Drivers travelling in San Francisco’s transit-only lanes take warning: Big Brother will be watching you.Within the next 15 months, every one of Muni’s 819 buses will be outfitted with cameras capable of snapping photos of vehicles illegally travelling or parking in The City’s transit-only lanes. Any car caught on tape will be subject to fines of up to $115. Read More
Muni’s cavernous Metro East maintenance facility was created to ease system congestion, but it is housing fewer vehicles than it was designed to accommodate, which the operators’ union says is affecting on-time performance. Read More
Recommendations from Muni’s Transit Effectiveness Project, the agency’s once-in-a-lifetime study of its public transportation system, have yet to be implemented fully, three years after completion of the undertaking. Read More
The new director of the sprawling agency that sets transportation policies in The City had some reassuring words Thursday for anyone concerned that he’ll be in over his head due to his lack of transit experience.
“I’m a fast learner,” said Ed Reiskin, formerly director of San Francisco’s Department of Public Works. “Give me a month and I’ll be well-versed in all these things.” Read More
Although it’s still early in the experiment, the N-Judah Express bus has been called a success by Muni officials. Read More
Muni has reduced the number of serious graffiti incidents on its system by 55 percent this year, but agency officials concede that the issue of vandalism is still a costly problem that needs greater attention. Read More
Muni’s transit chief and a San Francisco supervisor are offering differing accounts of a bizarre Friday incident in which a train sped through The City’s underground tunnel system with a door open.Supervisor Scott Wiener was on board an outbound L-Taraval that zipped from the Van Ness to Church Street stations with one of its doors open at about 6:30 p.m. Read More
Passengers on the J-Church line could be getting more frequent service.A suggestion to improve service along the light rail that runs from downtown through the Castro, Noe Valley and Mission Terrace neighborhoods to Balboa Park, was to set trains to come every 10 minutes during peak hours.According to San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority’s transit director John Haley, increasing the intervals could increase the trains’ reliability. Read More
To many, Muni’s new hybrid buses are successful on several fronts. Not only are they environmentally responsible, but their low floors let passengers board quickly — a crucial element in speeding up the system’s notoriously inefficient service. Read More
Muni’s J-Church line is supposed to leave San Jose Avenue and Randall Street at 8:23 a.m. weekdays and arrive at the Civic Center station by 8:46 a.m.
But try explaining that to Gloria Corral.
She has firsthand knowledge of the unpredictability of one of Muni’s most problematic routes. Read More