SF Transit History Bike Tour with Chris Carlsson

From ShapingSF:

Discover lost freeways, ghosts of train routes, and a vivid account of how San Franciscans moved around this peninsula through time. Hear about the violent strikes that shaped public transit, the graft and corruption that conquered the Outside Lands. It’s a social, historical and critical 4-hour tour through the city’s transportation past and present.

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Another look at the basement of Transbay, waiting for its trains. Photo: Streetsblog/Rudick

Eyes Under the Street: A Tour of the Transbay Train Box

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This wraps up the first week of operations for the new Salesforce Transit Center, phase 1. Reviews are in, and most people seem to love the rooftop park and the grand design of the facility. But what about phase 2, the train station below it–and the thing that makes it the future Grand Central Station of […]

eBART Extension Nears Bid, Rep Garamendi Tours Station Sites

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Images: BART With bids for the eBART extension project expected in early February, newly elected Congressman John Garamendi from California’s 10th District conducted a tour of the planned station sites of BART’s 10-mile extension from Pittsburg Bay Point to Antioch. Garamendi joined BART Director Joel Keller, Brentwood Mayor Robert Taylor, and representatives from the Contra […]

Open Thread: Ban Cell Phone Talk on Transit?

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Transit agencies have long wrestled with it: how deeply involved should they get with enforcing common courtesy by prohibiting or fining people for rude behavior such as refusing to move to the center of a crowded train or bus, leaving bags on seats, and yakking loudly on the cell phone? The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit […]