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.
Smart growth proponents have long predicted that the ever-greater expansion of suburbia would one day reach its limit, prompting a renewed interest in central city living.
An LED sign mounted above a display case, to the left of the ice cream counter and the right of the life-sized cow. In red letters that scroll across the face, it displays arrival times for the next two buses. The sign was built not by the MBTA, but by a 42-year-old software engineer and entrepreneur who lives around the corner and wanted a better way to catch the bus. With $350 in materials and an afternoon’s work, Benjamin Resner accomplished what the T has been talking about doing for years.
The view from a warehouse roof here is consistent. In every direction, there are blocks and blocks of warehouse roofs baking in the Southern California sun. Rather than letting them sit bare, a California utility hopes to blanket roofs like these with solar panels to produce enough electricity to power 162,000 homes