ Rights Movement is yielding results. Just within the past 2 months, extraordinary leaps and bounds have been made for the expansion of the rights of bikers within the Bay Area. In Berkeley, a new law just passed, giving cyclists the ability to file civil suits against bellicose drivers on the road. Drivers who […]

Bus stop in Houston 1956

Boarding the bus in 1956. Photo credit: Stockholm Transportation Museum Commons Transit technology seems to be constantly improving, from Clippers Cards to zero emission buses, the experience of taking public transit is improving in many respects. However, one element that could undoubtedly be improved is the time one spends waiting for a bus to arrive. While solar-powered wifi busies some […]

Bike Corral at Delfina Pizzeria

Eight bicycles fill this bicycle corral using space which would otherwise accommodate one motor vehicle. Photo credit: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition San Francisco is undoubtedly setting the bar high for fellow Bay Area cities looking to become more bike friendly, spearheading innovative infrastructure treatment like painting bike lanes green and creating protected bike lanes. However, the city […]

Utrecht, The Netherlands at Rush Hour

Bicycle rush hour in Utrecht. Photo credit: Greg Raisman Walk Score is the well-known “go to” site to check how walkable neighborhoods are. Given the ever growing popularity of bicycling in cities it may come as no surprise that the makers of Walk Score recently started Bike Score, which functioning similar to its sister site, rates how […]

Muni monthly passes increased $2 last month. What other fees increased in San Francisco?

According to a recent press release by Clear Channel Outdoor, the digital transit shelters it launched in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. nine weeks ago have been met with much positive reception. In November, 20 of the shelters were installed in San Francisco on public transportation routes, and Washington, D.C. received ten. Each digital transit shelter […]

Good news for those hoping to make the journey from Yerba Buena Island to San Francisco by foot or bicycle! Plans for a bicycle and pedestrian pathway across the western span of the Bay Bridge may be one step closer towards fruition. The state Assembly Committee on Transportation passed Senate Bill 1061, which would allow […]

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San Francisco Cityscape has just released its third version of a Bay Area rail map that includes all lines: “The last version was more detailed; like the new BART map, it listed destinations that couldn’t be fit on the map. But we’d like to think that this version combines the simplicity of the BART map […]

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The first of 1,100 new solar powered bus shelters was unveiled yesterday in San Francisco.  The solar power generated by the structure’s wavy red roof will be used to power LED lighting, the NextBus display, intercom and wireless routers. You can check out the full story on SF Streets Blog. For more detailed photos have […]