With his wounds now healed, Simon Timony — the 28-year-old San Francisco resident who was beaten up after attempting to stop a mob from wrecking a Muni bus after the Giants’ World Series triumph last week — was able to add a little levity to the ugly scene.
“A wise man once said, ‘Hey, you shouldn’t get between a group of people trying to attack a Muni bus,’” Timony recalled during a Muni meeting Tuesday. “I said, ‘Watch me.’” Read More
Think your bus is bad? Be thankful you don’t have to rely on Muni’s
76-Marin Headlands line.
The 76, Muni’s only line that goes into Marin County, has an on-time performance rate of 10 percent, often leaves passengers stranded for up to 90 minutes and doesn’t operate on Saturdays, a prime time to visit the scenic headlands. Read More
Infrastructure improvements to the Balboa Park transit station, a site with notoriously bad accessibility, could cost more than $100 million and take a decade to be implemented.
Despite serving 24,000 BART and Muni customers each day, the Excelsior district depot has been historically underserved, with the lack of investment forcing patrons to cross busy traffic arteries or come uncomfortably close to light-rail vehicles to reach the station. Read More
The man accused of bashing the windshield of a Muni bus is asking for your forgiveness, San
San Francisco resident Gregory Tyler Graniss, 22, who might be the most hated Giants fan around after he allegedly vandalized a Muni bus during the revelry that followed the team’s World Series victory last week, is “very ashamed” of his actions, defense attorney Douglas Rappaport said Monday. Read More
It has become clear that the BART escalators in San Francisco, and the entrances to the stations, need to be reconfigured.
The stairs and escalators that lead down from street level to the downtown stations, which BART shares with Muni, are open-topped and expose the machinery to the elements. This has led to increased breakdowns of the escalators. Read More
Muni kicked off Centennial Week on Sunday to celebrate its 100th birthday. Streetcars are rolled out on the oldest rail line, the J-Church, which opened in 1917.
Next Sunday, those streetcars will travel along Muni’s newest rail line, the T-Third Street, from downtown to Cesar Chavez Street.
During the week, several vintage streetcars will operate on the F line as part of regular daily service between the Castro district and Fisherman’s Wharf. Read More
Think San Francisco should spend $3 billion over the next 30 years on improvements to make Muni a world-class transit system? That’s possible, but then not a single dime would be spent on improvements to San Francisco’s freeway infrastructure or for biking and walking upgrades. Read More
A death on the Muni tracks Friday shut down the service in the subway for several hours, causing major delays to the underground Metro service for morning commuters. Read More
Bay Area transit agencies boasted record ridership for the Giants’ World Series parade Wednesday, with the event bringing in more than 304,000 extra passengers to the public transportation network. Read More
Some folks took the day off work Wednesday for the World Series victory parade, but San Francisco police officers did not have that option.
“Any officer requesting a vacation day was denied,” police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said Thursday. “All discretionary time off for yesterday was canceled.”
Police are crediting the increased patrols for a mostly peaceful parade that brought hundreds of thousands of fans into The City. Read More