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No injuries reported in Muni light-rail crash

No one suffered any injuries after a Muni light-rail vehicle was involved…

Clockwise from top left, Sarita Britt, Cheryl Brinkman, Candace Sue and Roberta Boomer are among the many women at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency who are overseeing travel in The City. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Women at the SFMTA take the wheel in shaping The City’s transportation

In today’s San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, women are among every department…

Clockwise from top left, Sarita Britt, Cheryl Brinkman, Candace Sue and Roberta Boomer are among the many women at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency who are overseeing travel in The City. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Crews lay down the red transit-only lanes on Mission Street Monday, February 22, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Mission community says Muni’s red lane tanked local businesses

The Mission District community is looking for a referee to call foul…

Crews lay down the red transit-only lanes on Mission Street Monday, February 22, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
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Muni riders defend Mission ‘red carpet’ lanes

Those seeing red over the new transit only “red carpet” lanes along…

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SF Examiner file photo. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Muni set for major service expansions

Muni routes citywide are set for another wave of major service expansions.…

SF Examiner file photo. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Man allegedly involved in fight on Muni bus found dead shortly after

Police are investigating a suspicious incident involving a man who was found…

A BART rider uses a Clipper Card to pay the fare at Powell Street Bart Station, San Francisco, Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA weighs offering free Clipper Cards in light of proposed cash surcharge

In the wake of a proposed surcharge for Muni riders who pay…

A BART rider uses a Clipper Card to pay the fare at Powell Street Bart Station, San Francisco, Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
A MUNI bus makes its way down O'Farrell Street Monday, October 5, 2015. Some buses are equiped with forward facing cameras to assist in ticketing double parkers in the transit only lanes. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF businesses seeing red over new transit-only lanes

Few foods are as synonymous with Mission Street nightlife as bacon-wrapped hot…

A MUNI bus makes its way down O'Farrell Street Monday, October 5, 2015. Some buses are equiped with forward facing cameras to assist in ticketing double parkers in the transit only lanes. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Passengers exit the T-Third Muni train at Third and Mariposa streets on March 8 in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Muni to evaluate public transit access for underserved communities

San Francisco transit leaders on Tuesday pledged to evaluate and improve Muni…

Passengers exit the T-Third Muni train at Third and Mariposa streets on March 8 in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
San Francisco may consider charging parking meters at night. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF may charge for parking meters at night; 25 cent cash surcharge coming to Muni

San Francisco's transit agency will study charging for evening parking meters and…

San Francisco may consider charging parking meters at night. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
SFMTA hosts San Francisco's 31st bus roadeo where bus operators compete in a series of driving and safety test including an obstacle course showcasing the drivers best skills at Cow Palace Saturday, April 2, 2016. Winners of the competition advance to the American Public Transportation Association International Roadeo. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Muni hopes to defend title at international bus ‘Road-eo’

San Franciscans celebrate city pride in many ways, from lauding the three-time…

SFMTA hosts San Francisco's 31st bus roadeo where bus operators compete in a series of driving and safety test including an obstacle course showcasing the drivers best skills at Cow Palace Saturday, April 2, 2016. Winners of the competition advance to the American Public Transportation Association International Roadeo. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A Muni light rail vehicle from the 1980s is seen at the Cameron Beach Yard in San Francisco, Calif., Wednesday, March 30, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Last of Muni’s 1980’s-era clunker trains will be scrapped

If it runs on rails in San Francisco, it might be immortal.…

A Muni light rail vehicle from the 1980s is seen at the Cameron Beach Yard in San Francisco, Calif., Wednesday, March 30, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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Muni’s newest buses break down less often, data shows

Muni’s newest motor buses break down a whole lot less than their…

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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)

SF State transit discount pass clears BART hurdle; students set to vote

BART has joined up with San Francisco agencies to provide students at…

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)
SF Examiner file photo. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor blocks effort to raise transit impact fee for large commercial development

Call it political theater or getting developers to pay their fair share…

SF Examiner file photo. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
A T-Third Muni train sits at the platform on 3rd and Mariposa streets in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

BART gets real on social media; now it’s Muni’s turn

BART’s brutal honesty about its budget shortfalls went viral across the country…

A T-Third Muni train sits at the platform on 3rd and Mariposa streets in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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San Francisco’s $9 billion question

Working for the president of the Board of Supervisors, I spend my…

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City officials have dropped a plan to charge riders more for riding an express Muni bus. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Proposal to charge riders extra for express Muni buses dropped

It’s budget time at The City’s transportation agency, and some revenue-generating proposals…

City officials have dropped a plan to charge riders more for riding an express Muni bus. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
30 Tanforan Ave. in South San Francisco is being considered as a possible location for a Muni training facility, potentially costing The City millions. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Criticism persists as costly Muni training facility advances toward approval

The proposed pricey new training facility for Muni drivers advanced closer to…

30 Tanforan Ave. in South San Francisco is being considered as a possible location for a Muni training facility, potentially costing The City millions. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
New buses bought by Muni from New Flyer Industries failed acceleration tests according to an internal memo reported on last week. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Transit director defends new bus performance

The City’s top transit official defended Muni’s newest buses last week, deflecting…

New buses bought by Muni from New Flyer Industries failed acceleration tests according to an internal memo reported on last week. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)