Stunning nighttime photos capture beauty of tough bridge work

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Karl Nielsen
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Berkeley photographer Karl Nielsen ranks among the Bay Area’s most acclaimed chroniclers of major transportation projects — and the workers who deliver them. San Francisco’s soon-to-open Central Subway and the Fourth Bore of the Caldecott Tunnel  are among the 21st century construction sites at which both the intimacy and the grandeur of the construction process have been captured by Karl’s camera. Nielsen’s most recent subject is the ongoing work to replace 1950s-era expansion joints on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. And this time, his artistry includes words as well as images. Read More


TomTom index tells the traffic tale

Mark Prado

The Dutch company TomTom is a developer and creator of navigation technology and is able to tap into data to note travel patterns around the world. Read More


First ever Bay Area Metro Awards presented

Bay Area Metro Awards

The first Bay Area Metro Awards were presented Thursday at a ceremony in Oakland recognizing 13 people, projects, organizations and local governments advancing solutions to ease the Bay Area’s housing crisis, improve the transportation system or make the nine-county region more resilient. Read More


Golden Gate Transit buses go hybrid

Hybrid buses
Courtesy Golden Gate Transit.

Golden Gate Transit will introduce 67 new hybrid buses into its fleet in the coming weeks, taking the place of 15-year-old diesel-only models.  Read More