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Caltrain Launches New 20% Off Monthly Pass DealCaltrain Launches New 20% Off Monthly Pass Deal
By - posted 4/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Deals, Travel

Caltrain wants to get you riding again, so they’ve launched a special limited time promotion. They’re offering 20% off their monthly passes, valid through September. Benefits 20% off Caltrain Monthly Pass (promotion valid April – September) Unlimited trips between all zones on weekends and holidays Touchless payment Free or Discounted transfers to VTA, SamTrans, SFMTA, more...

Big Sur's Highway 1 Reopens April 30Big Sur’s Highway 1 Reopens April 30
By - posted 4/12/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Travel, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SFGate and Fox News for sharing the news that California Highway 1 along Big Sur will reopen soon. The beautiful scenic highway along Big Sur washed away in January, due to a landslide near Rat Creek, by Mile Marker 30. 150 feet of the iconic road that fell into the more...

Big Rockslide Closed Hwy 50 Near Lake Tahoe This WeekendBig Rockslide Closed Hwy 50 Near Lake Tahoe This Weekend
By - posted 4/11/2021
Outdoorsy, Travel

Thanks to SF Gate and KRCA for letting us know that a rockslide Friday morning completely closed down Highway 50 at Echo Summit just outside of South Lake Tahoe for a few hours. The rock slide forces drivers to instead circle around to Highway 80 through Truckee or Highway 88. After blasting more...

New Airline Has $19 Flights from Santa Rosa (April 28 - May 27)New Airline Has $19 Flights from Santa Rosa (April 28 – May 27)
By - posted 4/9/2021
Brand New, Travel

Thanks to The Points Guy for letting us know about a brand new airline that’s flying out of Santa Rosa starting April 28th with super cheap fares. America’s first new mainline airline in nearly 15 years — Avelo Airlines — will fly nonstop from Santa Rosa Airport (STS) to Burbank Airport more...

SF's Muni Subway is Getting Wi-FiSF’s Muni Subway is Getting Wi-Fi
By - posted 4/6/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Travel

The recent wave of major subway repairs is finally wrapping up and customers can expect smoother, more reliable rides when Muni Metro reopens. New wayfinding signs and art projects are in place at Castro and West Portal stations, and – drumroll, please – Wi-Fi availability, thanks to routers installed in more...

SF's New Free Lake Merced Bus Service Starts Mar. 22SF’s New Free Lake Merced Bus Service Starts Mar. 22
By - posted 3/18/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Freebies, Only in San Francisco, Travel

Starting March 22, a new program will provide free access to SamTrans Route 122 within San Francisco between Lake Merced Boulevard and Lake Merced Hill. The SFMTA has teamed up with SamTrans to launch this pilot program, which allows residents to sign up to use the 122 while Muni service is limited due more...

Bay Bridge Proposal Ups HOV Lane to 5 Passengers Min.Bay Bridge Proposal Ups HOV Lane to 5 Passengers Min.
By - posted 3/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Travel

Thanks to Mr. Roadshow for sharing the news about big changes that might occur on the Bay Bridge which would require 5 passengers or more to utilize the carpool lane. A proposed bill in the California legislature, AB-455, aims to create the Bay Bridge Fast Forward Program to improve bus and more...

Monterey Bay Aquarium Plans May 2021 ReopeningMonterey Bay Aquarium Plans May 2021 Reopening
By - posted 3/11/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, Travel, What's Closed / What's Open

Having been closed for more than a year, the Monterey Bay Aquarium on March 11 finally announced an update on their reopening plans, with the goal of being open to the public by May 2021. “We’re very encouraged by the news from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), which has more...

25,000 Free Roundtrip Flights on Alaska Airlines for Californians25,000 Free Roundtrip Flights on Alaska Airlines for Californians
By - posted 3/3/2021
Deals, Freebies, Travel

Thanks to SFGate for sharing this special promotion from Alaska Airlines just for California residents. If you don’t already have an Alaska Airline’s free “Mileage Plan” account; be one of the first 25,000 people to sign up and score a free roundtrip flight – just pay the taxes and fees. Sign up more...

Clipper Card is Going Mobile (Finally)Clipper Card is Going Mobile (Finally)
By - posted 2/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Travel

Bartable just announced on Twitter this morning that Clipper is going mobile. A new Clipper app will be released on Apple Pay and Google Pay in the spring. No further details have been released yet, so we’re not entirely sure what the app will be capable of. Will you load your more...

SFMTA Says 97% of People Wear Masks on MuniSFMTA Says 97% of People Wear Masks on Muni
By - posted 2/16/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Travel

Thanks SFMTA for sharing the latest survey results that Muni customers are doing great at wearing masks. SFMTA is also handing out thousands of masks every week to those without one. Thanks SFMTA for helping to keep everyone safe, and thanks to riders for doing their part.  The spread of COVID-19 more...

Bike Across the Bay Bridge from Oakland to SF?Bike Across the Bay Bridge from Oakland to SF?
By - posted 2/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, Causes, Travel

Thanks to Streetsblog SF for sharing the news about the current petition for a quick-build bike lane across the Bay Bridge. Bicyclists are pushing to create a bike-friendly path to connect Oakland and San Francisco. Currently, you can bike from Oakland to Yerba Buena Island, but there’s no way to cycle more...

Get $100 for Visiting CA's Central CoastGet $100 for Visiting CA’s Central Coast
By - posted 2/1/2021
Brand New, Deals, Travel

About now, everyone could use a little break. One small town in California wants to give you a $100 voucher to explore their region for a couple of nights. Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the details of this fun promotion from Santa Maria Valley. The town, which is about 30 minutes south of more...

Huge Chunk of Big Sur's Highway 1 Falls Into OceanHuge Chunk of Big Sur’s Highway 1 Falls Into Ocean
By - posted 1/29/2021
Bay Area Updates, Storm Watch, Travel, What's Closed / What's Open, Wow

Sadly, a massive chunk of Highway 1 fell into the ocean during this week’s stormy weather. California Highway Patrol noted that the landslide occurred near Rat Creek, by Mile Marker 30 near the Big Creek Bridge, according to KTVU. Thankfully, no one was injured as there were no cars on the road more...

Could BART's Future Include a 2nd Transbay Crossing?Could BART’s Future Include a 2nd Transbay Crossing?
By - posted 1/28/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Travel

Thanks to SFGate for sharing the latest proposal from Bay Area Council Economic Institute which envisions the future of the Bay Area transit. One of the main features of their grand plan is to unlock the transbay bottleneck with a new transbay rail crossing between Oakland and San Francisco. A new transbay more...