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Muni ridership is down more than 60 percent due to the pandemic, but limited service has been maintained to serve essential workers and those who cannot work from home. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Supervisor Preston wants free Muni for duration of pandemic

Advocates say SFMTA should use federal relief funds to cover lost farebox revenue

Muni ridership is down more than 60 percent due to the pandemic, but limited service has been maintained to serve essential workers and those who cannot work from home. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A 38R Geary Rapid Muni bus pulls up to a stop at Geary Boulevard and Park Presidio Boulevard in the Richmond District on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA operators deemed eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Frontline workers considered critical to city operations under ‘emergency worker’ Phase 1B category

A 38R Geary Rapid Muni bus pulls up to a stop at Geary Boulevard and Park Presidio Boulevard in the Richmond District on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Federal legislation would require more highway funding to go toward bike lanes, bus stops and street safety improvements. (Shutterstock)

Federal legislation would direct more money toward street safety

Safe street infrastructure might soon become a national priority, pending passage of…

Federal legislation would require more highway funding to go toward bike lanes, bus stops and street safety improvements. (Shutterstock)
A cyclist crosses a clogged intersection at Market and Sixth streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

The City’s plan to keep cars off Market Street needs enforcement

Project team argues for emphasis on engineering over citations

A cyclist crosses a clogged intersection at Market and Sixth streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Close up of battery pack of an modern electric bicycle (Shutterstock)

Bay Area wants low-income residents to swap polluting cars for sustainable transportation

Low-income residents of the Bay Area can now swap their older, more…

Close up of battery pack of an modern electric bicycle (Shutterstock)
Two passengers wear masks as they rest in the international terminal at San Francisco International Airport on Friday, April 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFO says full recovery could take up to six years

Airport continues to struggle due to low passenger numbers, reduced flights

Two passengers wear masks as they rest in the international terminal at San Francisco International Airport on Friday, April 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A man rides a Lime e-scooter in a bike lane along The Embarcadero. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Lime launches new fleet of adaptive e-scooters in San Francisco

Individuals with limited mobility can make advance reservations, have e-scooters delivered

A man rides a Lime e-scooter in a bike lane along The Embarcadero. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Muni to offer free rides to vaccination sites

Starting Tuesday, all passengers need is proof of appointment

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Cable cars were among the first transit lines to stop service last spring as The City began to shut down. (Mira Laing/S.F. Examiner file)

Bringing back cable cars would be a ‘heavy lift’

SFMTA officials respond to pressure to bring back iconic vintage transit vehicles

Cable cars were among the first transit lines to stop service last spring as The City began to shut down. (Mira Laing/S.F. Examiner file)
Muni is testing hand sanitizer with foam-based soap and mask dispensers on some vehicles. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA launches hand sanitizer, face mask dispenser pilots

Staff says they’ve seen ‘great success’ in early stages

Muni is testing hand sanitizer with foam-based soap and mask dispensers on some vehicles. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The N Judah line, which has seen strong ridership during the pandemic with crowded shuttle buses, will have increased capacity when subway trains begin running again in spring. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Partial downtown-bound Muni Metro service to return in May

Subway travel will be possible from West Portal to Embarcadero

The N Judah line, which has seen strong ridership during the pandemic with crowded shuttle buses, will have increased capacity when subway trains begin running again in spring. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Police made an arrest near the 200 block of Hyde Street in the Tenderloin on Feb. 14 (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect arrested in assault of 83-year-old man in Tenderloin

San Francisco Police Department officers arrested 31-year-old Haskell Allen Sunday night on…

San Francisco Police made an arrest near the 200 block of Hyde Street in the Tenderloin on Feb. 14 (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mission Bay’s upcoming elementary school will have a lobby dubbed the “heart” linking the school community. (Courtesy photo)

SFUSD receives $2 million gift from real estate investment firm for Mission Bay elementary school project

Funding will be used to establish endowment for facility management and to further STEM opportunities

Mission Bay’s upcoming elementary school will have a lobby dubbed the “heart” linking the school community. (Courtesy photo)
Cyclists cross Masonic Street through the Panhandle bike path along Fell Street on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Cyclists cross Masonic Street through the Panhandle bike path along Fell Street on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Reform to state liquor license laws could benefit future of Shared Spaces

State Sen. Scott Wiener proposal includes more flexibility for bars, restaurants and music venues

A law proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener would ease restrictions on alcohol service in eateries and music venues.<ins></ins>
Two BART Ambassadors patrol on a Richmond-bound “Fleet of the Future” train at Embarcadero station on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART community ambassadors celebrate one year on the job

Program part of a philosophical shift in agency’s approach to policing

Two BART Ambassadors patrol on a Richmond-bound “Fleet of the Future” train at Embarcadero station on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A woman waits with her dog on a new traffic island, one of the new pedestrian and traffic safety measures of the Geary Rapid Project, at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Commonwealth and Beaumont avenues on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA announces new pedestrian safety measures on Geary Boulevard

Improvements near Gough, Commonwealth are direct response to pedestrian death last year

A woman waits with her dog on a new traffic island, one of the new pedestrian and traffic safety measures of the Geary Rapid Project, at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Commonwealth and Beaumont avenues on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Connie Chan wants to develop a citywide COVID-recovery plan for restoring transit, including attention to Muni service. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Supervisor Chan calls for comprehensive strategy to restore transit and mobility options

Supervisor Connie Chan has one question for San Francisco’s transit agency: What’s…

Supervisor Connie Chan wants to develop a citywide COVID-recovery plan for restoring transit, including attention to Muni service. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A cyclist rides along Market Street on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Funds approved for Better Market Street revision

Scaled-down plans for a three-block stretch of San Francisco’s Better Market Street…

A cyclist rides along Market Street on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Cyclists ride along the closed Great Highway on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors approve $500k for short-term safety, long-term evaluation for Great Highway

San Francisco supervisors acting as the county’s regional transportation authority allocated roughly…

Cyclists ride along the closed Great Highway on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)