Muni lost an estimated $19 million in revenue last year to fare evaders — the same amount it missed out on in 2009 when it vowed to crack down on such boarding scofflaws. Read More
A car abandoned on the J-Church tracks Sunday night left commuters trying to get to Balboa Park in a lurch.Around 9 p.m., the driver of a car reportedly abandoned a vehicle on the J-Church tracks that run on the west side of Dolores Park, according to Muni officials.Shuttle buses were in places to transport riders between 18th and Church streets and Balboa Park. Read More
A Muni light rail vehicle with mechanical problems caused delays early in Monday evening commute, but trains are now running on schedule according to San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority officials.Around 5:10 p.m. an L-Taraval train heading toward the San Francisco Zoo started experiencing mechanical problems at the Montgomery Street Station, Paul Rose, spokesman for the SFMTA said. Read More
Muni operators are taking Proposition G to the courts with a lawsuit seeking to block provisions in the voter-approved measure.According to documents filed last week, operators have objections to a provision that gives the transportation agency the ability to negotiate work rules and compensation. The measure also eliminated a requirement that drivers’ salaries will be at least the second-highest in the U.S. Read More
Gas stations selling diesel fuel in San Francisco could be forced to sell biodiesel instead, if a proposal floated by a city commission gains traction. Read More
Eight of Muni’s drivers were involved five or more accidents in 2010, but because most of the collisions were determined not to be their fault, they’re still behind the wheel.
Last year, two drivers were involved in seven accidents each, three were in six, and three more were in five apiece, according to data provided by Muni in response to a public-records request. Read More
Muni is investigating a bizarre Jan. 20 accident in which one of its parked and empty trolley buses rolled down a hill and smashed into several parked cars in Daly City. Read More
An inbound Van Ness Muni bus plowed into a bus shelter Sunday morning, avoiding injuries but causing major damage.The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. at the corner of 24th Street and Mission Street, according to San Francisco MTA spokesman Paul Rose. Read More
Underground light-rail service is recovering from a 15-minute delay after a collision between a Muni train and passenger vehicle occurred just outside the West Portal station.A passenger vehicle was turning left just outside the tunnel at West Portal when it was struck by an outbound M-Ocean View light rail vehicle, according to San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Paul Rose.The driver of the car was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Read More
Service on the J-Church line has been restored after the light-rail train collided with a motorcycle Wednesday evening, but commuters can still expect some delays as trains try to get back on schedule.
Around 4:09 p.m., service on the J line was disrupted because of an accident between the train and a motorcycle at San Jose and San Juan avenues. The accident was cleared one hour later.
The motorcyclist refused medical attention, according to Muni officials. Read More