Oakland - Transportation & Infrastructure

Feb 23, 2021

Large stretch of West Oakland street renamed in honor of Black Panther Party co-founder

Last Wednesday, a three-block stretch of West Oakland's Ninth Street was renamed to pay homage to the co-founder of the Black Panther Party, Dr. Huey P. Newton — another example of recent acts honoring the legacy of the Black Panther movement. Read More

Nov 25, 2020

Free public WiFi coming to large sections of Oakland

Oakland is closing the digital divide with a $7.7 million CARES Act grant that will provide free public WiFi to as much as 85% of the city. Read More

Aug 12, 2020

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF & Oakland: Thursday, August 13

Take a virtual drawing class, learn about human DNA, or discover the role played by women's organizations in the civic life of Oakland. Read More

Jul 25, 2019
Oakland SoMa

Transbay buses set return date to Salesforce Transit Center

Nearly a year after the Salesforce Transit Center was forced to close, AC Transit buses are finally coming back. Read More

Jul 03, 2019

Oakland brings shared e-scooter companies to heel with new permit program

After more than a year of free-floating e-scooters on Oakland's streets, city regulators are cracking down. Read More

Dec 13, 2018

Tomorrow: Ford GoBike adds e-bikes to East Bay fleet

The bikeshare network is set to release more than 500 pedal-assist e-bikes in Oakland, Emeryville and Berkeley. Read More

Aug 20, 2018

Oakland considers regulations for dockless scooters and bicycles

A proposed ordinance would require designated locations for dockless bikes and scooters, and a cap on their total numbers. Read More

Jul 25, 2018

Pedalfest returns to Jack London Square

Last year, 20,000 people attended the East Bay bicycle festival. Read More

Jun 28, 2018

Oakland Department of Transportation kicks off summer paving initiative

The city's Department of Transportation aims to repave 25 miles of streets. Read More

May 30, 2018

City to appeal judge's decision blocking coal ban at port

The city will appeal a judge's decision blocking enforcement of its coal ban at the Port of Oakland. Read More

May 09, 2018

The Town on 2 wheels: Bike to Work Day in Oakland

Tomorrow, the city rolls out the red carpet for local cyclists. Read More

Apr 26, 2018

4 easy ways to elevate your airport experience [sponsored]

Flying out of the Bay Area this spring? Here’s four easy ways to enjoy your journey from the start. Read More

Apr 18, 2018

SFO Wag Brigade & BART Airport Connections Lick Stress Out Of Airline Travel [Sponsored]

Between seamless rides to SFO and free kisses from specially trained therapy animals, airline travel has never been easier. Read More

Apr 11, 2018

BART & You're There—To Denmark, Spain & Even China [Sponsored]

The season's best travel deals out of Oakland International Airport are totally BARTable. Read More

Apr 05, 2018

6 Sweet SFO Travel Deals + Win A Free $5,000 Trip To Fiji [Sponsored]

BART is here to help turn your fantasy vacation into Instagrammable reality Read More

Mar 23, 2018

BART May Run Early-Morning Buses During Transbay Tube Retrofit

Keeping the tunnel closed an extra hour will shorten the project by four months. Read More

Feb 15, 2018

Lake Merritt Construction Enters Final Phase

All lake improvement projects are estimated to be completed by spring-summer 2019. Read More

Nov 15, 2017

Most Voters Favor Transit-Oriented A's Stadium Near Lake Merritt

More than 60 percent of voters are in favor of the transit-oriented ballpark, according to a recent poll. Read More

Oct 27, 2017

Despite Delays, BART Hopes To Receive New Railcars Ahead Of Schedule

A BART spokesperson said new railcars will arrive 21 months earlier than the original schedule. Read More

Oct 27, 2017

Tickets, Please: BART Adopts Proof Of Payment System

Recent estimates suggest that fare evaders cost BART $25 million a year in lost revenue. Read More

Oct 26, 2017

BART Hopes To Put 10 New Railcars In Service Before Thanksgiving

The transit agency is slowly replacing its fleet, which dates back to 1972. Read More

Sep 18, 2017
Oakland SoMa

Oakland Artist Restores Historic Transbay Terminal Benches

An Oakland artist has been restoring historic benches that were features of San Francisco's Transbay Terminal for decades. Read More

Aug 30, 2017

Lake Merritt BART Closing This Weekend For Upgrades

The work is covered by a $3.5 billion bond measure that will overhaul much of BART's system. Read More

Aug 03, 2017

Pothole Blitz Brings Some Relief To Oakland's Crumbling Streets

This year's road-repair roundup was bolstered by bond funds, but there's still a lot of work to do. Read More