The heat wave the last few days has caused problems for many people, including BART riders on train cars with malfunctioning air conditioner units. The fastest way to get the cooling units fixed, BART says, is for riders to report the problem through the train car intercom system. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for September, 2010
How dare you cut bus service that riders need to get to jobs, school, doctor’s appointments, social service offices and other places, said Michelle Rousey, an Oakland resident in a wheelchair, to a sober AC Transit board Wednesday night. “It’s not just about the dollar. There are people behind this, ” she said.
Despite pleas like this in a dramatic session, the transit board unanimously voted to slash weekend and late night service in December in what is planned to be the third cut this year. Board members agreed the transit system is headed in a downward spiral and openly expressed worries about where it will end. Read the rest of this entry »
Some 5,474 people died last year in this country in traffic crashes linked to distracted driving practices like texting or making cell phone calls, Obama administration transportation leaders said today at a summit on trying to reduce the carnage. That’s a heavy toll for people not paying attention. Read the rest of this entry »
The BART board this morning gave its final permission to award the contact to build a rail extension to the Oakland International Airport. The $484 million project project has been delayed by funding questions and a long simmering debate about whether it should be scrapped in favor of a cheaper plan for express buses.
The 7-1 vote of the board gave General Manager Dorothy Dugger authority to immediately award contracts to private companies to build and operate the 3.2-mile cable-propelled tram system on elevated tracks from the BART Coliseum station to the airport. Read the rest of this entry »