Muni

The inside of a new MUNI light rail vehicle is seen while under construciton at Siemens Mobility in Sacramento, Calif. Monday, August 29, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Muni’s new future fleet debuts on the factory floor

Like a model train fresh from the box, the plastic wrap protecting…

The inside of a new MUNI light rail vehicle is seen while under construciton at Siemens Mobility in Sacramento, Calif. Monday, August 29, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Edward Mason documents a regional commuter shuttle that, he claims, is violating city law at Castro and 24th streets on Wednesday. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Meet the SF man responsible for more than a quarter of all tech bus complaints

Edward Mason is on the hunt, and his target is the elusive…

Edward Mason documents a regional commuter shuttle that, he claims, is violating city law at Castro and 24th streets on Wednesday. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
A man walks past a 47 Van Ness bus on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Another Muni operator assaulted, this time with a skateboard

A Muni operator was hospitalized after being struck in the head by…

A man walks past a 47 Van Ness bus on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Left to Right: Gwyneth Borden, Bevan Dufty and Michael Petrelis are running for San Francisco's open seat on the BART Board of Directors in November. (Courtesy photos)

Three candidates vying for SF seat on BART board

Moments before Wednesday’s 5 p.m. deadline, a third candidate filed to run…

Left to Right: Gwyneth Borden, Bevan Dufty and Michael Petrelis are running for San Francisco's open seat on the BART Board of Directors in November. (Courtesy photos)
The ads  use quotes not just from Muni operators but also from their apparent family members, urging criminals to avoid targeting bus operators. (Courtesy photo)

New ad campaign to promote safety of Muni operators after attack

A new ad campaign that’s set to roll out from the San…

The ads  use quotes not just from Muni operators but also from their apparent family members, urging criminals to avoid targeting bus operators. (Courtesy photo)
Muni operator Carla Romero was reportedly attacked by a man on Third Street on Saturday. (Courtesy Carla Romero)

Muni operator says she was beaten, but fended off attacker

A Muni operator who said she was beaten Saturday morning is also…

Muni operator Carla Romero was reportedly attacked by a man on Third Street on Saturday. (Courtesy Carla Romero)
Passengers board a Muni L-Taraval light rail at a stop at the corner of Taraval St.and 17th St. in the Sunset on Tuesday. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Data versus merchants: Do shoppers drive or take Muni?

Streets across San Francisco are being refashioned to make transit faster. From…

Passengers board a Muni L-Taraval light rail at a stop at the corner of Taraval St.and 17th St. in the Sunset on Tuesday. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Fans cheer during Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem's set at the Lands End stage at the Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Sunday. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Traffic tickets, price surges hit Uber, Lyft drivers at Outside Lands

The three-day music festival Outside Lands was a bonanza for music lovers,…

Fans cheer during Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem's set at the Lands End stage at the Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Sunday. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A Muni bus drives in the red bus and taxi only lane at 16th and Mission streets Thursday, May 5, 2016.(Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF offers compromise on controversial Mission District Muni-only red lanes

Relief is on the way for Mission District residents seeing red over…

A Muni bus drives in the red bus and taxi only lane at 16th and Mission streets Thursday, May 5, 2016.(Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Your Outside Lands weekend transit guide

Those taking transit to the ninth annual Outside Lands gathering this weekend…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Muni is going to be running longer buses on the 5-Fulton line starting Aug. 15. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner file photo)

Aiming to alleviate crowding, Muni 5-Fulton route to get bigger buses

Riders of the 5R-Fulton Rapid Muni bus may soon get a saving…

Muni is going to be running longer buses on the 5-Fulton line starting Aug. 15. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner file photo)
Muni is jumping on the Pokemon Go bandwagon and providing riders with information on where to find the pocket monsters on different transit lines within The City. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Muni offers tips for catching Pokemon along SF transit lines

For Muni riders hot on the trail of Pokemon, The City’s transit…

Muni is jumping on the Pokemon Go bandwagon and providing riders with information on where to find the pocket monsters on different transit lines within The City. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
The SFMTA is seeking an outside vendor to reverse-engineer some of the outdated parts on Muni’s light rail vehicles. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Plan to reverse-engineer outdated Muni train parts is on track

The guts of Muni trains are being replaced faster than ever —…

The SFMTA is seeking an outside vendor to reverse-engineer some of the outdated parts on Muni’s light rail vehicles. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Muni may not be perfect, but it keeps cars off the road and provides afforable transportation to many. (Courtesy Nathan Yergler, used under CC BY-SA 2.0)

Why Muni doesn’t suck

Complaining about Muni is like a civic pastime, right up there with…

Muni may not be perfect, but it keeps cars off the road and provides afforable transportation to many. (Courtesy Nathan Yergler, used under CC BY-SA 2.0)
Ninety-eight buses in Muni’s fleet will be installed with air conditioning by September. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Muni buses to get air conditioning for first time

Muni is about to get a whole lot cooler. San Francisco’s bus…

Ninety-eight buses in Muni’s fleet will be installed with air conditioning by September. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Architectural consulltants Dr. Sauer & Partners Corporation reportedly overcharged The City for work on the Central Subway. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Architect consultant on Central Subway overcharged SF, fiscal review finds

An architectural consultant for the Central Subway project overcharged The City, according…

Architectural consulltants Dr. Sauer & Partners Corporation reportedly overcharged The City for work on the Central Subway. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner file photo)
The "Gator Pass," a transit discount for students at San Francisco State University, was approved by BART's Board of Directors on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (S.F. Examiner)

BART approves ‘Gator Pass’ discount for SFSU students

BART’s Board of Directors approved a fare discount program for San Francisco…

The "Gator Pass," a transit discount for students at San Francisco State University, was approved by BART's Board of Directors on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (S.F. Examiner)
A digital NextBus sign at a Muni stop on Mission Street. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Some ‘Next Muni’ stop predictions on the fritz across SF

Thousands of riders rely on “NextMuni” stop predictions throughout San Francisco to…

A digital NextBus sign at a Muni stop on Mission Street. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A Pikachu is spotted on an empty BART train; a Koffing at Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park; and a Slimer in Clarion Alley in the Mission. (Courtesy Twitter user @LabCabInUC; Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Pokemon Go fever lifts San Francisco during time of need

San Francisco is coming down with a serious case of Pokemon fever.…

A Pikachu is spotted on an empty BART train; a Koffing at Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park; and a Slimer in Clarion Alley in the Mission. (Courtesy Twitter user @LabCabInUC; Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
The SFMTA’s Office of Innovation is seeking a new leader after learning Tim Papandreou, pictured, will be leaving the agency for Google X. (Courtesy photo)

SF leader on ‘Smart City’ challenge leaves SFMTA for Google X

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Office of Innovation, which looks to…

The SFMTA’s Office of Innovation is seeking a new leader after learning Tim Papandreou, pictured, will be leaving the agency for Google X. (Courtesy photo)