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Pedestrian struck by Muni bus in Western Addition

A pedestrian was struck and injured by a San Francisco Municipal Railway…

A man dressed as a "creepy clown" is spotted on a 5-Fulton Muni bus September 30, 2016. (Photo Colleen Marriott Ivie)

‘Creepy clown’ spotted on Muni bus amid nationwide craze

They’re here. San Francisco appears to have its first “creepy clown” sighting,…

A man dressed as a "creepy clown" is spotted on a 5-Fulton Muni bus September 30, 2016. (Photo Colleen Marriott Ivie)
A Muni bus on the 3-Jackson route — which sometimes runs aging Electric Transit Inc. buses — picks up riders at Sutter Street and Van Ness Avenue on Thursday. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Muni to replace malfunctioning buses after computer error led to crash

A computer error that cut signals to the brakes was found to…

A Muni bus on the 3-Jackson route — which sometimes runs aging Electric Transit Inc. buses — picks up riders at Sutter Street and Van Ness Avenue on Thursday. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Muni operator Carla Romero was reportedly attacked by a man on Third Street. (Courtesy Carla Romero)

Man who assaulted Muni operator set to appear in court

A man who allegedly beat Muni operator Carla Romero after an apparent…

Muni operator Carla Romero was reportedly attacked by a man on Third Street. (Courtesy Carla Romero)
Some of the historic lamp posts and most of the 193 trees along the sidewalk, including trees on the median of Van Ness Avenue, will need to be removed for the construction of the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit Project. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Effort ramps up to save historic Van Ness Avenue street lamps from Muni

Former Mayor Willie Brown has joined in the fray over the controversial…

Some of the historic lamp posts and most of the 193 trees along the sidewalk, including trees on the median of Van Ness Avenue, will need to be removed for the construction of the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit Project. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Muni driver injured in Pacific Heights crash

The driver of a Muni bus was taken to a hospital after…

A woman prepares to board an L-Taraval Muni train at 22nd Avenue and Taraval Street in San Francisco's Sunset District Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA approves controversial L-Taraval changes in name of safety

Taraval Street will be transformed in the name of pedestrian safety and…

A woman prepares to board an L-Taraval Muni train at 22nd Avenue and Taraval Street in San Francisco's Sunset District Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
An N-Judah Muni train passes through the Sunset Tunnel on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sunset Tunnel construction cost balloons by $3 million after discovery of crumbling walls

Construction on the Sunset Tunnel stymied N-Judah riders through weekends last winter,…

An N-Judah Muni train passes through the Sunset Tunnel on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A rendering shows pedestrian clear zones and new signage to warn cars to stop as passengers disembark the Muni train, on Taraval Street. These zones will be in place of some concrete boarding islands the community protested. (Courtesy SFMTA)

Major L-Taraval changes up for vote Tuesday

Taraval Street is about to transform in the name of transit. The…

A rendering shows pedestrian clear zones and new signage to warn cars to stop as passengers disembark the Muni train, on Taraval Street. These zones will be in place of some concrete boarding islands the community protested. (Courtesy SFMTA)
Passengers exit from Muni L Taraval train at Taraval and 30th Avenue stop in Parkside neighborhood, Thursday, February 18, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can the SFMTA be trusted to keep its word?

The L-Taraval Rapid Project by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency includes…

Passengers exit from Muni L Taraval train at Taraval and 30th Avenue stop in Parkside neighborhood, Thursday, February 18, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
In June, a Muni operator was able to escape a dangerous situation when an armed man boarded his bus at San Bruno Avenue and Dwight Street in San Francisco on Tuesday. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Attempted Muni hijacking sheds light on safety protocol

It was the dead of night in late June when Muni operator…

In June, a Muni operator was able to escape a dangerous situation when an armed man boarded his bus at San Bruno Avenue and Dwight Street in San Francisco on Tuesday. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Teamsters and drivers for Bauer's Intelligent Transportation held a protest on Aug.11 decrying a "sham" union created by the company. The company's drivers will now unionize with the Teamsters. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bauer’s tech shuttle drivers unionize after long battle

Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation is the newest regional tech shuttle company to unionize.…

Teamsters and drivers for Bauer's Intelligent Transportation held a protest on Aug.11 decrying a "sham" union created by the company. The company's drivers will now unionize with the Teamsters. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Muni may finally bring cell phone service to tunnels, pending a vote by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Tuesday September 20. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cell service finally coming to Muni tunnels

For as long as mobile phones have been in use, Muni train…

Muni may finally bring cell phone service to tunnels, pending a vote by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Tuesday September 20. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The SFMTA may finally have a plan in place to fix the often-broken Muni elevators. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Muni may finally repair long-malfunctioning elevators

Transit officials may finally be moving forward with long-needed repairs to Muni’s…

The SFMTA may finally have a plan in place to fix the often-broken Muni elevators. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The F-Market & Wharves streetcar is frequently replaced by bus service because there aren’t enough qualified streetcar operators. (Aleah Fajardo/ Special To S.F. Examiner)

Historic Muni streetcar shortage highlights driver training woes

There’s a curious shortage of historic trains on San Francisco’s streets. A…

The F-Market & Wharves streetcar is frequently replaced by bus service because there aren’t enough qualified streetcar operators. (Aleah Fajardo/ Special To S.F. Examiner)
A cyclist bikes down Folsom Street through the SoMa neighborhood in San Francisco. (Dan Chambers/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Nearly three decades after Loma Prieta earthquake, Folsom Street sees new life

In 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake wreaked havoc throughout the Bay Area.…

A cyclist bikes down Folsom Street through the SoMa neighborhood in San Francisco. (Dan Chambers/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
(Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner)

New N-Judah trains expected to ease morning commute

Cramped N-Judah passengers are set to see relief in the form of…

(Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner)
The top winner of Muni Art 2017, “Teens of San Francisco,” by Monica Tiulescu. (Courtesy SFMTA)

City announces it will double Muni buses with art in 2017

Five artists beat out more than 53 contestants to place their art…

The top winner of Muni Art 2017, “Teens of San Francisco,” by Monica Tiulescu. (Courtesy SFMTA)
A Muni patron uses a Clipper Card to enter the Powell Street Station. (Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)

Muni monthly pass fare rises today, will increase more next year

Muni fares are set to rise today for regular riders. Though fare…

A Muni patron uses a Clipper Card to enter the Powell Street Station. (Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)