After six months of diminishing returns, Muni’s operating performance crept upward last month, but the agency is still far from achieving its goals.
From March to August, Muni’s on-time performance slid downward steadily, from 63.2 percent to 57.2 percent.
The agency has a voter-mandated goal of achieving an 85 percent on-time performance rate — a mark that has not been remotely approached since it became a benchmark in 1999. Read More
San Francisco’s shuttle buses for commuting tech company employees are getting on the nerves of some residents and the city officials who have to deal with complaints.
While the tension is nothing new, City Hall appears closer to proposing a solution to an increasingly common situation that can create traffic problems and delay Muni. Read More
One person was injured Wednesday morning in a crash involving a Muni light-rail vehicle near AT&T Park, a Muni spokesman said. Read More
A plan to provide free Muni for low-income youths in San Francisco — which looked perilously close to extinction earlier this year — has received new life, with $6.7 million in funding now potentially available for the program.
When the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which administers federal and regional transit funds, declined to approve $4 million for a 22-month pilot program in July, the endeavor looked dead in the water. Read More
San Francisco needs the Central Subway. The project, which just landed a critical $942 million grant from the federal government, is the second phase of the T-Third Street route, a 5.1-mile light-rail line that has opened up the southeastern neighborhoods to new business opportunities. In the process, it has given those neighborhoods a critical link to downtown. Read More
American Red Cross volunteers are providing assistance at a four-alarm fire at the Squat and Gobble West Portal restaurant in San Francisco that is still burning this morning.
The fire was reported around 4:40 a.m. at 1 and 9 W. Portal Ave and was not under control as of 9:30 a.m., San Francisco fire officials said.
One firefighter suffered minor smoke inhalation while battling the blaze but did not need to be taken to a hospital, fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. Read More
On a day when lawmakers celebrated a $942 million grant approval for the Central Subway, opponents of the project announced plans Thursday to put a ballot initiative before voters that would give the electorate a chance to nix the massive undertaking. Read More
Muni’s controversial $1.6 billion Central Subway project is poised to receive a long-awaited $942 million federal grant today, a move that will finally secure full funding for construction.
On Wednesday, the federal Department of Transportation issued a notice that it would make a “major funding announcement” today regarding the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni. Sources on Wednesday confirmed that it would be the Full Funding Grant Agreement. Read More
This weekend, San Francisco will see more than 1 million visitors attending a number of exciting events taking place in our city.
Major events include: the America’s Cup World Series at Marina Green; Fleet Week on the northern and eastern waterfront; Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park; the Castro Street Fair; the Italian Heritage Parade from Fisherman’s Wharf to North Beach; 49ers football at Candlestick Park; and Giants playoff baseball at AT&T Park. Read More
A 28-year-old man was shot in the ankle while at a bus stop in the Sunnydale housing projects Tuesday, police said.
After gunfire erupted at Sunnydale Avenue and Santos Street at 4:45 p.m., police said, the victim realized he had been shot when he felt pain in his ankle.
The suspects fled and have not been found. Read More