Transportation

12:50pm

Mon November 3, 2014
Transportation

Remembering Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi

Tom Magliozzi (1937-2014)
Richard Howard

This week, NPR lost a close member of the family. Tom Magliozzi, co-host of Car Talk, passed away at age 77 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. On this week's special edition of Car Talk, Ray Magliozzi will honor his older brother with his own memories, and his favorite Tom moments from the show.  Saturday, November 8 at 9am on KALW.

Read Susan Stamberg's remembrance here.

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5:02pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Transportation

San Francisco's Prop. L: Are motorists being put at the back of the bus?

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San Francisco paints itself as a green city, a city of walkers and bicyclists, a transportation friendly city. But some say San Francisco has taken its pro-pedestrian stance too far.

A group called the Restore Transportation Balance Coalition wants to take back the roads. That’s the goal of Proposition L, a declaration of policy to make the city’s parking meters, garages and traffic laws more car-friendly. But at what cost?

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5:45pm

Thu October 16, 2014
Transportation

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Blessing of the Fleet

All week long, we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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5:07pm

Tue September 23, 2014
Transportation

Getting around San Francisco after 65

Christine Atkinson being helped off an On Lok van by driver Esteban Escobedo.
Isabel Angell

Part of getting older means you can’t get around like you used to. Maybe you can’t drive a car anymore, or hike up those big San Francisco hills to catch the bus.

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5:23pm

Thu September 18, 2014
Transportation

What could collapse the Golden Gate Bridge?

The Golden Gate Bridge, standing strong.
Isabel Angell

Throughout film history, the Golden Gate Bridge has been leveled in earthquakes, ripped apart by apes, melted, and even bitten in half by a mega-shark.

But how would the iconic span fare in more realistic disaster scenarios? We're going to take a close look at three very real situations – overcrowding, a tsunami, and an earthquake – and find out if those disasters could bring down the Golden Gate Bridge.

Hassan Astaneh is a professor of structural engineering and bridge engineering at UC Berkeley.

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