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[By Steven Luo | 3 Jul 2013 | No Comments]
Passengers wait for an AC Transit Transbay bus in Oakland during Tuesday afternoon's BART-strike-hit commute. (Steven Luo / CALIFORNIA BEAT)

Bay Area commuters faced crowded buses, ferries and freeways on the second day of the on-going work stoppage by the two unions representing BART’s train operators, station agents and mechanics.

Here’s our collection of photos of what Tuesday’s commute looked like, and what future commutes will probably resemble, until the transit district reaches a contract agreement with its unions.

Oakland, San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 2 Jul 2013 | One Comment]
Gates bar the entrance to West Oakland BART station, closed due to a strike. (Steven Luo / CALIFORNIA BEAT)

At the urging of the state’s labor secretary, Bay Area leaders and other politicians, BART’s two striking unions and the transit agency returned to the bargaining table Tuesday night.

However, hours of talks facilitated by a state mediator were not enough to prevent the strike from entering a third day.

Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 1 Jul 2013 | No Comments]
An AC Transit bus off-loads passengers at a bus stop at the temporary Transit Center. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)


With BART train operators and station agents going out on strike starting Monday morning, Bay Area traffic is going to be a mess. Plan to leave at least 90 minutes additional time to get to your destination.

We offer a guide to getting around the Bay Area as quickly as possible without BART.

Oakland »

[By Beat News Service | 17 May 2011 | No Comments]
An AC Transit bus off-loads passengers at a bus stop at the temporary Transit Center. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

AC Transit’s Board of Directors is considering whether to declare a fiscal emergency for the cash-strapped bus agency for the third consecutive year.

The agency will hold a public hearing on May 25 at 5 p.m. at the agency’s transit offices at 1600 Franklin Street in Downtown Oakland to discuss the possibility of the declaration.

Oakland »

[By Beat News Service | 15 Feb 2011 | No Comments]

A part of Grand Avenue through Oakland’s Lakeshore District was closed to traffic Tuesday evening after a man was fatally struck by an AC Transit bus near Mandana Avenue.

Emergency dispatchers received calls from citizens reporting that a person had been struck by a bus at 6:01 p.m., according to police.

Oakland, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 18 Oct 2010 | One Comment]
An AC Transit bus off-loads passengers at a bus stop at the temporary Transit Center. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

OAKLAND — Despite passionate pleas from the riding public, AC Transit’s Board of Directors voted unanimously last month to implement another round of deep cuts to bus service in the East Bay, citing declining revenues and a growing budget deficit projected to soar to $41 million over the next two fiscal years.

The round of cuts approved by the board would go into effect in December 2010, two months after another series of bus service cancellations are scheduled to take effect on October 31.

San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 22 Aug 2010 | No Comments]
Demolition of parts of the old Transbay Terminal has begun, with the removal of the bus ramp that led to the condemned building. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

SAN FRANCISCO — Demolition of the old bus ramps that led to the condemned Transbay Terminal at First and Mission Sts. will continue this week as contractors prepare to raze the elevated roadways that brought buses into the city.

Construction crews have already torn down sections of ramps crossing Howard Street and on the parcel of land that a temporary bus terminal was built at Beale and Howard Sts. to accommodate AC Transit, MUNI, SamTrans, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound and WestCat bus commuters.

Insight, Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 15 Aug 2010 | One Comment]
The new temporary Transbay Terminal at Beale and Howard Sts. will be in use until the new permanent Transbay Center is built. (Photo by Vanessa Guerra/ CALIFORNIA BEAT)

Out with the old, in with the new, right?

Commuters are still adjusting to the new Temporary Transbay Terminal at Beale and Howard Sts. after the old Transbay Terminal closed for demolition two weeks ago. The temporary bus station will be the San Francisco connection point for AC Transit’s Transbay buses, WestCat, Golden Gate Transit, MUNI and SamTrans.

Cover Stories, San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Tim Jue and Vanessa Guerra | 2 Aug 2010 | 7 Comments]
The Transbay Terminal, photographed on its opening day in 1939, greeted thousands of spectators in this photograph. (TJPA Photo)

There will be no grand ceremony, no formal salute and few goodbye tears marking the end of an era.

This Friday, the Transbay Transit Terminal, the drab gray building occupying three blocks of Mission Street that is often ridiculed for its utilitarian appearance and colonization by San Francisco’s homeless population, will close for good.

Oakland, Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 21 Jul 2010 | No Comments]
AC Transit passengers board a L-line bus bound for Richmond at the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

SAN FRANCISCO — A “rolling sick out” of AC Transit bus drivers continued for a third consecutive day after 250 operators called in sick Wednesday in a bitter labor dispute between the transit workers’ union and the agency, AC Transit officials said.

The “sick out” led to delays, canceled trips on many routes and longer waits by passengers who told the Beat that they were growing concerned about how long the labor action would last.