Transportation

10:58am

Wed May 1, 2013
Transportation

AC Transit cancels fare hike, considers a decrease

(photo by Paul Sullivan via flickr)

Typically transit agencies raise prices as time goes by, not lower them. But AC Transit, the bus system that services Alameda and Contra Costa County in the East Bay Area, has canceled its fare increase scheduled for July – and it might even get cheaper to ride the bus. 

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10:04pm

Fri April 26, 2013
Transportation

Bids to build SF Central Subway are $100 million over city's estimates

The site of the future Union Square station on the Central Subway (photo via flickr user Steve Rhodes)

The bids are in to build San Francisco’s Central Subway project – and the price tag will be over $100 million more than the city expected.

The Central Subway will be a 1.7-mile tunnel under the heart of the city for Muni’s T-Third light rail line. The subway will finally provide a connection from the up-and-coming South of Market neighborhood to densely populated Chinatown.

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12:38pm

Fri April 19, 2013
Transportation

California's high-speed rail gets first contractor

California's planned high-speed rail system (via flickr user Richard Masoner)

The first construction phase for California’s high-speed rail plan to link San Francisco and Los Angeles in under three hours has a builder. And the bid came in $200 million under expectations. 

The California High Speed Rail Authority has chosen the Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons joint venture as the winning bid for initial construction on the first 28-mile segment of the the line in California’s Central Valley between Madera and Fresno.

"Today is a significant milestone," Authority CEO Jeff Morales said in a statement. 

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6:34pm

Thu April 18, 2013
Transportation

Golden Gate Toll Booth

Bikes are a common sight around San Francisco, and one of the most celebrated city experiences is biking across the Golden Gate. If you do that on a regular basis, you’ve surely noticed that there are no more toll collecting officers on the Bridge. Earlier this month, we spoke with Jacquie Dean who worked for 18 years in a Golden Gate Bride Toll Booth. After airing her story, we asked what listeners thought about the new toll system.

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4:55pm

Wed April 10, 2013
Transportation

San Francisco Airport bans rideshare app companies from taxi line

The taxi line at SFO (photo via flickr user photonburst)

 

Last month, San Francisco International Airport issued cease-and-desist orders to six different app-based rideshare companies like LyftSideCar, and UberX.

These companies connect regular drivers –not licensed taxi or limo drivers– to passengers via smartphone app. The driver gets paid through a voluntary donation, also done through the app.

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