An inbound Muni N-Judah light-rail train T-boned a city dump truck in the Inner Sunset district Tuesday morning.There appeared to be no injuries in the collision on Ninth Street between Irving and Judah streets around 8:15 a.m.
Click the picture at right for a gallery of the accident scene. Read More
Carter Rohan, Muni’s second-in-command and a top contender to replace departing chief Nathaniel Ford, submitted his own resignation Tuesday.
Citing personal and health reasons, Rohan will step down from the agency July 22, roughly three weeks after taking over from Ford as executive director on an interim basis. Rohan and Ed Reiskin, director of the Department of Public Works, were believed to be the top contenders to replace Ford. Read More
Commuters trying to get out of downtown by using Muni’s light-rail system experienced delays Wednesday evening after two trains malfunctioned before 6 p.m.
An L-Tarval lost propulsion abilities at Van Ness station and an M-Ocean View’s door malfunctioned at Civic Center statio, according to Paul Rose, spokesperson for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority. Read More
It’s still over two months from the beginning of next fiscal year, and the Municipal Transportation Agency has already projected a $22.3 million budget deficit, although that hole could be wiped out if the agency achieves the savings it has identified from upcoming labor negotiations. Read More
After achieving a high-water mark recently, Muni’s on-time performance rate fell to its lowest level in the last five quarters.For the first quarter of this fiscal year, which covered July through September 2010, Muni’s vehicles arrived as scheduled 72 percent of the time, a distant drop from the 75 percent mark the agency recorded two quarters prior. Read More
With the crowds, delays and dirty vehicles, traveling on public transit is stressful enough, but it can be compounded even further if the passenger has no idea where they are going.While it may be a while before buses become sparkling clean and trains are never late, Muni is at least trying to ease the burden of riders by making improvements to its signage and announcement systems. Read More
As members of the Board of Supervisors and Mayor Gavin Newsom struck a budget deal late Tuesday night, the board also voted to reject two politically charged charter amendments proposed for the Nov. 2 ballot that the mayor has blasted.
And it sounded as if a third won’t end up on the ballot either. Read More