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
Separate mechanical problems afflicted two of San Francisco’s three historic cable car lines late Friday morning, and service disruptions are expected to continue throughout the day.
A problem with a cable put the Hyde Street stretch of the Powell-Hyde line out of action about 11:15 a.m., and service is not expected to resume until Saturday, according to Muni spokesman Judson True. Read More
Three appeals of the $1.3 billion Central Subway threaten to delay its construction, though transit officials are optimistic the plan will not be pushed back.
The 1.7-mile subway project, planned by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, would connect the 5.1-mile T-Third light rail at Fourth and King streets with the downtown and Chinatown areas. Read More
Peak hour commuters and thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric customers in southern portion of The City were affected by a large power outage that lasted 45 minutes Wednesday afternoon.
Bus shuttles were deployed to ferry passengers between Castro and West Portal stations after power was lost a little before 4:30 p.m., according to Muni spokeswoman Kristen Holland. Read More
Longtime Muni riders have been especially irritated at watching scofflaws sneak aboard rear exits with virtual impunity and evade fare payments that could help improve the erratic transit service. But Muni is now breaking all records for fare enforcement. Read More