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[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.

Silicon Valley, The Bay Area, Traffic & Transit, Travel Beat »

[By Beat News Service | 25 Nov 2012 | No Comments]

The California Highway Patrol and local police agencies reported at least a dozen traffic deaths on Northern California roadways over the Thanksgiving holiday, marking a bloody increase in the number of fatalities during one of the busiest periods for travel each year.

One of the deadliest crashes happened Saturday evening when a 2004 Toyota Prius crossed the center line and slammed head-on into a van on Highway 50 east of Placerville.

San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 15 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments]
Two center lanes of Church St. will be converted to transit-only lanes as part of a pilot project to speed MUNI service. (Courtesy SFMTA)

A three-block stretch of Church Street will become part of an experiment to expedite service on two of San Francisco’s busiest and chronically late transit lines.

The city’s Municipal Transportation Agency will convert the two center lanes of traffic — one in each direction — of Church St. between Duboce Ave. and 16th St. for use exclusively by MUNI vehicles and taxis 24 hours a day.

Cover Stories, San Francisco »

[By Beat News Service | 19 May 2012 | No Comments]
THE CITY'S FRAT PARTY attracted people from around the world during the 99th running of the ING Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco Sunday, May 15, 2010. (Photo by Vanessa Guerra/ CALIFORNIA BEAT)

Some see it as a century-old quintessially San Francisco tradition; others view it as a mobile fraternity party that goes on for miles.

On Sunday, tens of thousands will take part in the 101st running of the Bay to Breakers race, an annual tradition that brings out everyone from professional runners to costumed crime-fighters — and others who wear nothing at all.

BART Police Shooting, San Francisco, The Bay Area, Traffic & Transit »

[By Andrew Leonard | 8 Sep 2011 | No Comments]

A protest at Powell Street BART station Thursday evening led to dozens of arrests and delayed commuters attempting to ride BART.

BART Police in riot gear lined the entrances to the station at approximately 5:30 p.m., denying entrance to the subterranean courtyard and entrance gates of Powell Street station. More than 30 people were detained, including up to a dozen journalists, the Beat has learned.

San Francisco »

[By Beat News Service | 11 Nov 2010 | No Comments]
Twitpic via @Sky1Ron (Ron Cervi/ KCBS Radio)

A distraught man who said he was suffering from marital problems threatened to explode a car-load of explosives and leap from the upper deck of the Bay Bridge Thursday morning, forcing a two-hour shut down of the upper deck.

The man, identified by the California Highway Patrol as a Antioch-resident in his 50s, stopped his black SUV on the suspension portion of the bridge at 7:30 a.m. and threatened authorities, who forced a hard closure of the bridge at the peak of the morning commute.

Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 9 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments]

A Hayward man in his 50s hauling a container of Asian pears across the upper deck of the Bay Bridge during the early morning hours Monday became the first fatality stemming from the troublesome bypass curve installed over the Labor Day weekend.

Official and witness accounts of how the man died are horrific.

Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 28 Oct 2009 | No Comments]

There was a lot of teeth gnashing Wednesday.

Everyone did it: the guy stuck in that 10-mile long back-up trying to get across the Golden Gate Bridge, the woman crammed into a packed BART train next to the kid with bad B.O., and the folks at Caltrans wondering just how a brace installed over the Labor Day weekend to repair a cracked eyebar simply fell apart.

The Bay Area limped along without the Bay Bridge.

Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 28 Oct 2009 | One Comment]

Today’s Bay Bridge closure is creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to get to and from work.

Fleet Week, San Francisco »

[By California Beat | 2 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments]

For anyone planning to drive into San Francisco during this year’s Fleet Week celebration, just take one look at the sign we snapped during last year’s event and we’re sure you’re having second doubts about doing that right about now.

You see, special events like Fleet Week which draws large crowds into town give parking lot operators along the city’s waterfront another reason to raise parking rates to moon-scraping rates.