Parking: San Francisco parking meters will be enforced on Monday, but residential parking permits and commute-hour tow away zones will not.Muni: Will operate on normal Sunday schedule. Buses and trains will start later and run less frequently.BART: Will operate on normal Sunday schedule. Trains will start running at 8 a.m. Also, parking permits and fees will not be required at BART lots. Read More
A Golden Gate Transit bus collided with a car that ran a red light in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood this morning, police said.The bus was traveling south on Howard Street when the car ran a red light at the Fourth Street intersection and crashed into it at 8:54 a.m., police and Golden Gate Transit officials said.The bus driver complained of back pain and was taken to a hospital, Golden Gate Transit spokeswoman Mary Currie said. Read More
As the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency negotiates a new labor pact with its operators, managers are trying to modify a contract that rewards drivers who work off hours with what is perhaps the country’s most generous premium pay.
Muni operators, who earn $29.52 an hour in base pay, receive an 8 percent pay bump for every hour they work between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. The SFMTA wants to reduce this surcharge, while the operators union hopes to almost double it. Read More
Fares on Golden Gate Transit’s bus and ferry fleet are likely to increase annually for the next five years, continuing a 13-year trend of rising costs for riders on the public transportation system.
On Thursday, a committee of the Golden Gate Bridge District recommended the five-year fare program, which will begin in July and raise $2.6 million for the cash-strapped agency. The full board of directors is expected to give final authorization of the plan today. Read More
A five-year plan to raise fares for Golden Gate Transit’s bus and ferry passengers will be up for consideration this week. Read More
A minor-injury crash involving a van and a Golden Gate Transit bus blocked lanes of Doyle Drive just south of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Tuesday morning.The crash was reported at about 8:45 a.m. just south of the bridge’s toll plaza, California Highway Patrol Sgt. John Carman said.A witness at the scene told CHP officers that a white van and a Golden Gate Transit bus were involved in the crash, Carman said. Read More
In 1991, American shoppers could buy a pound of Red-Delicious apples for $0.81. Twenty years later, the price is $1.24, an increase of 53 percent.
And two decades ago, an Apple laptop computer cost $4,500. Today, a MacBook Pro with 1,000 times the storage space is just $1,200.If only public transit riders were so lucky. Read More
Ferry commuters travelling from Larkspur to San Francisco may soon be able to snack on some gourmet food while they wait for their ride to arrive. Read More
In what has become a predictable development for passengers of Golden Gate Transit, fares could soon be rising on agency buses and ferries, with the latest proposal calling for annual increases totaling roughly 25 percent over the next five years.
Every year since 1998, passengers of the North Bay transit system have dealt with some sort of fare increase. Read More
Fans of Caltrain’s monthly paper passes will have a few more weeks to appreciate their wares before the fare media is phased out.The Clipper card, the ubiquitous one-stop regional fare that will one day be available at all 27 transit agencies in the Bay Area, will replace Caltrain’s existing monthly pass, starting in March. Read More