A passing storm wreaked traffic and transit havoc Monday shortly before evening peak hour, shutting down a portion of the subway system and a cable car line and closing freeway ramps.
Muni stopped running the J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Ocean View, N-Judah and T-Third Street trains through its downtown underground subway system for safety reasons after the storm left Van Ness Station flooded, according to Muni spokeswoman Kristen Holland. Read More
Three popular bus lines will be diverted for parts of today and Friday to avoid running into the traffic caused by President Barack Obama’s brief presence in The City, according to Muni. A handful of roads will also be closed. Read More
San Francisco Municipal Railway service has been restored along the L-Taraval line after an earlier disruption that was initially believed to
have been a derailment.
The disruption began at about 2:05 p.m. on Taraval Street between 35th and 36th avenues. Service was restored shortly after 4 p.m.
Muni spokesman Judson True said investigators have determined the problem was a "split switch" rather than a derailment. Read More
Courtesy of the folks Down Under, Muni is adding a new streetcar to its fleet.
A green- and cream-colored tram built in 1946 is set to be unveiled this morning near the Ferry Building on The Embarcadero in a special joint celebration between Muni and foreign ambassadors from Australia. Read More
Recent violent crimes on Muni and the failure of cameras to record them have various city leaders calling for change, but concrete plans have yet to be disclosed.
The most recent high-profile crime on a Muni vehicle happened Saturday at about 9:45 p.m. when an adult passenger on a 14-Mission was stabbed after a fight with two men and one woman on the bus.
Outbound service on the San Francisco Municipal Railway's N-Judah streetcar line has been restored after a woman was struck by a car in the Inner Sunset neighborhood Sunday afternoon.
The woman had just stepped off an N-Judah light-rail vehicle when she was hit by a car at Judah Street and 12th Avenue, Muni spokesman Judson True said in a statement. The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Read More
A new San Francisco Muni stop in Daly City will give commuters another option and alleviate overcrowding on other San Francisco-bound buses, according to transit officials.
The stop will be located at Geneva and Schwerin streets and service starts Oct. 5, according to Daly City officials. Read More
A Muni accident in which a sport utility vehicle was sandwiched between two streetcars has already generated three injury claims against The City that could total $85,000.
San Francisco resident Chris Ward was driving his Nissan Pathfinder on Market Street on Aug. 3 when he was abruptly rear-ended by an F-Market/Wharves historic streetcar. The impact rammed the vehicle into another streetcar parked at the Noe Street intersection. Read More
Transit agency plans on spending $56 million to improve doors, steps
By Will Reisman
Examiner Staff Writer
Transit riders will soon have an easier time getting on and off Muni’s light-rail vehicles. Read More
Changes to improve Muni’s transit system will be heard Tuesday before the agency’s board of directors.
In 2006, Muni initiated the beginning of its Transit Effectiveness Project, an 18-month-long study aimed at making the system more efficient. The results from the study, released earlier this year, called for increased services on the most-used routes and elimination of some bus lines with low passenger levels, as a way of becoming more cost-effective. Read More