Throwback Thursday: "Where Are We Going?" 1967 look at Bay Area commuting

Commute 1967
A Southern Pacific commuter train on the Peninsula in 1967.

In 1967, before BART, Caltrain and SMART were part of the Bay Area transportation scene, KRON Channel 4 took a look at the challenges of commuting in the region. The documentary is part of the Bay Area Television Archive at San Francisco State University.

Alternate work schedules, electric cars and new bridges are discussed as ways to address the Bay Area traffic troubles at the time as thousands made there way from the suburbs to San Francisco.

The new BART line — approved by voters in 1962 — is still under construction, and the documentary features a prototype BART car stationed in Contra Costa County. BART service would begin in 1972.

Tiburon to San Francisco ferries, Southern Pacific commuter trains on the Peninsula and SFO helicopter service are among the modes of transportation looked at in the documentary.

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