Posts Tagged ‘SFMTA’
A proposed charter amendment would set aside $70 million for public transit in low-income neighborhoods.
Since extra police started riding Muni, smartphone thefts have plummeted more than 82 percent.
A camera is being installed at Market and Octavia will start capturing images of cars making illegal right turns.
Riders who gave up on the 5-Fulton as too crowded may want to hop on board again starting Nov. 1.
Muni is starting a 15-year process of replacing its 151 Breda light rail vehicles.
Residents who live near The City’s famous Painted Ladies are sick and tired of tour buses.
Muni is targeting an 11 percent reduction in travel times to and from the Richmond on the 5L-Fulton.
One key to safer streets in San Francisco is stiffer enforcement of bicycle traffic laws, according to a civil grand jury.
It’s not your imagination if you’ve noticed more delays and slowdowns on Muni Metro trains.
Muni “meltdowns” are costing San Francisco’s economy millions of dollars a month.
The SFMTA awarded the $840 million contract for construction of Central Subway stations, tracks and systems.
New proposal addresses handicap placard fraud by making all drivers pay for parking.
Car-sharing companies could soon be set aside up to 300 street parking spaces in San Francisco.
San Francisco’s transportation director is thinking about population growth in The City over the next few decades.
Frustration continues to mount over plans to add parking meters in select San Francisco neighborhoods.
The City is proposing 35 bike-sharing stations downtown along Market to start a trial of the long-awaited plan this summer.
Muni’s Central Subway lurches forward this week as its first tunnel boring machine arrives in The City.
The SFMTA unveiled the first of 80 diesel buses being rehabilitated with updated graffiti-resistant interiors and other amenities.
Despite the influx of ridesharing services and the taxi industry’s uncertain fate, the City approved a plan to bring in more taxis.
San Francisco’s vibrant bicycling community is about to get some real-time validation.
San Francisco needs more taxis if it wants to prevent residents from choosing car services such as Uber, Lyft and SideCar.
Plans are taking shape to rehabilitate colorful, historic streetcars now running on Muni’s F-Line.
As Lyft, Sidecar, and Uber continue to take over The City, SFMTA doesn’t want to get left behind.
After a year-and-a-half delay and only 350 bikes, Supervisor Wiener is disappointed by the bike-share program’s slow progress.
Drivers who park near AT&T Park in the evening will need to start feeding their parking meter up to $7 per hour.
The SFMTA launched its 16-month, $8.5 million pilot program today offering free Muni rides to low-income kids.
The SFMTA received a key approval Tuesday to extract two tunnel-boring machines at the abandoned Pagoda Palace theater in North Beach.
Proposed bike and pedestrian improvements to Polk Street have businesses and residents worrying about losing parking spaces.
Back-door boarding is proving to be a good idea, with complaints dropping and bus lines speeding up.
The SFMTA has reached a deal to extract Central Subway tunnel boring machines at the site of the dilapidated Pagoda Palace.
SFMTA slaps a hefty $200 million price tag on their ambitious new bike plans.
Rider complaints about San Francisco’s 1,500 licensed taxicabs are up more than 13 percent from last year.
After two long years and numerous road blocks, SFMTA approved a pilot program to provide free rides to low-income youth.
A few painted stripes for a few blocks on Fell is a huge step forward for bicycle safety in The City.
The SFMTA is proposing more than 100 street parking spots be reserved exclusively for shared cars, hoping to encourage their use.
The driver of the bus destroyed by Giants hooligans is getting a nod from The City for keeping his cool as things heated up.
One of Muni’s quirkiest, least-frequent and most-scenic bus routes could be facing a major expansion.
Quick quiz: Is your transit history viewable by a) law enforcement with a warrant or b) any schmo with your Clipper card and the right smartphone?
San Francisco’s tangle of transit, vehicles and humanity is getting ready for a major makeover in 2016.
Got $300,000? Awesome. Now hand it over, in exchange for a thankless, low-paying job with no benefits.
A man was acquitted of misdemeanor child abuse after a jury saw a Muni surveillance video showing no foul play.
San Francisco’s confusing alphabet soup of residential parking zones looks headed for some changes.
Only a month after the SFMTA’s backdoor boarding policy, Muni lines are standing around up to 16 percent less.
San Francisco transportation officials seem to be pulling out all the stops to get anyone with cars to pay for parking.
The new 83X Mid-Market “Twitter” Express has attracted a tepid 360 passengers per day since launching earlier this month.
Boarding by any door is one step Muni is taking to sharpen its buses’ and light rail trains’ on-time performance.
Swarms of people taking to the streets for Pride this weekend can get around The CIty a little easier with 100 extra taxis available.
It will be at least six months before new bathrooms are installed at Muni terminals to help drivers relieve themselves without delaying service.
More enforcement agents will be working City streets to help generate an extra $6.5 million in revenue over the next two years.
They won’t smell any better. But both BART and Muni will cost more to ride starting in July.
Snazzy new transit improvements around Church and Duboce are designed to make commutes in the area easier and safer.
I am all for SFMTA trying to bump up its revenue in any way other than hiking Muni fares any higher.
The SFMTA and San Francisco’s third-largest cab company have each accused the other of playing dirty.
Muni now cancels about 40 bus runs a day instead of paying overtime to fill-in drivers.
Low-income youth will ride Muni for free starting in August, but Sunday drivers will need to feed parking meters to help pay for it.
It might sound like a joke, but the SFMTA says it is working to make slow transit and grueling wait times a thing of the past.
A decorative vinyl wrap covering the Chinatown central subway station signals the start of construction on the 1.7-mile line.
Parking in The City is an out and out nightmare. Up hills you go, round blocks, battling one-way streets, and on it goes.
San Franciscans have amassed millions of dollars in unpaid parking tickets and now The City wants you to pay up.