Projecting a $132 million shortfall over the next five years, the Golden Gate Bridge district is seeking public comment on 29 ways to cut costs — including eliminating 18 daily buses to San Francisco that have low ridership....Four bus routes from Santa Rosa to the city — buses 72, 73, 75 and 76 — are proposed to be consolidated or eliminated.
Responding to criticism that the guidelines could discourage development in areas near freeways and industries, the Bay Area Air Quality Board has decided to hold two more public workshops and separate meetings with city and county planners before taking the vote....The air district is proposing the guidelines to help cities and counties decide when to require developers to conduct studies on whether their projects cause pollution with potential health risks.
In many states, travelers who take Amtrak's long-distance trains for vacations or out-of-state business trips board in the middle of the night and return home from such cities as Chicago or New York City at times that are just as inconvenient. But some improvements are on the way. Amtrak, the country's only major passenger train system, is re-examining timetables and finding other ways to improve its 15 national routes to bring in more riders and revenue.
Muni drivers and management remain as far apart as ever over the city's demand for major contract concessions - but then, the list of proposed take-backs is long....Management also wants to reassign the six employees now paid to do union business full time. And it wants to boost the workload for the three dozen or so "full-time" drivers who, for reasons no one can explain, are now assigned to just one run a day.
Bay Area drivers can be thankful for small favors, with gas prices inching up only four cents a gallon over the last month. Unfortunately, summer, with its higher demand and concomitant higher gas prices, is approaching.
As federal and local officials plot out the future of U.S.
There are five sites in Santa Clara County where you can buy CNG — which is running under $2 a gallon — including one at the San Jose airport.
It's tempting to offer BART riders a fare cut, especially after an increase last year, reduced service, and - let's not forget - the system's battered image after the police shooting of Oscar Grant last year. But the idea isn't coming from budget planners or BART staff. It's floated by board members who are up for reelection this fall. While bridge fares, gas prices and parking are going up, wouldn't it be great to run as the commuter's friend who lowered ticket prices?
With hopes of closing a projected $132 million deficit and decreasing congestion, the operator of San Francisco's world-famous Golden Gate Bridge is considering moving toward a cashless toll system.