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This is BART's "Unicorn" TrainThis is BART’s “Unicorn” Train
By - posted 5/17/2022
Transportation, Wow

Did you know BART has subway-like seating? In just one car only, BART has longitudinal seating. Alexander Hirji spotted the “unicorn” train car and shared his photo of the unique car on Twitter. BART replied announcing, it’s their unicorn: train car 3042. According to comments in the Twitter thread, this car more...

BART Testing New Transit Pass Compatible with All Bay Area Transit AgenciesBART Testing New Transit Pass Compatible with All Bay Area Transit Agencies
By - posted 5/14/2022
Bay Area Updates, Transportation

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation BART plans to launch a pilot program later this year to test the viability of a global transit pass compatible with every public transit agency in the nine-county Bay Area. The first phase of the pilot program could begin as early as August and more...

This is the Bay Area's New $2 On-Demand ShuttleThis is the Bay Area’s New $2 On-Demand Shuttle
By - posted 4/26/2022
Brand New, East Bay, Transportation

Richmond Moves, which is made possible through new grant funding from California Climate Investments, will bring equitable, sustainable, and tech-enabled transit to the city‍. On April 25, the City of Richmond and Via, the global leader in TransitTech, will officially launch Richmond Moves, the city’s first on-demand public shuttle service, expanding more...

BART, Muni, Caltrain, VTA, AC Transit All Drop Mask RulesBART, Muni, Caltrain, VTA, AC Transit All Drop Mask Rules
By - posted 4/20/2022
Oakland, San Francisco, Transportation, Travel

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California will no longer require masks on public transit and at transit hubs like bus stops and airports following the federal mask mandate for transit being struck down this week. What’s the latest? SF’s Muni including taxis and paratransit (effective 12:01am on 4/21) Caltrain, VTA and more...

SF's Muni and Caltrain Say Mask Mandate Still In Place (For Now)SF’s Muni and Caltrain Say Mask Mandate Still In Place (For Now)
By - posted 4/19/2022
Bay Area Updates, Masks, Transportation

A Monday ruling by a federal judge in Florida overturning mask mandates on public transportation doesn’t appear to be immediately changing most local transit agency policies, at least yet. SFMTA, Caltrain, The Vine transit services, and Solano County Transit all say that riders and staff are still required to wear face more...

SF’s Golden Gate Park May Get a Muni Subway StopSF’s Golden Gate Park May Get a Muni Subway Stop
By - posted 4/18/2022
Brand New, San Francisco, Transportation

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that San Francisco is considering expanding the Muni subway service across the city. SF is eying a new subway line to connect downtown to the Richmond neighborhood via Geary Boulevard, then it would to head to 19th Avenue before ending at Daly City more...

CDC Extends Muni/BART/Travel Mask Requirement 2 WeeksCDC Extends Muni/BART/Travel Mask Requirement 2 Weeks
By - posted 4/13/2022
Bay Area Updates, Masks, Transportation, Travel

Thanks to AP News for sharing the update that the nationwide mask requirement for public transit has been extended for 15 days in order for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases due to the BA.2 Omicron subvariant. The mask mandate for travel more...

California Proposes Ban on New Gas Vehicles by 2035California Proposes Ban on New Gas Vehicles by 2035
By - posted 4/13/2022
Green, Transportation

If enacted this summer, California’s mandate — the first in the world — would increase sales of electric or other zero-emission cars to 35% in 2026, and prohibit new gasoline or diesel cars by 2035. By Rachel Becker, CalMatters California’s clean-air regulators on Tuesday unveiled a far-reaching proposal requiring a ramp-up in more...

BART Trying to Make SFO Station Easier to UseBART Trying to Make SFO Station Easier to Use
By - posted 4/12/2022
Bay Area Updates, Transportation

BART has made changes to improve SFO BART station so that it’s now easier to use for locals and visitors. Just in time for spring and summer travel, BART has made transformative changes at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Station to make it easier than ever to take the train. more...

Tiny Homes Take Over Part of BART Parking LotTiny Homes Take Over Part of BART Parking Lot
By - posted 4/4/2022
Housing, Transportation

If you’re taking BART to the Castro Valley Station off Redwood Road, you may notice a peculiar sight in the parking lot. Two tiny homes, created by the Bay Area-based company Spacial, have landed at the spacious lot, which is currently underutilized by passengers as BART continues to welcome riders more...

Caltrain Cuts Fares 50% Just for April 2022Caltrain Cuts Fares 50% Just for April 2022
By - posted 4/3/2022
Deals, San Francisco, Transportation, Travel

Caltrain to Cut Fares 50% in April, Regular Weekday Service Resumes April 4 That means that 1 zone fares on your clipper card will now be just $1.60 (instead of $3.20) and a three zone fare (for example, Mountain View to San Francisco) would be $3.85 instead of $7.70. Caltrain will be more...

SF's Central Subway Likely Delayed (Again!)SF’s Central Subway Likely Delayed (Again!)
By - posted 3/30/2022
Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Transportation

Oh no… it looks like SFMTA’s Central Subway will likely be delayed yet again. Thanks to SFist for the scoop. SFMTA says the Central Subway is set to open on September 9, 2022, but The San Francisco Standard has sources who report that the Central Subway is not likely to open more...

President Biden Proposes $200 Million for BART's Silicon Valley ExtensionPresident Biden Proposes $200 Million for BART’s Silicon Valley Extension
By - posted 3/29/2022
Bay Area Updates, Transportation

President Joe Biden has earmarked an additional $200 million for the Silicon Valley BART Extension Phase II in his upcoming proposed budget, a spokesperson for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority announced on Monday. The project will extend BART alignment from the North San Jose Berryessa station through downtown San Jose more...

Check Out the Evolution of SF's Muni Uniforms Since 1912Check Out the Evolution of SF’s Muni Uniforms Since 1912
By - posted 3/28/2022
Only in San Francisco, Transportation

SFMTA has been sharing never-before-seen photos of Muni operator uniforms through time. See how their uniforms have evolved over the past 110 years. SFMTA has shared photos thus far from 1912 to 1968. They’ll be sharing the rest of the photos up to the present on their Instagram.   View this post on Instagram   A more...

By 2023 GG Park Museums Will Have 60+ ADA Parking SpacesBy 2023 GG Park Museums Will Have 60+ ADA Parking Spaces
By - posted 3/17/2022
Bay Area Updates, Getting Help, San Francisco, Transportation

San Francisco has listened. Now that it looks like JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park is going car-free, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is trying to address ADA concerns by adding more ADA parking and accessibility. After hearing concerns from older people and people with disabilities that closing some more...