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BART board member Janice Li on Thursday called for an audit of BART police citations. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART director wants police citations audited for bias

A dispute over a sandwich may spur a deeper look into BART’s…

BART board member Janice Li on Thursday called for an audit of BART police citations. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Riders board a new BART train car on the Antioch line at Powell Street station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART fares going up in January

BART fares are going up in January, but not for everyone. While…

Riders board a new BART train car on the Antioch line at Powell Street station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A plaza is planned over the future Chinatown station on the Central Subway line. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Rooftop park the latest point of conflict between Muni and Central Subway contractor

Bills, bills, bills. They’re a common household headache, but on the $1.6…

A plaza is planned over the future Chinatown station on the Central Subway line. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Muni signage project now $1.5 million over budget, four years late

Muni signage project now $1.5 million over budget, four years late

It isn’t just Muni’s trains that are running behind. A project to…

Muni signage project now $1.5 million over budget, four years late
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City officials could seek more power to regulate ride-hails

New SF transit director will ‘enthusiastically’ pursue local Uber and Lyft regulations

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Infographic courtesy Metromile

The absolute worst times to drive out of SF over Thanksgiving weekend

While long-time San Franciscans know traffic in The City nearly disappears over…

Infographic courtesy Metromile
Patrols by police and unarmed ambassadors may have contributed to a reported decrease in crime on Muni trains and buses.

Muni reports sharp drop in crime

Agency attributes improvement to engineering changes, increased surveillance and patrols

Patrols by police and unarmed ambassadors may have contributed to a reported decrease in crime on Muni trains and buses.
A confrontation between a white officer and a black man eating at the Pleasant Hill BART station has caused controversy about police targeting people of color. (Courtesy photo)

Black riders disproportionately cited by BART police for eating and drinking

People of color have been disproportionately targeted by BART police officers for…

A confrontation between a white officer and a black man eating at the Pleasant Hill BART station has caused controversy about police targeting people of color. (Courtesy photo)
Melieni Cruz (center) and others at a recent labor action for airline catering workers. The workers, employed by two subcontractors, are negotiating for higher wages and benefits and plan to protest at SFO Tuesday Nov. 26, 2019. (Courtesy photo)

Protesting airline catering workers to greet holiday travelers at SFO

Bay Area travelers flying out of San Francisco International Airport this week…

Melieni Cruz (center) and others at a recent labor action for airline catering workers. The workers, employed by two subcontractors, are negotiating for higher wages and benefits and plan to protest at SFO Tuesday Nov. 26, 2019. (Courtesy photo)
Muni Metro riders disembark after a systemwide shutdown. (Photo by Ming Vong)

Muni train service restored after four-hour shutdown

Outage caused by ‘downed overhead line’at Embarcadero Station

Muni Metro riders disembark after a systemwide shutdown. (Photo by Ming Vong)
A transit project designed to improve bus service on San Bruno Avenue in the Portola District, pictured, has angered Cantonese speaking area residents. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Flare-up between SF and Chinese merchants reveals Muni’s inadequate translation services

A small, simple transportation project meant to speed up buses for 42,000 San Franciscans has sputtered out of control.

A transit project designed to improve bus service on San Bruno Avenue in the Portola District, pictured, has angered Cantonese speaking area residents. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner

BART ramping up police presence after fatal stabbing, but not everyone feels safer

Incident highlights ongoing tension over best approach to crime prevention

Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
Passengers exit the Muni Metro at Powell Street Station on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

After 18 years, BART says it will finally reopen Powell Station bathrooms

BART plans to reopen its Powell Station restrooms in San Francisco for…

Passengers exit the Muni Metro at Powell Street Station on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
New SFMTA director’s tweets show aversion to free parking, cars

New SFMTA director’s tweets show aversion to free parking, cars

The City’s new transit leader has a bumpy relationship with cars. Jeffrey…

New SFMTA director’s tweets show aversion to free parking, cars
The Department of Emergency Management sought additional parking spaces for employees at 1011 Turk St., next to the Margaret S. Hayward Playground in the Western Addition. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City stalls request for more parking for 911 dispatchers, citing ‘Transit First’ policy

SFMTA board says city staff should be ‘leading by example,’ discouraged from driving

The Department of Emergency Management sought additional parking spaces for employees at 1011 Turk St., next to the Margaret S. Hayward Playground in the Western Addition. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Muni aims to end operator shortage by summer 2021

Director of Transit warns that further service improvements may not be possible until then

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A cyclist crosses at Page and Webster streets near a mother and her children in the Lower Haight on Tuesday.

Drivers looking for a shortcut to get steered off Page Street

Drivers be warned: If you’re looking to circumvent Oak Street traffic to…

A cyclist crosses at Page and Webster streets near a mother and her children in the Lower Haight on Tuesday.
Bike racks line Market Street near a protected bike lane on Friday.

City to double rate of bike rack installation

Bike racks are about to spring up across The City like wildflowers.…

Bike racks line Market Street near a protected bike lane on Friday.
Former Supervisor John Avalos speaks at a rally where Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer announced her introducing a plan for a city public bank at City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

He’s back: John Avalos pulls paperwork to run for Board of Supervisors

I’ve always wanted to say it, so here goes: Heeeeere’s Johnny! Yes,…

Former Supervisor John Avalos speaks at a rally where Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer announced her introducing a plan for a city public bank at City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART took criticism after a video began circulating of a confrontation between officers and a passenger eating a breakfast sandwich at the Pleasant Hill BART station. (Courtesy photo)

Man cited for eating sandwich on BART hires civil rights attorney John Burris, intends to sue

A man detained by BART police for eating a sandwich is expected…

BART took criticism after a video began circulating of a confrontation between officers and a passenger eating a breakfast sandwich at the Pleasant Hill BART station. (Courtesy photo)