Muni passengers will have their pick of which bus door to board starting Sunday — provided they have the right proof of payment.
The new policy will allow Clipper card users and passengers with cash transfers to enter through the back. Muni will be the first U.S. transit operator to do that for its entire fleet, said Transportation Director Ed Reiskin. Read More
With citation revenue continuing to increase, Muni is set to expand its bus-camera enforcement system, a program aimed at nabbing motorists for traveling in transit-only lanes.
Currently, only 30 of Muni’s 800-plus buses have the cameras, which snap a photograph of the scofflaw before sending a citation to the vehicle owner. Despite the program’s modest reach, citation revenue has grown steadily since it was implemented in 2009 as part of a new state law. Read More
A bicyclist was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon after colliding with a Muni bus.The incident occurred about 4:40 p.m. at Market and New Montgomery streets, police Officer Albie Esparza said. The male bicyclist was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with serious injuries. Read More
A San Francisco Muni bus struck a car with a female driver in Daly City this evening, according to the North County Fire Authority.
The bus was traveling near the intersections of Mission Street and San Jose Avenue when it struck the car for unknown reasons at about 6:25 p.m., fire officials said.
Responding crews initially found the victim trapped in her car, but eventually freed her and took her to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment. Read More
The three men who kidnapped and buried a busload of schoolchildren during a famous failed ransom attempt in 1976 should be granted parole, according to law enforcement officials directly responsible for their imprisonment.
On Wednesday, police and prosecutors who helped put the kidnappers in prison 35 years ago — including the lead investigator of the crime and ex-Mayor Gavin Newsom’s father — called the men “model inmates” who are no longer a danger to society. Read More
A Detroit bus passenger’s cell phone video showing driver Timothy Carpenter operating the bus with an attractive female passenger sitting on his lap has been a big hit on local TV news. Carpenter has been suspended for 30 days while authorities decide whether he will lose his job. The driver’s excuse is that he and the woman were trying to make up following an earlier argument. Read More
Riders on the 43-Masonic got a shorter ride than expected Tuesday afternoon when the smoke was spotted from its rear forcing the coach out of service.According to San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority spokesman Paul Rose, smoke was reported coming from the rear of the bus around 4:30 p.m. at Presidio and Geary avenues, nearly three-quarters the way through the inbound lines route.The reason for the smoke is unknown, Rose said. Read More
A key portion of downtown streets will be closed to traffic from 11 a.m. today until noon Wednesday due to President Barack Obama’s visit to The City. Seven Muni bus routes are also affected. Riders can visit www.sfmta.com or call 311 to find out which lines can be used as alternatives. Obama is scheduled to arrive at San Francisco International Airport at 5:30 p.m. today.Street closures Read More
The same day a Muni bus driver collided with a truck, injuring nine people, transit agency officials attempted to counter criticisms of the department by reiterating statistics that show a drop in the number of total accidents in the past year. Read More
WHAT: Police extort more than $20 million from Nairobi’s bus drivers each year, and the Kenyan government has done nothing despite numerous complaints. Desperate bus companies began a three-day shutdown Monday — the first day of business after the holiday season — forcing thousands of laborers to walk long distances to work. Read More