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BART officials are voting on whether to approve contracts extended through 2025 for the transit system’s police officers and managers. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

BART board to vote on contract extension with law enforcement unions

Collective bargaining agreements codify the community ambassador program

BART officials are voting on whether to approve contracts extended through 2025 for the transit system’s police officers and managers. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Bay Area transit agencies have struggled to coordinate schedules and integrate fares.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Legislation calls for seamless transportation network

Assemblymember Chiu’s bill would enable riders to use different systems and pay one fare

Bay Area transit agencies have struggled to coordinate schedules and integrate fares.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Matt Brezina, cofounder of People Protected, speaks at a rally Saturday in Golden Gate Park calling on The City to keep John F. Kennedy Jr. Drive free of cars. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the San Francisco Examiner)

Two supervisors want JFK Drive to open back up to cars

Two San Francisco supervisors who represent some of the neighborhoods furthest away…

Matt Brezina, cofounder of People Protected, speaks at a rally Saturday in Golden Gate Park calling on The City to keep John F. Kennedy Jr. Drive free of cars. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the San Francisco Examiner)
Sign direct BART passengers to Caltrain trains at the Millbrae Station. (Shutterstock)

It’s now easier to connect between BART and Caltrain

Service change to improve integration made at the recommendation of MTC

Sign direct BART passengers to Caltrain trains at the Millbrae Station. (Shutterstock)
People watch the sea lions at Pier 39 on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Tourism might not reach pre-pandemic levels until 2024

Industry experts say there’s still reason for optimism

People watch the sea lions at Pier 39 on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cyclists and pedestrians use the full road on Slow Street John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Street safety activists rally to make JFK Drive permanently car-free

Golden Gate Park museums maintain vehicle access necessary for disabled

Cyclists and pedestrians use the full road on Slow Street John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Low-income residents of Pacifica say they have no option but to live in RVs, while city officials call an RV parking ban a safety measure. (Courtesy ACLU of Northern California)

City of Pacifica sued for oversized vehicle parking ban

A coalition of civil rights groups and individuals who live in their…

Low-income residents of Pacifica say they have no option but to live in RVs, while city officials call an RV parking ban a safety measure. (Courtesy ACLU of Northern California)
The L-Taraval train is one of several lines unlikely to return before 2022, in part due to a shortage of operators and other staff. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Only 85 percent of Muni service hours to be brought back by January 2022

Three Muni Metro lines are ‘unlikely’ to return until early next year

The L-Taraval train is one of several lines unlikely to return before 2022, in part due to a shortage of operators and other staff. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Speed enforcement camera sign (Shutterstock)

Assemblymember David Chiu takes second shot at speed camera bill

Pilot program includes stronger protections for privacy and equity, supporters say

Speed enforcement camera sign (Shutterstock)
Muni has made drastic cuts to its bus and train network over the past year, leaving some families wondering how they will get kids to school in April.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Schools are about to re-open, but how will students get there?

SFUSD and SFMTA start to grapple with transportation options ahead of April 12

Muni has made drastic cuts to its bus and train network over the past year, leaving some families wondering how they will get kids to school in April.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
People smoke near the Columbus Café and Sotto Mare Shared Spaces outdoor dining platforms in North Beach on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Breed unveils proposal to make Shared Spaces permanent

Legislation will attempt to remedy concerns about equity, inclusivity and enforcement

People smoke near the Columbus Café and Sotto Mare Shared Spaces outdoor dining platforms in North Beach on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)
BART and other transit agencies are considering plans for a regional rail network. (Shutterstock)

BART to discuss the future of Northern California ‘megaregion’ rail system

Throughout Link21 development process, agency’s board will provide guidance, approve funding

BART and other transit agencies are considering plans for a regional rail network. (Shutterstock)
Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, is a San Francisco native and a graduate of city schools.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SFUSD Superintendent Vincent Matthews to retire in June

San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Vincent Matthews will retire from his…

Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, is a San Francisco native and a graduate of city schools.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Cars head past the intersection of Lake Merced Boulevard and Higuera Avenue on Friday Feb. 5, 2021, the scene of a multi-car crash where Sheria Musyoka was killed on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA says speeding is a ‘challenge’ near Lake Merced

Supervisor Myrna Melgar calls for safety improvements to deadly area

Cars head past the intersection of Lake Merced Boulevard and Higuera Avenue on Friday Feb. 5, 2021, the scene of a multi-car crash where Sheria Musyoka was killed on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, on Monday said “We truly wish we could return to in-person learning for everyone.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD reopening plans still leave out most secondary students

SFUSD announces April return to in-person learning after reaching contract deal with teachers

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, on Monday said “We truly wish we could return to in-person learning for everyone.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted changes to The City's streets including Slow Streets closures to increase open space access and the Shared Spaces program, which allows businesses to use public right-of-ways for dining, retail and services. (Examiner illustration)

COVID is reshaping the streets of San Francisco

Walk down Page Street, which is closed to thru-traffic, and you might…

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted changes to The City's streets including Slow Streets closures to increase open space access and the Shared Spaces program, which allows businesses to use public right-of-ways for dining, retail and services. (Examiner illustration)
A construction worker watches a load for a crane operator at the site of the future Chinatown Muni station for the Central Subway on Tuesday, March 3, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Major construction on Central Subway to end by March 31

SFMTA board approves renegotiated contract with new deadline, more contractor payments

A construction worker watches a load for a crane operator at the site of the future Chinatown Muni station for the Central Subway on Tuesday, March 3, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco police traffic officers are looking into the death of a pedestrian who apparently was struck as she was crossing the street. (Courtesy photo)

Elderly woman struck and killed by driver of vehicle

Preliminary investigation suggests driver hit her while she was in the street, according to SFPD

San Francisco police traffic officers are looking into the death of a pedestrian who apparently was struck as she was crossing the street. (Courtesy photo)
Under the new plan, Twin Peaks Boulevard would be reserved exclusively for pedestrians and cyclists until Christmas Tree Point.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA board approves new plan for Twin Peaks Boulevard

Cuts vehicle-free space by half. Neighbors say crime, vandalism will still abound

Under the new plan, Twin Peaks Boulevard would be reserved exclusively for pedestrians and cyclists until Christmas Tree Point.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
In announcing the upcoming return of The City’s iconic tourist attraction, Mayor London Breed said, “Now you know we are not San Francisco without cable cars.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Streetcars and cable cars to return later this year

F-line coming back in May, while Powell/Hyde will be restored in the Fall

In announcing the upcoming return of The City’s iconic tourist attraction, Mayor London Breed said, “Now you know we are not San Francisco without cable cars.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>