Muni experienced signal problems for a brief period during the evening commute Thursday.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Paul Rose said that between 6:15 and 6:26 p.m., service was delayed due to “intermittent failures of automatic train control system.”
Rose said about a half-hour later, “We’re back to normal service.” Read More
When Mayor Gavin Newsom said he was going to crackdown on overtime citywide, he meant it. A new report shows that use of overtime at city departments during July of 2010 was down by 18,391 hours, or 13 percent, compared to average monthly usage during the prior fiscal year, according to the controller’s report. Read More
So far transit officials have chalked up threats of a Muni sickout as nothing more than a rumor. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t prepping for the worst.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency blasted off a memo of its response to a flier that is cooking to plan a sickout starting Monday. Paul Rose, spokesman for the agency, said it’s not possible to supplant a transit service with more than 700,000 boardings a day in the event of a sickout. Read More
Anonymous fliers circulating across The City have prompted concerns that Muni’s operators may be organizing a five-day “sickout” next week. Read More
A realigned M-Ocean View Muni line, improved pedestrian pathways, a new bike-sharing network and a low-emissions shuttle bus to the Daly City BART station are some of the transportation upgrades planned for the proposed redevelopment of Parkmerced. Read More
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Executive Director Nathaniel Ford is confident the agency will implement Muni’s service restoration plans Saturday, although he admitted there are plenty of legal and procedural questions after the operators union filed an injunction. Read More
Riders on the 43-Masonic got a shorter ride than expected Tuesday afternoon when the smoke was spotted from its rear forcing the coach out of service.According to San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority spokesman Paul Rose, smoke was reported coming from the rear of the bus around 4:30 p.m. at Presidio and Geary avenues, nearly three-quarters the way through the inbound lines route.The reason for the smoke is unknown, Rose said. Read More
With frequently packed platforms and fast-moving crowds, boarding at Muni’s underground stations can be an uneasy experience, but it’s particularly precarious for blind passengers.
Muni has no physical barriers at the edge of its platforms, and the tapered design at the end of its light-rail vehicles can mislead blind people into thinking they’re entering an open door, not the gap between two connecting cars. Read More
A trip down the N-Judah Muni line, which runs parallel alongside Golden Gate Park and stretches out to the western rim of San Francisco at Ocean Beach, may soon be available for rent.
In a recent early-morning test run, Muni operators successfully navigated a streetcar down the western portions of the N-Judah trackway.
It was the first time in a decade that the vintage vehicles traveled on the part of the line normally reserved for light-rail vehicles. Read More
On June 12, the morning commute began just like every other workday for Muni operator Archimedes “Archie” Rivera, a 12-year veteran with the transit agency.At roughly 9 a.m., Rivera pulled his two-car L-Taraval train into a packed Civic Center station, waited for the hordes of passengers to board, activated the vehicle’s automatic travel system and began to proceed to his next stop at Powell Street. Read More