The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will give an update on the $1.6 billion Central Subway project this week.Construction has already begun on the subway, which will expand Muni’s Metro service from the SoMa district to Chinatown and is scheduled to open for service in 2019. Read More
Muni management wants to streamline the process whereby problem transit operators can be suspended and terminated. Under the agency’s current contract with operators, drivers can only be fired if they rack up multiple cases of the same type of violation, such as theft, preventable collisions, drunken driving or absence without leave. But operators who accrue more than one different type of such violations can escape discipline. Read More
Debt-ridden SamTrans, which is facing bankruptcy by 2015, is pushing for officials in Santa Clara and San Francisco to step up their contributions to Caltrain, another transit operator on the Peninsula that is struggling to stay afloat.
Both agencies are run by the San Mateo County Transit District, and since Caltrain does not have a dedicated funding source, SamTrans sets aside a certain amount of money each year for its regional partner.
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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has fired back at a state regulator’s allegations that its rail operations are subpar, calling some of the criticism unsubstantiated and obscure. Read More
When people say Rome wasn’t built in a day, they’re usually referring to lengthy reform movements or massive public works projects. Traditionally, the phrase does not apply to the installation of a single traffic signal.
Except in San Francisco. Read More
In the most recent safety compliance report of Muni’s bus fleet, 70 percent of the vehicles inspected were cited for violations of some sort. The infractions ranged from corroded batteries to defective stopping systems to broken blinkers. Read More