In discussing Mayor Gavin Newsom’s recent nomination to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, supervisors used the conversation as a chance to express reservations about Muni accountability. Read More
On July 27, a man hopped off a Muni bus at 30th and Mission streets and was blinded after being sprayed with a chemical before being robbed. The same week, a man near a T-Third Street platform in the Bayview district was stabbed. Service was halted after the suspect was thought to have fled on the light-rail vehicle. Read More
Although there are still concerns about the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s ability to manage the massive undertaking, the Central Subway project continues to move forward, and planning officials will host a forum today to discuss updates to the plan. Read More
Nearly 20 households in Chinatown will be forced to relocate because of The City’s proposed Central Subway project, but the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency could approve a plan today that would provide those residents with a new home nearby.
The 19 households at 933-949 Stockton St. are the only units that must be displaced because of the Central Subway project, the SFMTA’s $1.58 billion extension of Metro service from SoMa to Chinatown. Read More
Muni operators who have twice spurned concessions that would have saved the transit agency millions of dollars are poised to receive a nearly 6 percent raise.
Unlike every other city union, wage requirements for the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents 2,200 Muni operators, are part of the City Charter, meaning its salaries are not subject to collective bargaining. Read More
Muni may have raised fares twice in the past year, slashed service and failed to ever hit its target on-time performance, but the transit system did meet the majority of guidelines to earn a glowing review from a federal agency. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom said he’s been ready to make his final appointment to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Board of Directors. He could make an announcement as soon as “right away, today, tomorrow or later this week,” the mayor said. Read More
Over two months after the seats became vacant, Mayor Gavin Newsom has announced the appointment for one of the two available positions on the Municipal Transportation Agency’s Board of Directors.
Newsom has tapped Cheryl Brinkman, a transit advocate who has experience in an array of non-profit organizations. The current board president of Livable City, a planning organization, Brinkman is also a member of the San Francisco Bike Coalition and the Sunday Streets Steering Committee. Read More
A plan to build a new bus facility, retail space and affordable housing units near the City College of San Francisco’s main campus received a big boost today when the federal government announced the dedication of $6.8 million for the project. Read More
A woman who had to have amputations after being struck by a Muni bus on Market Street in 2006 is set to receive an injury claim from the San Francisco transit agency for $750,000.
Imelda Torrente was hit while in the crosswalk on Market Street, an injury that forced the amputation of her right leg above the knee and the removal of her left foot at the ankle, according to a claim filed by Torrente’s attorneys. Read More