Violence on Muni continued Tuesday, with reports of a vicious robbery on the T-Third line and also a stabbing stemming from a spat on a bus, police said Wednesday. Read More
If San Francisco’s next mayor were to cancel the Central Subway project, the federal government could ask The City to pay back nearly $100 million.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency hopes to hear back soon about a $942 million federal grant that would complete funding for the $1.58 billion extension of the T-Third line. However, city attorney and mayoral candidate Dennis Herrera has vowed to nix the project if elected. Read More
Underground Muni service is returning to normal after a T-Third Street line lost power at Powell Street Station causing a back up in the tunnel.Muni spokesman Paul Rose said the light rail line heading inbound lost power around 1:55 p.m. Thursday. The car was finally cleared by 2:10 p.m.Outbound trains were not affected. The back up caused by the stalled train should be returning to normal, Rose email@example.com Read More
Kenneth Harding, the 19-year-old killed by San Francisco police in a shootout Saturday, was a convicted pimp accused of having a 13-year-old girl perform oral sex on him and later demanding the teen make him “ho’ money” in Seattle, court documents show. Read More
Muni’s Central Subway plan ignores major transit corridors, has funding fraught with uncertainties and will add to the agency’s already-strained long-term budget shortfall, a civil grand jury report said.
The report, released Thursday after seven months of research and interviews, found major faults in the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s plan to extend its underground train service from the Financial District to Chinatown at a cost of $1.6 billion. Read More
The job status of Muni’s executive director, which has been in question for the past month, is likely to be decided Wednesday.Nathaniel Ford, who took over as chief of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency in January 2006, is considered the leading candidate for the top position at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, a department that manages transportation operations at the two main airports in the nation’s capital. Read More
Two days after a man was assaulted and robbed on an N-Judah train, another public transit passenger was victimized by armed assailants while riding Muni on Thursday night. Read More
Three appeals of the $1.3 billion Central Subway threaten to delay its construction, though transit officials are optimistic the plan will not be pushed back.
The 1.7-mile subway project, planned by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, would connect the 5.1-mile T-Third light rail at Fourth and King streets with the downtown and Chinatown areas. Read More