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World's 1st Hydrogen-Powered Ferry Begins Service July 19 in SFWorld’s 1st Hydrogen-Powered Ferry Begins Service July 19 in SF
By - posted 7/14/2024
Brand New, Green, Only in San Francisco, Transportation

San Francisco Bay Ferry is now home to MV Sea Change, the world’s first commercial passenger ferry powered 100% by zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells. The vessel will begin service to the public on July 19, offering free transportation 7 days a week between Pier 41 and the Downtown San Francisco more...

New Free Oakland-Alameda Water Taxi Service Launches July 17New Free Oakland-Alameda Water Taxi Service Launches July 17
By - posted 7/12/2024
Brand New, East Bay, Freebies, Transportation

A brand new — and free — Oakland Alameda Water Shuttle (OAWS) pilot service will launch Wednesday morning, July 17. The OAWS, named Woodstock, will carry people across the Oakland Estuary, Wednesday through Sunday, for the next two years. It will offer 37 trips per day that take under 10 minutes. The more...

SF's Central Freeway Might Be Torn DownSF’s Central Freeway Might Be Torn Down
By - posted 5/31/2024
Bay Area Updates, Housing, New Parks, San Francisco, Transportation

San Francisco’s Central Freeway (the stub of 101 that runs from the 280 to Octavia over Division Street) might get torn down and replaced with a park. Vision Blvd is a grassroots San Francisco campaign, calling for the complete removal of the Central Freeway and replace it with abundant new housing, more...

SF's Open-Air "Boat Tram" is Back this SummerSF’s Open-Air “Boat Tram” is Back this Summer
By - posted 5/24/2024
Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Transportation

San Francisco’s iconic boat tram is coming back this summer. Look out for Muni’s most popular streetcar, 1934 Blackpool, England Boat Tram 233. They’re testing the historic open-air boat tram currently and plan to run it all summer. The opening date for service has not yet been announced. “Jolly Roger” will run as more...

Giants Fans Get New Ballpark Ferry to Oracle Park From PeninsulaGiants Fans Get New Ballpark Ferry to Oracle Park From Peninsula
By - posted 5/16/2024
Brand New, Transportation

Thanks to the Daily Journal for sharing that Giants fans will soon have a brand new way to get to Oracle Park. A new ballpark ferry line will shuttle fans from Redwood City out of the Port of Redwood City as a pilot program. The ferry will run five round trips more...

Highway 1 Near Big Sur Reopens After 2 Month ClosureHighway 1 Near Big Sur Reopens After 2 Month Closure
By - posted 5/16/2024
Reopening, Road Trip, Transportation, Travel

A portion of Highway 1, near Big Sur, which was severely damaged by recent storms, is set to reopen more than a week ahead of schedule this Friday, May 17. Caltrans will open the portion of Highway 1 closed by the Rocky Creek slip-out to traffic, starting at 6:30 a.m. more...

Here's Where SF's 33 Speed Cameras Will BeHere’s Where SF’s 33 Speed Cameras Will Be
By - posted 4/18/2024
Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Transportation

San Francisco is installing speed cameras around the city. Why is San Francisco installing speed safety cameras? In San Francisco, unsafe speed is one of the most common primary collision factors in crashes that result in injuries. Speeding is dangerous for myriad reasons: a driver’s field of vision is narrowed, reducing the more...

Last Chance to Ride BART's Old Trains is April 20thLast Chance to Ride BART’s Old Trains is April 20th
By - posted 4/10/2024
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, Sponsored, Transportation

BART invites the public to join us to mark and celebrate the end of an era: the last run of BART’s legacy trains composed of rail cars that have been serving the Bay Area for more than half a century. We’re calling the event “Riding into History: Final Run of more...

SF Offers 2 Hours Free Parking in Chinatown All MonthSF Offers 2 Hours Free Parking in Chinatown All Month
By - posted 2/3/2024
Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Transportation

To help bring more people to Chinatown, San Francisco just announced that it is now offering 2 hours free parking at the Portsmouth Square Garage throughout the month of February to help celebrate Chinese New Year. 2 Hours Free Parking at Portsmouth Square Garage – Feb. 2024 733 Kearny Street (btwn, Clay more...

Bikes Now Allowed on BART's EscalatorsBikes Now Allowed on BART’s Escalators
By - posted 1/9/2024
Bay Area Updates, Green, Transportation

BART is going all in on bikes! Beginning January 1, 2024, bikes are now allowed on most of the escalators throughout the BART system to help make it easier for people to bring their bikes on board the train. This change was approved by the BART Board of Directors at the more...

Avoid SF Parking Tickets w/ Help from Brand New AppAvoid SF Parking Tickets w/ Help from Brand New App
By - posted 12/30/2023
Brand New, Getting Help, Transportation

Thanks to the San Francisco Standard for sharing the news about a brand new app to help prevent parking tickets. A local San Francisco couple, Pablo Felgueres and MaryLouise Howell, was sick of getting parking tickets for forgetting to move their car for street cleaning. So, over a weekend, they got more...

This is Muni's New Seating ArrangementThis is Muni’s New Seating Arrangement
By - posted 12/26/2023
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Transportation

SFMTA has just shared its new seating arrangement. “At the SFMTA, we’re committed to improving service every way we can, and your input is critical to doing it. Our LRV4 Muni fleet is newer and easier to clean and maintain. These state-of-the-art vehicles are helping us make dramatic improvements in Muni more...

SF Offering Free Muni (& Extra Service) for New Year's Eve 2023/24SF Offering Free Muni (& Extra Service) for New Year’s Eve 2023/24
By - posted 12/22/2023
New Year's Eve, Transportation

Don’t drink and drive, let Muni do the driving. For the 24th consecutive year, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will offer free rides on New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 31 through 5 a.m. on Monday, January 1. Extra Muni Subway Service will be provided from 8 p.m. more...

BART Fares Are Going Up January 1stBART Fares Are Going Up January 1st
By - posted 12/13/2023
Bay Area Updates, Transportation

Unfortunately, on Monday, January 1, 2024, BART fares will increase by 5.5%. However, those who qualify for low-income fares will see a benefit in the new year; their discount will increase to 50%. A modest fare increase and a deeper discount on fares for qualifying lower-income riders will both go into more...

SF Parking Meter Hours Will Not Be Extended to 10pm & Sunday (Thank Goodness)SF Parking Meter Hours Will Not Be Extended to 10pm & Sunday (Thank Goodness)
By - posted 11/22/2023
Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Transportation

Thank goodness… San Francisco’s parking meter hours will not be expanded. Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has reached an agreement with SFMTA to put the brakes on their plan to expand the hours parking meters would be enforced. SFMTA proposed expanding the meter more...