Free rides from Muni, Caltrain and SamTrans, plus late-night service on BART, are among the many perks being offered to public transit passengers for New Year’s Eve.
Here’s a look at what to expect tonight and early Tuesday morning: Read More
If you’re staying in San Francisco for the upcoming holidays, you might have some difficulty getting around The City on Muni.
For the first time, Muni will run a reduced-service schedule for an entire week, with buses starting later and running less frequently before, during and after Christmas on Tuesday. Read More
Flocks of migrating birds and their fragile habitats in the South Bay are costing BART nearly $5 million more in its rail extension efforts.
The transit agency’s Warm Springs project crosses through the 450-acre Fremont Central Park, a Bay shore setting that is home to 500 different bird species, all of which are protected by state and federal wildlife agencies. Read More
After two years of ups and downs, The City’s low-income youths and their families and advocates can finally take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the moment.
On Tuesday, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors accepted $1.6 million in regional grant funding that will clear the way for a 16-month pilot project to provide free Muni service to 40,000 low-income youths. The program is scheduled to begin in March. Read More
Muni trains were halted during the Monday evening commute because of a problem with the system's signals, a transit spokesman said.
Underground Metro service was stopped because of electrical problems caused by a transformer that blew near the Van Ness Avenue station about 5:45 p.m., said Muni spokesman Paul Rose. Stranded passengers were being taken by bus shuttles between the Embarcadero and West Portal stations. Read More
In the coming years, BART is going to have a lot more riders than it can handle, which means the transit agency is going to need a lot more money to buy a lot more trains. Read More
Two fresh faces will join the BART board of directors, including one newcomer who knocked off a two-term incumbent in a race that was heavily funded by building contractors. Read More
Infrastructure improvements to the Balboa Park transit station, a site with notoriously bad accessibility, could cost more than $100 million and take a decade to be implemented.
Despite serving 24,000 BART and Muni customers each day, the Excelsior district depot has been historically underserved, with the lack of investment forcing patrons to cross busy traffic arteries or come uncomfortably close to light-rail vehicles to reach the station. Read More
Bay Area transit agencies boasted record ridership for the Giants’ World Series parade Wednesday, with the event bringing in more than 304,000 extra passengers to the public transportation network. Read More
A San Francisco supervisor is calling for stricter privacy controls for transit riders using Clipper cards to pay their fares on BART, Muni and other Bay Area public transportation systems.
Amid media reports of law enforcement subpoenaing Clipper card data to make an arrest and high-tech mobile applications that can read a card’s travel history, Supervisor John Avalos introduced a resolution Tuesday calling for stricter privacy protections. Read More