Would-be rioters setting their sites on buses to burn after the Super Bowl on Sunday won’t have much luck pursuing their incendiary ways on Market Street.
Following the unrest that broke out after the Giants won the World Series in October — which included a Muni bus being set ablaze downtown on Market Street — city officials have elected to detour all transit vehicles off San Francisco’s main artery Sunday night. Read More
A new loading zone set to be carved out for private shuttles on Van Ness Avenue could be a sign of things to come, as The City prepares to deal with the ever-growing number of unregulated buses. Read More
From funding shortfalls to aging and inefficient facilities, Muni faces myriad entrenched issues. But the top priority now for the transit agency is dealing with its overcrowded vehicles. Read More
Initiatives to provide extra funds for BART, Muni, Caltrain and other transit agencies could stand a better chance of approval due to a renewed movement to lower voting thresholds for ballot measures. Read More
While Muni negotiates with a North Beach property owner on how it will remove boring tools for the Central Subway project, major planning and approval decisions regarding the controversial extraction process await.
Outrage among residents and merchants over plans to remove the machines at Columbus Avenue led the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, to propose taking out the equipment at the Pagoda Palace, a derelict former movie theater. Read More
Installed in 1970, Muni’s current train management system is disjointed and obsolete. When problems arise, it can take longer for technicians and engineers to pinpoint the issue than to actually fix the glitch, according to John Haley, Muni’s director of transit. Read More
Muni’s reduced holiday schedule could become a template for the future.
With ridership historically low in late December, Muni started service later and ran certain bus lines less frequently. Although projected to save $350,000, the $275,000 actually saved was enough for the agency to consider doing it again. Read More
With the change scheduled to start this weekend, local businesses are begrudgingly gearing up for Sunday parking meter enforcement in The City. Read More
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
He’s the Muni mediator.
Early Wednesday morning, police said, a bold Muni passenger intervened in a violent bus mugging by grabbing a stolen wallet from a woman who was robbing another woman. However, the unidentified good Samaritan apparently was not totally certain who was the robber and who was the victim. So he briefly halted the criminal act to find out. Read More