Its lumbering pace is legendary, its ridership sometimes sketchier than an old haggis. But despite the twin menaces of double-parked trucks and maliciously timed traffic lights, the 47 bus still managed to eke out a win. There is a reason that San Francisco wants to invest $180 million (!) to install bus-rapid transit vehicles on Van Ness Avenue. Read More
Nearly 1,800 Clipper card users had their email addresses made public to each other due to an office mistake by an administrator of the regional transit fare. While sending out a mass message, an employee at Cubic Transportation Systems, the private manufacturer of the Clipper card, forgot to address the note in the blind-copy field, resulting in 1,764 card users having their email addresses made public. Read More
With its implementation into the Bay Area’s seven biggest transit agencies, the Clipper card has recently set new usage marks among local passengers.
However, the one-stop regional fare still needs to be transitioned into 20 of the region’s smaller transit agencies, which collectively make up about 5percent of the Bay Area public transportation riders. Read More
More cabs on the street will mean costlier prices for San Francisco taxi passengers. Read More
Soon after the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency concluded contentious contract talks with transit operators, its board asked Executive Director Nathaniel Ford to step down, which he will do at month’s end.
“The board approached me about making a change, and while we both thought now was the right time, it was ultimately their decision,” Ford said Wednesday night. Read More
Easy to say, hard to do.Voters set Muni’s on-time goal at 85 percent, but the struggling transit agency has never met that performance level.
Muni’s poor performance had long plagued former Mayor Gavin Newsom when he was in office. Read More
Just days after Muni operators overwhelmingly rejected a tentative contract agreement, an independent arbitrator has imposed the terms of the pact with the transit agency. But whether the ruling will lead to labor peace is not yet clear. Read More
As of 5 p.m., membership voting is officially over regarding a new contract deal between the Municipal Transportation Agency and its operators union, with the results of the action expected to be released in a few hours. Read More
Officials at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency are looking into why a Muni light rail operator did not let people off a train after a passenger became ill and vomited onboard, a spokesman said.An outbound K-T train took on an unpleasant odor when a passenger began throwing up at about 8:10 a.m. at Montgomery Station, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said. Read More
Muni and leaders of the operators union have agreed to a tentative labor agreement with a savings of roughly $21.3 million, but the deal must be approved by union rank-and-file who have rejected cost-saving measures in the past. Read More