Painted transit-only lanes, more travel-prediction signs and changes to traffic signals to prioritize trains are part of a series of improvements planned for Muni’s N-Judah line.
With 12.8 million passengers annually, the N-Judah is the transit agency’s busiest light-rail line, but it frequently gets bogged down in automobile traffic while making the long journey between downtown and Ocean Beach in the Sunset district. Read More
Have you recently had one of those moments when your BART ticket that let you in the station wouldn't let you out of the station? If so, think hard about where you bought that ticket.
If you got it from anywhere other than the BART vending machines (or your mom's wallet), then maybe you deserve to be stuck in Pittsburg for the night. Read More
Two of the busiest streets in San Francisco could have double-fine zones indefinitely under legislation proposed by Sen. Leland Yee.
The state senator authored legislation in 2008 that more than doubled fines for recklessly driving along the 19th Avenue corridor and Van Ness Avenue. The temporary law is set to expire this year, but Yee says it should continue because it has lowered pedestrian fatalities. Read More
The cable car incident that injured seven people Wednesday was caused by a bolt in the tracks that failed to trigger an alarm meant to alert operators of an obstruction, Muni officials said Thursday.
The cable car on the Powell-Hyde line was headed downtown Wednesday when it struck the bolt and abruptly stopped at Powell and Washington streets about 10:15 a.m. The sudden stop injured five passengers and two Muni workers. One of the injured passengers was a man in his 80s who suffered a head injury, fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
San Francisco’s powerful cycling lobby is not pleased with a new proposal to shift biking off Market Street and onto Mission Street.
Since 2010, a group of city agencies has been involved in crafting the Better Market Street project — a comprehensive set of improvement plans for San Francisco’s central artery. This week, the consortium announced plans to study an alternative in which cyclists would be steered onto nearby Mission Street instead of riding on Market Street. Buses would subsequently be removed from Mission Street. Read More
A confluence of events — including bad weather and tricky utility relocation plans — has increased the costs and pushed back the completion date of Caltrain’s grade-separation project in San Bruno.
The project was originally scheduled to be finished by last summer, but Caltrain is now revising the completion date to the end of this year. Today, the agency also will ask its board of directors to approve a change-order contract to increase the construction costs of the plan from $77 million to $91 million. Read More
A Powell-Hyde cable car that stopped abruptly at Powell and Washington streets Wednesday morning injured seven people and delayed a cruise ship scheduled to set sail for Hawaii.
The cable car was traveling toward downtown about 10:20 a.m. with about 40 people aboard when it apparently hit a bolt in the tracks, causing the incident, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
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With a crucial vote on the project scheduled for Thursday, Muni has yet to reach a deal with a North Beach property owner about bringing up its Central Subway boring equipment at an abandoned
The agency wants to purchase a two-year lease of the Pagoda Palace on Powell Street so it can remove equipment for the $1.6 billion subway project. Originally, Muni planned on using Columbus Avenue, but changed course to
alleviate neighborhood concerns. Read More
Once again, San Francisco ranks as one of the most congested metropolitan areas in the nation, with local commuters losing 61 hours each year stuck in traffic.
At 67 hours of lost productivity, commuters in the Washington, D.C., metro area were the only motorists in the country who suffered more than San Francisco drivers last year, according to the Texas Transportation Institute, which produces annual congestion reports. Read More
The passengers keep arriving and the records keep falling at San Francisco International Airport.
Last year was the busiest in SFO’s history, with 44.5 million fliers passing through the hub. That marked an 8.5 percent increase from 2011, which had a then-record of 41 million passengers. Read More