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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is making plans to bring service back to pre-pandemic levels. (Harika Maddala/Bay City News)

Transit agency seeks input on Muni service restoration

SFMTA survey asks riders to choose between three options

 

Money to keep BART and other transit systems running is coming from the American Rescue Plan. (Shutterstock)

BART to receive $331 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding

By Eli Walsh Bay City News The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal…

 

Free Muni service is not simply good for riders, it also would improve San Francisco’s economy by helping employees and customers get to storefronts and workplaces. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Now is a great time to pilot Free Muni

By Dean Preston Transit ridership is at a historic low, fare revenue…

 

Muni fare inspectors, shown here in 2019 and out of action since the pandemic began, are coming back, with a focus on high ridership lines. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Fare inspectors returning to Muni with new uniform, different approach

Absent thus far during the pandemic, Muni fare operators will be back…

Muni fare inspectors, shown here in 2019 and out of action since the pandemic began, are coming back, with a focus on high ridership lines. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Silly signs like "Lizardpeople must pay full fare" have been popping up on Muni buses across San Francisco in recent days. (Courtesy photo)

Pranksters post silly #MuniFacts posters on buses

“Lizardpeople Must Pay Full Fare” and “No Touching” aren’t actually Muni rules,…

Silly signs like "Lizardpeople must pay full fare" have been popping up on Muni buses across San Francisco in recent days. (Courtesy photo)
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)

SF-bound BART trains delayed due to equipment problem

BART trains going through downtown Oakland toward San Francisco on Monday morning…

A Muni driver hands a paper transfer to a rider on the 5-Fulton bus at Market and Powell starts in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Muni to ditch classic, colorful transfers

Muni will soon get new fareboxes, and when they go, so will…

A Muni driver hands a paper transfer to a rider on the 5-Fulton bus at Market and Powell starts in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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BART responds to criticism over employee bonuses

BART was facing criticism Wednesday for providing contractually required bonuses to employees, but…

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A single MUNI train stops at the very end of the Montgomery Station platform to pick up mid-day travelers. The SFMTA received state approval to allow multiple trains to enter the stations at once in order to better serve the public and relieve congestion at peak commute hours. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Transit, traffic and parking guide for holidays

Holiday traffic is in full swing, as Muni buses wind down, parking…

A single MUNI train stops at the very end of the Montgomery Station platform to pick up mid-day travelers. The SFMTA received state approval to allow multiple trains to enter the stations at once in order to better serve the public and relieve congestion at peak commute hours. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner
Stickers are placed at the ticket entrance of BART stations to let riders know the upcoming closure times. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

BART officials say transit ‘dream team’ is ready for upcoming transbay service closures

Two years ago, the Bay Area coined a new term: “BARTpocalypse.” It…

Stickers are placed at the ticket entrance of BART stations to let riders know the upcoming closure times. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2012

$3 billion BART bond discussed amid system failure

A BART train experienced an electrical surge Thursday morning that shut down…

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Track problem, medical incident cause systemwide BART delays

An equipment problem and a medical emergency are causing delays on all…

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Courtesy PhotoA broken section of rail caused major delays on May 6th for BART riders in the morning and early afternoon.

BART finds ‘hydrogen bubble’ defects on broken rail

The broken section of rail that delayed thousands of BART commuters earlier…

Courtesy PhotoA broken section of rail caused major delays on May 6th for BART riders in the morning and early afternoon.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAlways give up your seat to those who need a place to sit down. It's just the right thing to do.

Broke-Ass City: Being bad at mass transit

She was standing on the BART turnstile at the Civic Center station…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAlways give up your seat to those who need a place to sit down. It's just the right thing to do.
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee has proposed an additional $48.1 million investment into San Francisco's public transit system.

SF mayor proposes $48.1 million boost for public transit

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Monday announced a proposed additional $48.1…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee has proposed an additional $48.1 million investment into San Francisco's public transit system.
Courtesy PhotoBike bump

Caltrain’s new bike-bump form aims to inform cyclists when trains are full

Caltrain has rolled out some online tools to enable cyclists to alert…

Courtesy PhotoBike bump

Biggest service boost in years on tap for Muni

Every morning for the past four years since selling her car, caregiver…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMTA will implement double stopping on Muni Metro trains at certain stations starting this weekend.

Demand is high for free Muni for seniors, disabled

A new program providing free Muni for low- to moderate-income seniors and…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMTA will implement double stopping on Muni Metro trains at certain stations starting this weekend.

Caltrain reports long delays after fatality on tracks

Caltrain is experiencing residual delays due to an incident Monday morning in…