Transportation

6:30pm

Mon March 18, 2013
Transportation

BART tries out letting bikes on board during commute hours

A bike commuter rides BART during a pilot period that allows bikes on trains during peak hours.
Isabel Angell

Usually, bikes aren’t allowed on San Francisco-bound BART trains during peak morning commute hours, or back to the East Bay in the evening. And they’re not allowed in the 19th Street or 12th Street stations during commute hours at all. But this week, BART has opened up all hours and stations to bikers. It’s a trial period, and to make it work, BART officials and cycling groups are urging to riders follow the rules: no bikes on the first three cars during peak hours, and no bikes on crowded trains.

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4:50pm

Wed March 13, 2013
Transportation

Anti-Islam ads return to Muni

A controversial Muni ad from last year's campaign by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (photo from flickr user Steve Rhodes)

Many San Franciscans were shocked by anti-Islam advertisements that appeared on ten Muni buses Monday. The ads show inflammatory quotes by Islamic fundamentalists accompanied by a picture of the speaker, an anonymous terrorist, and in one case, a victim. One shows a picture of Osama Bin Laden next to the quote: “The first thing that we are calling you is to Islam,” alongside an image of the burning World Trade Center.

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5:54pm

Sun March 10, 2013
Transportation

California is least improved in highway conditions

The I-880 freeway in Oakland, Calif.
Julie Caine

4:24pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Transportation

BART fares and parking fees set to rise

(photo by Isabel Angell)

Public transportation costs are set to rise in the Bay Area, a region with some of the most congested freeways and longest commute distances in the country. Last week, BART directors came together and voted to pass increases for ride fares and parking fees. These increases are designed to be small and incremental and to rise with inflation. The first fare hike will happen on January 1, 2014 and will raise prices by 5.2 percent. That means the average ride will go from $3.59 to $3.78. Further fare increases will be implemented every two years until 2020.

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10:44am

Tue March 5, 2013
Transportation

How does your commute time compare to the rest of the nation?

The average travel time to work in the United States is 25.4 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Move around the map or enter your town or zip code to find commute times for your area. 

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