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Amid a nationwide bus driver shortage, transit agencies in the Sn Francisco Bay Area haven’t been able to fill vacant positions fast enough.
East Bay Times
December 16, 2019, 11am PST
One person’s return to the San Francisco Bay Area meant facing the dystopian realities of the rental market.
Harper's Magazine
December 5, 2019, 8am PST
The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, connecting the East Bay and the North Bay near San Francisco, is 63 years old, but a local elected official is thinking about how to replace it.
The Mercury News
November 4, 2019, 1pm PST
A summer program incorporated adaptive bikes into the region’s bikeshare network as a first step in making the system accessible to more riders.
Next City
October 2, 2019, 8am PDT
Project priorities for the Faster Bay Area ballot initiative, speculatively proposed for the November 2020 election, have not yet been specified. But BART's new general manager has ideas about the money could be spent.
The Mercury News
September 5, 2019, 11am PDT
Northern San Joaquin Valley transit officials are eying a $100 billion Bay Area transportation measure to potentially fund a $1 billion rail tunnel for two commuter railroads to bring workers to the East Bay and Silicon Valley.
The Sacramento Bee
August 14, 2019, 2pm PDT
A feature article revisits the gentrification and displacement discussion, especially as it pertains to racial and economic demographics, in one of the nation's most troubled and challenging housing markets.
The Mercury News
July 29, 2019, 10am PDT
How far is BART willing to go to stop people from jumping fare gates? Social media users have called new fare gates "skull crushers" and "inverted guillotines."
KQED
July 21, 2019, 11am PDT
Transportation and land use are being considered together at a new scale in the Bay Area, as transit oriented development pops up next to BART stations all over the region.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Transit officials pass on a proposal to take a closer look at the possibility of an integrated fare system that would simplify transit travel in the Bay Area.
Streetsblog SF
June 18, 2019, 10am PDT
The tech industry giant answers a call to do more to help alleviate housing prices in the region it calls home by promising to build tens of thousands of units on its own land.
The Mercury News
May 26, 2019, 11am PDT
A new apartment building is going up in Danville, California, but the affordable housing it will provide is a drop in the bucket compared to the state’s massive housing needs.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 8, 2019, 9am PST
An upcoming project will raise the clearance height of connectors, but construction is expected to bring even more delays to the heavily used network.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 20, 2019, 9am PST
Skyrocketing rental costs are hitting low-income residents even harder as available subsidized housing continues to disappear.
The Mercury News
January 28, 2019, 12pm PST
A large group of technology and philanthropic foundations has announced multiple funds to help mitigate the crisis of housing affordability in the Bay Area. It's the second such effort announced already this year.
The New York Times
January 17, 2019, 10am PST
Low-income transit users desperately need a break on fares. A discount is on its way, but won’t be available until later in the year, and transit advocates say it’s not enough.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 16, 2019, 11am PST
The San Francisco Bay ferry system is growing as commuters flee congested roads and overcrowded BART cars.
The Mercury News
October 23, 2018, 1pm PDT
A local issue with regional consequences: Measure JJ would approve a scaled back version of a development proposal at the Baylands site in the San Francisco suburb of Brisbane.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 11, 2018, 5am PDT
Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area has resulted in distinct mobility patterns and significant race and class inequalities.
Urban Displacement Project
October 9, 2018, 7am PDT
The new sensor technology gives riders up to a minute to drop, cover, and hold on.
Mercury News