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Archive for March, 2010

Bike loans give lift to riders

A lot of commuters get car loans to pay for their vehicles, but what about bike loans to finance two wheelers?  A neighborhood credit union in San Francisco offers bike loans much like car loans.

Read here about the program described in the San Francisco Appeal, an online newspaper.

Bikes are expensive. A buyer can easily spend $500 to $800 for basic  models, and more for higher performance ones. So it makes sense that a financial institution would offer bike loans with lower interest rates than a consumer would pay with a credit card purchase. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
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Big transit changes in East Bay

Many East Bay public transit riders need to know about some big service changes this weekend. Tonight at 9 p.m, BART begins a weekend closure of the tracks between the Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill station.

On Sunday, AC Transit revamps  more than 100 bus lines from Richmond to Fremont to save money. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2010
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Ferry serving Delta islands back in service

One of two free ferries operated by Caltrans returns to service in the Delta tomorrow after an overhaul.  

 The J-Mack, which provides service on Highway 220 between Ryer Island in Solano County and Grand Island in Sacramento County, returns to service about 3 p.m. tomorrow afternoon after upgrades to the ferry’s electrical and mechanical systems. A Sacramento Bee story tells us that the 41-year-old ferry also got a fresh coat of paint. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, March 1st, 2010
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Slow that traffic on Antioch Bridge. Nets to exclude birds to be installed

Slow the bridge traffic. Protect the birds.

Traffic on the Antioch Bridge will be limited to one way at a time at night for two or three nights  – starting at 9 p.m. tonight - so Caltrans’ contractors can install  bird-exclusion nets over bridge supports. The nets are part of preparations for seismic upgrades on the span later this year. To keep wild birds out of harm’s way during the construction work, contractors will install the nets, forcing any birds looking for nesting sites to to go somewhere else during the upcoming nesting season. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, March 1st, 2010
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