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2:29pm

Sat July 6, 2013
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Plane crashes on the runway at SFO

A picture tweeted by David Eun, Samsung exec who said he was on the flight (via Twitter)
https://twitter.com/Eunner

A Boeing 777 crashed on the runway at SFO today. For updates, follow KQED's breaking news page devoted to the crash:

http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/07/06/airliner-crash-lands-at-san-francisco-international-airport/

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4:00pm

Fri July 5, 2013
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Ride-sharing apps soar during BART strike

The BART strike left hundreds of thousands of Bay Area commuters scrambling for a way to work, but some companies found an upside:  ride-sharing apps like Avego and Sidecar all experienced huge bumps in ridership during the strike.

Sidecar, an app that lets people request a ride from the nearest driver, said it gave 40 percent more rides than than the previous Monday, and had twice as many people sign up for the app than usual. The company also had double the usual number of people applying to be drivers, and had been offering more trainings to accommodate them.

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12:59pm

Tue July 2, 2013
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BART strike enters 2nd day, commutes worsen

UPDATE 1:37PM:

BART officials just announced that negotiations will resume tonight at 6pm. BART spokesperson Rick Rice said, "After one full day of no meetings, we are eager to get back to the table.”

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Tuesday’s commute seems to be shaping up to be worse than yesterday's. Freeways backed up sooner, ferry lines were longer, and the free shuttles that BART provided from five East Bay stations filled up quicker.

Meanwhile, BART and its unions have yet to sit down to talks since Sunday, although both sides did speak with a state mediator last night.

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10:38am

Tue July 2, 2013
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BART strike continues

LA Times: BART strike enters Day 2, promising more commuting chaos

Excerpt: “I wish I had news for you, but BART hasn’t offered any new proposals to bring about a resolution, and we’re on the second day of our strike,” said Cecille Isidro, a spokeswoman with Service Employees International Union Local 1021 – one of the two unions striking. “They have not come back with any proposals that address critical safety issues and fair pay.”

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10:45am

Mon July 1, 2013
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BARTocalypse? For this reporter, not so much.

My view from the carpool-- a bit nicer than the transbay tube

While BARTocalpyse was causing major trouble over in Oakland, the commuters at the El Cerrito del Norte BART station at the Richmond border seemed calm. That’s where I was this morning, trying to get to Potrero Hill in San Francisco.

Del Norte is one of the four stations in the East Bay where BART is providing a free roundtrip shuttle to Oakland and SF, and several main AC Transit lines run right by it. That might have helped congestion at the nearby casual carpool line, where there were about 20 cars waiting for riders to walk up.

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