Transportation

5:18pm

Wed October 16, 2013
Transportation

Hitchhiking A Tech Shuttle

 

Real talk: I’m not the biggest fan of San Francisco public transportation. So when I first heard of the alternative transportation network of private buses coursing through the arteries of the city, my ears perked up. Imagine: buses with wifi, plush seats, sun roofs, arriving at reasonable intervals. Surely they had room for one more?

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5:16pm

Wed October 16, 2013

5:14pm

Wed October 16, 2013
Transportation

Silicon Valley commuter shuttles hit home in San Francisco neighborhoods

A Facebook shuttle pulls over in a Muni stop on 18th Street to pick up employees for the morning commute.
Liz Pfeffer

4:07pm

Wed October 16, 2013
Transportation

Regulating the Google Buses: the SFMTA's plan for private shuttles

A Muni bus passes a "Google Bus" in San Franisco (photo by Sven Eberlein)
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Private shuttles have been using Muni stops in San Francisco for a while. But they’ve mostly been smaller buses, for hospitals and universities. In the past few years though, bigger charter buses for tech companies like Google and Genentech have also started to use Muni stops.

In total, the private shuttles regularly use more than 200 Muni stops around the city. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) spokesperson Kristen Holland says the tech buses’ rising popularity has started to cause Muni delays.

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8:47am

Wed October 16, 2013
Transportation

BART talks continue; no strike Wednesday

BART is still running as of Wednesday
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BART’s unions called off a strike for the fourth time in less than a week as the two sides continue to try to hammer out a deal. Around 10:30 PM on Tuesday night, federal mediator George Cohen stepped outside to confirm that talks were continuing.

“Progress is being made,” Cohen said, adding that trains would run on Wednesday. Both sides say Cohen, who helped solve the NFL and NBA labor disputes, has been an asset in the negotiations.

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