By Will Reisman, @WillReisman
Fro-Yo Runners Hit the Streets of San Francisco: Along with the usual maladies of tweaked hamstrings and turned ankles, runners will have to avoid bouts of brain freeze when they compete in this Sunday’s Fro-Yo Run in San Francisco. The competition, being staged at 5K and 10K lengths, will begin at Justin Herman Plaza at 10 a.m. and will feature some tasty twists to the conventional road race—competitors who finish the event will be rewarded with a frozen yogurt. The race, being held in other cities across the country, will not only benefit the taste buds of its participants, it will also help raise money for a good cause—benefits from the Fro-Yo run will be donated to the American Lung Association.
Second BART Transbay Shutdown Happening This Weekend: The last of BART’s two planned shutdowns of the Transbay Tube will occur this holiday weekend, as the rail agency plans to finish up necessary maintenance and repair work on the tunnel tracks. From the end of service Friday night until the beginning of service on Tuesday, no trains will run through the tube, which connects Oakland to San Francisco. BART is recommending that passengers stay on one side of the Bay for the weekend, but the agency will again be coordinating lifeline bus service for customers who must make the journey. SamTrans will provide buses as part of the replacement service, which will mimic BARTs’ regular weekend timetable (although it should be noted that the agency will be operating on Sunday schedule for the Labor Day holiday on Monday.)
Transit Agencies to Adjust Service for Labor Day: The Bay Area’s public transportation agencies will be adjusting their schedules for the Labor Day holiday next Monday. Caltrain and SamTrans will both operate on Sunday schedules for the Labor Day holiday. Caltrain will run 32 trains between San Francisco and San Jose, including four Baby Bullet lines. Train service will not operate south of the San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station, but a shuttle bus will be available between the Tamien and Diridon stations. Golden Gate Transit will run its Holiday schedule, meaning that commute service will not be available on its bus and Larkspur ferry operations. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, AC Transit, and San Francisco Muni will all run their Sunday schedules for the holiday, meaning that service will be less frequent. BART will operate on a Sunday schedule as well, but as noted above, there will be no Transbay service during the holiday due to track repair work.