Transportation Watch http://kalw.org en The glory that was the original Bay Bridge http://kalw.org/post/glory-was-original-bay-bridge <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-6b2d59a1-4cb0-e2b4-ffe6-f27ea9f99a45" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Nearly 80 years ago t</span></span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: 1;">he Bay Bridge was described in a live broadcast on NBC Radio as “the largest, longest, and greatest completed highway bridge in the world.”</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:35:43 +0000 Steven Short 31932 at http://kalw.org The glory that was the original Bay Bridge Bike riding 101: Adventures in urban biking http://kalw.org/post/bike-riding-101-adventures-urban-biking <p>In California, once your feet leave the ground and hit the pedals of your bike, you’re under the same rules of the road as cars and trucks. But, the thing about riding a bike is that, unlike driving a car, you don’t need a license. There is no test. Once your parents take off the training wheels and let go of the back of your bike, &nbsp;you’re pretty much on your own.&nbsp;</p><p>I report on transportation for&nbsp;KALW, but I hardly ever ride my bike. I decided to take an urban bike riding class to learn everything you need to know about riding your bike in the Bay Area.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 01:17:20 +0000 Julie Caine 5043 at http://kalw.org Bike riding 101: Adventures in urban biking Majority of Bay Area residents support a transit strike ban http://kalw.org/post/majority-bay-area-residents-support-transit-strike-ban <div class="article-description" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 23.75px;"><p style="margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.5em;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Over half of Bay Area residents support a ban on transit strikes, bu Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:02:08 +0000 Isabel Angell 37133 at http://kalw.org Majority of Bay Area residents support a transit strike ban AC Transit board to vote on new fare structure http://kalw.org/post/ac-transit-board-vote-new-fare-structure <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">AC Transit’s Board of Directors will vote on a new fare structure today that would raise some fares. Local advocates are protesting the increase, saying it disproportionately affects lower-income riders and other vulnerable groups. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:37:31 +0000 Isabel Angell 37031 at http://kalw.org AC Transit board to vote on new fare structure Experts raise concern about Bay Bridge rods http://kalw.org/post/experts-raise-concern-about-bay-bridge-rods <div class="article-description" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 23.75px;"><p style="margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.5em;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Two Bay Area engineers have released Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:12:49 +0000 Isabel Angell 36918 at http://kalw.org Experts raise concern about Bay Bridge rods