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Traffic on 19th Avenue. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Construction on 19th Avenue to begin Monday, traffic delays expected

Officials encourage drivers to take alternate routes, factor in longer travel times

Traffic on 19th Avenue. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)
The most dangerous behaviors by drivers include failing to yield right-of-way at crosswalks, unsafe speeding and failing to stop at red lights or stop signs. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Police have pledged to target dangerous driving behaviors. So why is enforcement down?

City struggles to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries

The most dangerous behaviors by drivers include failing to yield right-of-way at crosswalks, unsafe speeding and failing to stop at red lights or stop signs. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Two women ride Lime dockless electric scooters along the sidewalk on Market Street in April 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Lime doubles e-scooter fleet after acquisition of JUMP permit

Lime has expanded its San Francisco fleet to 2,000 e-scooters, after it…

Two women ride Lime dockless electric scooters along the sidewalk on Market Street in April 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Vehicle traffic is expected to peak Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Vehicle traffic is expected to peak Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The area near the Castro Muni Metro Station is expected to be affected by construction work on the Twin Peaks Tunnel, with lane closures on Market Street and some loss of parking. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Construction on Twin Peaks Tunnel to begin November 30

Area around Castro Muni Station will see greatest impacts including lane closures on Market Street

The area near the Castro Muni Metro Station is expected to be affected by construction work on the Twin Peaks Tunnel, with lane closures on Market Street and some loss of parking. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A passenger boards an inbound Muni M-Ocean View train at West Portal Station in 2019. The station, which sits at one end of the Twin Peaks Tunnel, is currently closed. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA head says ‘culture of fear’ at agency contributed to series of botched capital projects

Supervisors lay into agency leadership after revelation that Twin Peaks Tunnel requires partial redo

A passenger boards an inbound Muni M-Ocean View train at West Portal Station in 2019. The station, which sits at one end of the Twin Peaks Tunnel, is currently closed. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART has seen low ridership since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Almost 40 percent of BART employees to be offered retirement incentives

Board approves payments to shrink agency costs without layoffs

BART has seen low ridership since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People of color make up a disproportionate number of transit operators at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and are underrepresented in management, according to data released this week. 
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner

Damaging legacy of ‘racism, sexism, discrimination’ at SFMTA persists

A racial equity plan draft presented Tuesday seeks to right some of the wrongs against employees of color

People of color make up a disproportionate number of transit operators at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and are underrepresented in management, according to data released this week. 
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
The Metropolitian Transportation Commission is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19 percent in the next 15 years.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Regional planners back off from mandatory telecommute goal

Widespread pushback yields possible compromise allowing more flexibility, emphasis on transit

The Metropolitian Transportation Commission is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19 percent in the next 15 years.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The self-driving Chevrolet Bolt by Cruise Automation is undergoing testing in The City. (Shutterstock)

Supervisors decry lack of local oversight over unmanned vehicles

Cruise begins testing in SF of driverless autonomous vehicles

The self-driving Chevrolet Bolt by Cruise Automation is undergoing testing in The City. (Shutterstock)
The SFMTA will conduct community outreach in seven neighborhoods to determine if there is interest and support for Slow Streets corridors. (Courtesy SFMTA)
The SFMTA will conduct community outreach in seven neighborhoods to determine if there is interest and support for Slow Streets corridors. (Courtesy SFMTA)
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transit District board voted to eliminate 205 positions as a cost-cutting measure during the pandemic. 
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S.F. Examiner 
file photo

Golden Gate Bridge Transit District approves mass layoffs in response to COVID-19 budget disaster

Emotional meeting still leaves 150 employees out of work come January

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transit District board voted to eliminate 205 positions as a cost-cutting measure during the pandemic. 
Mike Koozmin/
S.F. Examiner 
file photo
San Francisco’s Great Highway was closed in March to provide open space for pedestrians and cyclists during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Temporary Great Highway closure could lose support from District Four supervisor

Gordon Mar asks SFMTA to take action to calm traffic and reduce congestion on surrounding streets

San Francisco’s Great Highway was closed in March to provide open space for pedestrians and cyclists during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Advocates hold signs at a rally in favor of the Better Market Street plan ahead of a vote at the SFMTA Board on Oct. 15, 2019. That plan has now been changed, leaving many who worked on it feeling that their input has been disregarded. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Opportunity to transform Market Street could be squandered, advocates say

Changes to bike lane plan made with little public input to save money

Advocates hold signs at a rally in favor of the Better Market Street plan ahead of a vote at the SFMTA Board on Oct. 15, 2019. That plan has now been changed, leaving many who worked on it feeling that their input has been disregarded. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Taxi drivers wait for passengers at the Terminal 2 taxi stand at San Francisco International Airport. (Kevin N. Hume/2019 S.F. Examiner)

Hundreds of taxi drivers to lose access to lucrative SFO trips Dec 1

Court rules SFMTA has legal right to determine which medallion holders can do airport pickups

Taxi drivers wait for passengers at the Terminal 2 taxi stand at San Francisco International Airport. (Kevin N. Hume/2019 S.F. Examiner)
Pedestrians cross at Jones and Turk streets in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

DPH receives $100,000 traffic safety grant to reach most vulnerable communities

Vision Zero efforts ramping up as 2024 deadline approaches

Pedestrians cross at Jones and Turk streets in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Ortega Street in the Sunset is among the areas where closures have occurred under COVID-19 relief programs that were delayed by challenges.<ins></ins>

Legislation would raise the bar for appeals for city projects

Legislation introduced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting would make it…

Ortega Street in the Sunset is among the areas where closures have occurred under COVID-19 relief programs that were delayed by challenges.<ins></ins>
Pedestrians cross Geary Boulevard at Divisadero Street in front of a speed limit sign on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes urging SFMTA to prioritize fight against traffic violence

Resolution advances to the full board after clearing committee

Pedestrians cross Geary Boulevard at Divisadero Street in front of a speed limit sign on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Biden taps three UCSF doctors to serve on COVID-19 advisory board

Faculty members will help shape national response to pandemic

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A woman pops champagne in celebration of Joe Biden winning the election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

San Francisco celebrates a Biden victory after a long campaign

Kamala Harris, former SF DA and U.S. Senator, to be first woman vice president

A woman pops champagne in celebration of Joe Biden winning the election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)