Hailing a cab in San Francisco is never easy, but it might become harder Tuesday.
San Francisco cabdrivers, upset by what they consider onerous credit card fees and intrusive industry oversight practices, are planning a strike. Tariq Mehmood, the driver spearheading the efforts, said cabbies will either circle their cars around City Hall in protest or keep the vehicles parked. Read More
Work began today on a two-week construction project in the West Portal neighborhood that will affect traffic flow for motorists.Westbound traffic will be shut down on West Portal Avenue from 15th Avenue to Sloat Boulevard every weekday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for a drainage project being overseen by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages traffic in The City. Read More
An express bus is going to start running Monday to help ease overcrowding on Muni's busiest rail line.
With a daily ridership of nearly 40,000, the N Judah carries almost 30 percent of all of Muni's rail customers, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which oversees Muni. Read More
Muni ’s operators voted down a proposed labor contract Wednesday that would have saved up to $46 million, marking the third time in the last year they rejected money- saving deals supported by union leaders and management. Read More
Drivers will no longer be able to catch a break at broken parking meters. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Tuesday the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s proposed rule to enact a two-hour maximum parking limit for parking at inoperable or broken parking meters.The agency’s reasons for the new rules include such things as discouraging people from “monopolizing these spaces” and “improve parking management.” Read More
Muni bus accidents declined by 50 percent last year, which the agency’s safety director attributes to a new video surveillance system that documents accidents and poor driving by transit operators. Read More
A Muni program to replace and restore damaged and aging light-rail vehicles is facing a $28.3 million shortfall.The agency is undergoing two separate plans to improve its fleet of light-rail vehicles, which carry over 150,000 passengers each day as the agency’s Metro train service. Read More