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

Muni’s brand new buses struggle with SF’s hills, test results show

San Francisco is on a bus-buying spree. In the name of shoring…

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

Muni’s pricey training facility plan hits roadblock

San Francisco’s transit agency wants to spend $2.4 million annually — a…

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

First splash of transit-only ‘red carpet’ lanes hit Mission Street

The first red paint that will designate Muni-only lanes hit the ground…

Crews lay down the red transit-only lanes on Mission Street Monday, February 22, 2016 (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Passengers exit from a Muni L Taraval train on Taraval Street between 28th and 29th avenues in the Parkside neighborhood. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sunset district neighbors wary of proposed changes to L-Taraval Muni line

Sunset district neighbors reached a compromise Wednesday night on changes to Taraval…

Passengers exit from a Muni L Taraval train on Taraval Street between 28th and 29th avenues in the Parkside neighborhood. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

New ‘Swiftly’ app will compete with Muni NextBus predictions

Muni riders are subject to inaccurate predictions on when their next bus…

An elderly couple sit next to a college student on the 38R Geary bus outbound to the Richmond district on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. (Yesica Prado/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Muni drops criminal fines for youth who evade fares, fail to give up elderly/disabled seat

Criminal citations for youth who commit violations aboard Muni are now a…

An elderly couple sit next to a college student on the 38R Geary bus outbound to the Richmond district on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. (Yesica Prado/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A couple sit next to a young man on the 38r Geary bus outbound to the Richmond district on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. Youths who don’t give up their priority seat to elderly or handicapped passengers face criminal penalties and fees up to $380 (Yesica Prado/Special to the San Francisco Examiner)

Muni may decriminalize citations for youth who don’t give seats to elderly

It’s already against the law to not give up your public bus…

A couple sit next to a young man on the 38r Geary bus outbound to the Richmond district on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. Youths who don’t give up their priority seat to elderly or handicapped passengers face criminal penalties and fees up to $380 (Yesica Prado/Special to the San Francisco Examiner)
Muni’s proposed fare increases include a 25 cent hike on the Discount Cash Fare. (Cindy Chew/2005 S.F. Examiner)

Muni pass, parking fees likely to increase

Muni fares and private parking fees may soon rise, and the first…

Muni’s proposed fare increases include a 25 cent hike on the Discount Cash Fare. (Cindy Chew/2005 S.F. Examiner)
Many stops along the L-Taraval line in the Sunset force riders to cross over lanes of traffic, risking injury. Muni wants to implement a plan reducing the risk to riders. (Courtesy SFMTA)

Businesses fear L-Taraval train improvements will hurt local parking

Taraval Street is a slice of the past, local merchants say. Like…

Many stops along the L-Taraval line in the Sunset force riders to cross over lanes of traffic, risking injury. Muni wants to implement a plan reducing the risk to riders. (Courtesy SFMTA)
Photo courtesy JR Hubbard

Truck piles atop Muni bus in bizarre collision near City College

Update 1:05 p.m.: The bus involved in a bizarre collision near City…

Photo courtesy JR Hubbard
Photo courtesy Twitter user Dustin Allen.

UPDATE: Muni ‘M’ train morning derailment cleared

Update 1:35 p.m.: An M-Ocean View train derailed early this morning. Muni…

Photo courtesy Twitter user Dustin Allen.
BART’s ridership for the weekend broke into the agency’s top 10 busiest Saturdays. (Examiner file photo)

BART reports record-breaking ridership numbers for Super Bowl City, Muni ridership also grows

Preliminary numbers are in, and local transit agencies netted huge boosts in…

BART’s ridership for the weekend broke into the agency’s top 10 busiest Saturdays. (Examiner file photo)
Muni operators are voting for the color scheme of their new uniforms: brown, as it has been for decades, or gray, pictured. (Courtesy SFMTA)

Muni operators may ditch brown uniforms

Muni operators may soon ditch their iconic brown uniforms in favor of…

Muni operators are voting for the color scheme of their new uniforms: brown, as it has been for decades, or gray, pictured. (Courtesy SFMTA)
A Super Bowl 50 sculpture sign located on Larkin Street in front of San Francisco City Hall, Monday. January 11, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special  to S.F. Examiner)

Thousands of SFMTA employees urged to ‘volunteer’ for Super Bowl City during work hours

At last count, San Francisco is spending roughly $5 million on Super…

A Super Bowl 50 sculpture sign located on Larkin Street in front of San Francisco City Hall, Monday. January 11, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special  to S.F. Examiner)
Director of Transportation Edward D. Reiskin listens to a speaker during the annual retreat of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco joins Vision Zero program

San Francisco has joined forces with nine American cities to jointly study…

Director of Transportation Edward D. Reiskin listens to a speaker during the annual retreat of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Muni operators carry Reynaldo Morante's casket into Grace Cathedral. Morante was struck by a motorcyclist in 2015, and died January 12, 2016. JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ/S.F. EXAMINER

Cable cars stand still for operator’s funeral, family seeks funds

Reynaldo Morante spent the last years of his life making San Francisco's…

Muni operators carry Reynaldo Morante's casket into Grace Cathedral. Morante was struck by a motorcyclist in 2015, and died January 12, 2016. JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ/S.F. EXAMINER
Even with the seats in an upright and locked position, right, Muni bus riders still sit on them anyway, defeating the purpose of locking the seats. (GABRIELLE LURIE/2014 SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER)

Muni testing device that may make locked seats safe

A solution to Muni’s 1,400 locked — and now unusable — seats…

Even with the seats in an upright and locked position, right, Muni bus riders still sit on them anyway, defeating the purpose of locking the seats. (GABRIELLE LURIE/2014 SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER)
A challenger to The City’s Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit project contends 193 trees will need to be removed during construction. A project manager says the number is actually closer to nine and that The City would plant 32 new trees as part of the project. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Trees, historic trolley poles to be removed for bus project

A challenge to The City’s Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit project was…

A challenger to The City’s Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit project contends 193 trees will need to be removed during construction. A project manager says the number is actually closer to nine and that The City would plant 32 new trees as part of the project. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
The site of the old Pagoda Palace Theater at 1701 Powell St. will not be included in the Central Subway expansion plans, as the site’s broker says it will house luxury condos. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Central Subway future unites unlikely allies

Deciding the future of San Francisco’s tunnels has aligned two polar opposite…

The site of the old Pagoda Palace Theater at 1701 Powell St. will not be included in the Central Subway expansion plans, as the site’s broker says it will house luxury condos. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
SF cable car operator injured in June crash dies

SF cable car operator injured in June crash dies

A cable car operator, Reynaldo Abraham "Avy" Morante, died this morning, according…

SF cable car operator injured in June crash dies