public transportation

7:14pm

Mon January 27, 2014
Transportation

Voices on the bus: the people who depend on AC Transit

Long-time AC Transit rider Walter Davis gets off the bus at 14th and Market in Oakland.
Isabel Angell

East Bay bus agency AC Transit doesn’t have the ridership or wide-reaching reputation of BART or San Francisco’s Muni. But about 100,000 people take an AC Transit bus every day-- and those riders are disproportionately lower-income, elderly, and less likely to own a car.

Over the past few years, the AC Transit has seen deep service cuts and major fare increases. At two dollars and ten cents, it’s the Bay Area’s most expensive most expensive local bus ride.

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5:16pm

Wed October 16, 2013

5:33pm

Mon August 5, 2013
Transportation

New Warriors arena in San Francisco not a slam dunk

Arena rendering by Snøhetta and AECOM

San Francisco’s waterfront is booming. It’s become a major destination for tourists and locals, celebrated two World Series wins, and is currently playing host to an international sailing race. There’s a new cruise ship terminal, and a re-invented Exploratorium. And now the waterfront is preparing itself for another huge makeover.

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6:59pm

Mon December 3, 2012
Arts & Culture

Finding artistic inspiration in your fellow commuter

Local painter Brett Amory’s series “Waiting” is inspired by the Bay Area’s commuters.
Brett Amory

Time spent riding BART or Muni can be one of the least inspiring parts of a parson's day. It’s a time spent mostly waiting to be somewhere else. Commuters with headphones snaked from ear to ear, eyes focused on smartphones and iPads, or on the pages of books and newspapers. On the train, it’s sometimes too loud to talk to anyone, even when you want to.

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