The state gas tax rises today by 3.5 cents a gallon, which means you’ll now be paying the nation’s highest tax at 72 cents a gallon. Read Clark Mason’s story about it HERE.

Also today, 400,000 BART commuters will be finding other ways to work today as members of Service Employees International Union Local 1021 and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 strike. Contract negotiations are stalled over salary, pensions, health care and safety issues. Read more about it HERE and HERE.

See photos of the mess the strike is causing here

Did they choose a light traffic week (because of the Fourth of July holiday) or has your commute been impacted by the strike? Let us know in the comments below or by email to linda.castrone@pressdemocrat.com.



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  1. Sam

    I drove to SFO from Santa Rosa this morning ~7am and came back ~9am. It was pretty light going both ways.

    July 1st, 2013 10:56 am

  2. joe

    the bart strike has no impact on me at all.
    the lack of public transportation in the north bay makes a strike a non-issue.

    the rise in gas price on the other hand does.

    July 1st, 2013 11:03 am

  3. Road.Warrior

    Thank you for your feedback. There’s nothing as valuable as eyes on the road.

    July 1st, 2013 2:40 pm

  4. Road.Warrior

    Good to hear from you too, Joe. Thanks for the update.

    July 1st, 2013 2:40 pm

  5. venessa

    This morning, my Golden Gate Transit bus from Petaluma got here a few minutes earlier than usual! I also didn’t mind the shortened line at Starbucks! Am hoping that the commute home in unaffected as well.

    July 2nd, 2013 1:09 pm

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