A new transportation task force being convened by Mayor Ed Lee will focus on fixing Muni’s woes while also seeking to address larger transit issues facing the Bay Area, according to the mayor and people expected to serve on the panel. Read More
A woman who was struck and killed by a San Francisco Muni bus near Lake Merced on Saturday has been identified by the medical examiner's office as 72-year-old Eileen Barrett.
Barrett, a Daly City resident, was struck by an outbound 18-46th Avenue bus at about 4:30 p.m. at Lake Merced Boulevard and John Muir Drive, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
She was transported to a hospital with serious injuries, but it was initially thought she would survive, Rose said. Read More
A Muni bus stuck and injured a woman near San Francisco's Lake Merced on Saturday afternoon, and she is expected to survive her injuries, a Muni spokesman said.
The woman was struck by an outbound 18-46th Avenue bus around 4:30 p.m. at Lake Merced Boulevard and John Muir Drive, according to Muni spokesman Paul Rose.
She was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, but Rose said the injuries do not appear to be life threatening. Read More
BART’s station agents and train operators have a troubling history of not showing up for work — and it’s costing the agency significantly in a tough financial time.
On any given day, the rate of unscheduled absences for BART train operators is 11.86 percent, and 12.77 percent for the agency’s station agents, according to information obtained through a public records request. The absences translate to roughly one in eight workers missing their scheduled shifts each day. Read More
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A deal has been reached to bring up Muni’s Central Subway machinery at an abandoned theater in North Beach.
The transit agency, along with Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and the Mayor’s Office, had been locked in talks to lease out the Pagoda Palace as a way to store equipment and extract tunnel-boring machines needed for the 1.7-mile transit extension project. Read More
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
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. Read More
Approval of Muni’s plans to bring up its Central Subway boring equipment at an abandoned theater in North Beach was pushed back at least a week.
The transit agency is in talks with the owner of the Pagoda Palace to lease out the site of the theater for two years. The two sides have been involved in talks for months, but so far they have yet to agree on terms. 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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