➤ “Speed key to Muni transit vision,” Local News, TuesdayMuni has solutions right in front themWill Reisman’s story implies that reducing Muni travel times is some kind of extraordinary goal and something “For the agency to strive for over the next 50 years.” This is completely ludicrous. Why does Muni need half a century to fix this problem? Read More
For Muni to be a reliable transit system consistently used by commuters, travel times need to be significantly reduced -- a point emphasized by the agency’s executive director.
Detailing the cure is the easy part; figuring out how to accomplish that task is something else. Read More
As San Francisco celebrates the nation’s first Walk to Work Day today, Mayor Ed Lee will unveil a strategy that aims to cut in half the serious injuries and deaths of pedestrians by 2021. Read More
After hundreds of merchants and residents gathered this week to blast a proposal to remove parking spaces along Polk Street in favor of bike lanes, the head of San Francisco’s transit agency agreed to go back to the drawing board.
Amid the show of solidarity, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency transportation director Ed Reiskin said he would return with proposals “that would have significantly less parking loss.” Read More
In December 2009, during a routine news conference to announce the unveiling of some painted bike lanes, former Mayor Gavin Newsom somehow managed to create a morsel of news out of a ho-hum event.
Frustrated by the lack of progress in his cherished citywide bike-sharing network, Newsom told local reporters that Nathaniel Ford, then the director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, would be looking for a new job if the cycling project wasn’t completed.
The long argument over whether to allow low-income youths to ride Muni for free appears all but over.
Today, the Board of Supervisors is expected to send the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors a clear message of support for a pilot program to make Muni free for low-income youths. Read More
Muni is poised to receive $6.7 million that could fund a free youth fare program, but some lawmakers believe the struggling transit agency should use the funds more productively. Read More
The characterizations in your article regarding the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s proposed lease of 2650 Bayshore Blvd. (“S.F. revisits its fumbled land deal,” Friday) were unfortunately both inaccurate and misleading. Read More
The Board of Supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to approve a costly lease for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s towing operation after missing a chance to purchase the property for itself.
Last week, the board’s Budget and Finance Committee put the brakes on the deal, requesting more details. But Wednesday, the committee voted to send it to the full board for a vote, albeit without a recommendation. Read More
This weekend, San Francisco will see more than 1 million visitors attending a number of exciting events taking place in our city.
Major events include: the America’s Cup World Series at Marina Green; Fleet Week on the northern and eastern waterfront; Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park; the Castro Street Fair; the Italian Heritage Parade from Fisherman’s Wharf to North Beach; 49ers football at Candlestick Park; and Giants playoff baseball at AT&T Park. Read More