Commuters slowly make their way through the traffic at the Bay Bridge toll plaza in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group Archives) Its a free-for-all as three lanes of traffic merge into one as motorists exit northbound Highway 101 at the Sir Francis Drake / Richmond bridge off ramp as the Bay Bridge closure forces motorists look for alternative routes to the east bay during the during the Friday afternoon commute on September 4, 2009. (IJ photo/Jeff Vendsel) A motorist in this truck appears to violate the carpool vehicle occupancy law as he/she drives on U.S. 101 southbound in San Jose, Calif. on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group) Traffic on eastbound highway 24 moves slowly due a multiple car accident on northbound Interstate 680 past the Ygnacio Valley Road ramp in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) The new BART train pulls out of the Antioch station … [Read more...] about That Bay Bridge commute is the worst!
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Casual Carpool revolutionizes the concept of ride share, and saves a ton of money By Brandon Mercer Updated 11:15 am PDT, Monday, October 22, 2018 Casual Carpool: For $1 or less, you get chauffeured to work, often in a nice, private car with leather seats and plenty of elbow room. Sure beats hanging from a strap on BART, right? Swipe or click through the gallery above to see some of the types of drivers you may encounter, if your commute is anything like mine. ==> PICTURE: Casual carpoolers catch a ride into San Francisco early Friday morning at the Hudson St. and Claremont Ave. pick up point in Oakland, Calif. on Friday Oct. 18, 2012 during a BART strike. less Casual Carpool: For $1 or less, you get chauffeured to work, often in a nice, private car with leather seats and plenty of elbow room. Sure beats hanging from a strap on BART, right? Swipe or click ... more Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle … [Read more...] about Getting to work: I pay $1 to get from the East Bay to SF by ‘hitchhiking’