City leaders are decrying a controversial set of advertisements that have returned to Muni buses, but agency officials and legal experts say banning the messages would violate free speech rights. Read More
Muni’s switchback policy on transit routes gained a new foe last week, but while the practice might be increasing on some lines, it appears to be slowing down on others.
A perennial complaint of disgruntled riders, Muni says its practice of cutting short its scheduled routes is necessary to clear delays on other parts of the system.
The date has been set: All-electronic tolling will begin March 27 on the Golden Gate Bridge.
After two years of planning, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is set to lay off its remaining toll workers and begin discussions on what the new speed limit should be at the plaza to prepare for the cashless system. Read More
Only about half the low-income San Francisco youths eligible for free Muni have enrolled in the plan.
On March 1, the transit agency rolled out the 16-month pilot program. Agency officials estimated that about 40,000 kids between the ages of 5 and 17 would be eligible for the plan based on income levels, but so far just 22,300 have enrolled, according to agency statistics.
Jaron Browne, a community organizer for nonprofit POWER, which led advocacy efforts for the program, said there are several reasons to explain the low numbers. Read More
Pedestrians planning to cross the Bay Bridge for the opening celebration of the new eastern span during Labor Day weekend can breathe easy: They won’t have to pay any fees to take part in the festivities. Read More
Bus line extensions to Pier 70, bike-sharing stations, separated pedestrian pathways and transit hubs in the Dogpatch neighborhood are all part of a new Muni plan to improve transportation access to the rapidly growing Bay waterfront. Read More
As one of the country’s busiest airline hubs, San Francisco International Airport is particularly prone to the 90-minute delays that federal officials have been warning about as a result of the so-called budget sequester.
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has specifically said airports in San Francisco, Chicago and New York could see major delays due to the budget cuts implemented last week as part of the political impasse in Washington, D.C.
Caltrain tracks in San Bruno reopened shortly before 8 p.m. this evening after a train struck a car on the tracks, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.
Northbound train number 381 struck a vehicle on the tracks at San Bruno Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. today, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said. Dunn said no one on board the train or in the car was injured.
The blocked both tracks for over an hour until the tracks reopened at about 7:45 p.m., Dunn said.
Trains are resuming normal service. Read More
Supervisor Scott Wiener is planning to introduce a resolution that will urge the expansion of a bike-sharing network in San Francisco.
The City’s oft-delayed bike-sharing plan, managed by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, is supposed to feature up to 500 interchangeable bikes at 50 different stations where users can pick up and drop off the two-wheelers across downtown San Francisco.
However, Wiener said that The City, with its dense layout, is capable of handling a bike-sharing network numbering in the thousands. Read More
San Francisco police have put the word out they're looking for an unidentified driver who hit two pedestrians as they walked through the Cow Hollow neighborhood last weekend.
Officer Albie Esparza told SF Weekly that the two victims were walking along Green and Fillmore streets at about 2 a.m. last Sunday when the driver, traveling westbound on Green, hit both pedestrians then left the scene. Read More