For Muni to be a reliable transit system consistently used by commuters, travel times need to be significantly reduced -- a point emphasized by the agency’s executive director.
Detailing the cure is the easy part; figuring out how to accomplish that task is something else. Read More
Fewer passengers oppose the presence of bikes on BART, according to feedback collected by the transit agency.
The survey followed BART’s latest experiment with allowing bicycles aboard trains during commute hours.
Normally, bikes are barred from certain trains during peak travel times due to issues with overcrowding. For a one-week span in March, however, restrictions were eased to allow cyclists on board during all times of service, except in the first train car. Read More
Muni trains experienced a 65-minute delay this afternoon after police were called to remove a man from the tracks at the Powell station.Train service resumed at roughly 1:30 p.m. after police finished their investigation. Lt. Joe Engler said it’s unclear how the man ended up on the tracks, but the incident doesn’t appear to be a crime.“It’s clear from our investigation that no one else was involved,” he said. Read More
Several portions of legislation passed by voters to give The City more bargaining leverage with Muni operators have been overturned by the California Public Employment Relations Board. Read More
Greater frequency on busy lines, elimination or reduction of routes with low ridership and new vehicle models in outlying areas are all part of a major service overhaul approved by SamTrans this week.
Fleshed out over a two-year outreach period, the new service realignment approved by SamTrans’ board of directors Wednesday aims to increase ridership and make service more financially efficient for the San Mateo County bus operator.
Major corridors such as El Camino Real are set to benefit from transit improvements, as are hubs in Daly City, San Mateo and East Palo Alto. Read More
The plan to add more parking meters to several San Francisco neighborhoods will receive scrutiny today from a Board of Supervisors committee.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages traffic policies in The City, is looking into the possibility of adding more parking meters in neighborhoods that include the Mission District, Potrero Hill and South of Market. The agency originally proposed to add around 5,000 meters to those neighborhoods, but balked on that project after backlash from local residents. Read More
The overextended bike parking facility at Caltrain’s Fourth and King station is poised to receive an array of improvements, including new security features and expansion work that will nearly double the capacity at the site.
The storage facility at the Caltrain station, which offers valet parking services, is outfitted to hold 100 bikes. But the popular center regularly exceeds that number on busy weekdays. Read More
BART’s hiring of an outside consultant for nearly $400,000 to lead its latest set of contract negotiations has its two biggest unions decrying the move as being disruptive and carried out in bad faith.
In October, BART approved a $99,000 pact with Thomas Hock of Veolia Transportation Services to engage in labor talks with its five unions, whose contracts are set to expire June 30. The contract was just below the $100,000 threshold that would have required approval by the BART board of directors. Read More
A revamped Polk Street proposal that would include safety upgrades at intersections but few improvements for cyclists has garnered support from residents and merchants.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages traffic policies, outraged merchants along the bustling corridor this year by proposing to reduce parking in favor of more access for cyclists. Following the backlash, the agency came back with six new options — three each for portions of Polk Street north and south of Geary Street. Read More
Every BART police officer will be outfitted with a portable video camera, unruly passengers could face bans from district property and station agent booths might be redesigned as part of the transit agency’s new strategy for improving safety conditions for workers and customers. Read More