San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Flooding closes some high-end Union Square shops

Water that burst from a main at San Francisco's Union Square on…

Cindy Chew/2009 s.f. examiner file photoSingle-space parking meters are being replaced in order to take any form of payment.

Parking meters soon to take all forms of payment

Motorists frustrated with parking meters incapable of taking various forms of payment…

Cindy Chew/2009 s.f. examiner file photoSingle-space parking meters are being replaced in order to take any form of payment.
Courtesy SFMTAThe new Unity Plaza adjacent to City College of San Francisco will include pedestrian-level lighting

New name picked for SF plaza

A group of citizens representing various San Francisco communities chose Unity Plaza…

Courtesy SFMTAThe new Unity Plaza adjacent to City College of San Francisco will include pedestrian-level lighting
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMTA will implement double stopping on Muni Metro trains at certain stations starting this weekend.

Muni union vote on contract delayed a week

Approval of a tentative agreement between the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMTA will implement double stopping on Muni Metro trains at certain stations starting this weekend.
Mike Koozmin/The S.f. Examiner File photoSFMTA Transportation Director Ed Reiskin expressed confidence in interim taxi head Kate Toran's ability to help keep The City's taxi industry competitive among the rise of app-based ride services.

Former paratransit manager named interim SF taxi head

Still facing a "frustratingly slow" search effort to replace retired taxi head…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. Examiner File photoSFMTA Transportation Director Ed Reiskin expressed confidence in interim taxi head Kate Toran's ability to help keep The City's taxi industry competitive among the rise of app-based ride services.
Cindy Chew/s.f. examiner file photoOne resident on Cayuga Avenue used his car to catch a parking control officer issue a ticket even though the vehicle was legally parked. The SFMTA found no wrongdoing by the officer.

SF parking citation officer ‘going rogue’ with unwarranted tickets, neighbors say

A few weeks ago, Gary Malec received what he believed was an…

Cindy Chew/s.f. examiner file photoOne resident on Cayuga Avenue used his car to catch a parking control officer issue a ticket even though the vehicle was legally parked. The SFMTA found no wrongdoing by the officer.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMTA will implement double stopping on Muni Metro trains at certain stations starting this weekend.

Muni tentative labor contract details disclosed, up for union vote

The union representing Muni operators and fare inspectors appears to have received…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMTA will implement double stopping on Muni Metro trains at certain stations starting this weekend.
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoA preliminary analysis of voting patterns shows tech workers did not vote in large numbers during The City's last election cycle in November.

Genentech shuttle drivers take course on how to safely navigate streets with bicyclists

A collaboration between a local tech company and the San Francisco Bicycle…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoA preliminary analysis of voting patterns shows tech workers did not vote in large numbers during The City's last election cycle in November.
S.F. Examiner file photoBoth the union and the SFMTA would not comment on details of a contract agreement reached Thursday.

Muni union, SFMTA reach contract agreement

A labor contract agreement between the Muni operators' union and the San…

S.F. Examiner file photoBoth the union and the SFMTA would not comment on details of a contract agreement reached Thursday.
Courtesy photoCity CarShare is among three car sharing companies operating in San Francisco that have together requested 450 of 900 parking spaces available.

SFMTA board expands locations for car share vehicles

Despite dissenting voices from several San Francisco residents, San Francisco Municipal Transportation…

Courtesy photoCity CarShare is among three car sharing companies operating in San Francisco that have together requested 450 of 900 parking spaces available.
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoA preliminary analysis of voting patterns shows tech workers did not vote in large numbers during The City's last election cycle in November.

As SF tech bus pilot program is pushed back, public invited to weigh in on stops

San Francisco's commuter shuttle program to use Muni stops is being pushed…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoA preliminary analysis of voting patterns shows tech workers did not vote in large numbers during The City's last election cycle in November.
Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerMayor Ed Lee

Central Subway tunnel boring machines will live on

Tunnel-boring machines Big Alma and Mom Chung might be finished with Muni's…

Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerMayor Ed Lee
Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerWorkers look on as the Central Subway tunnel boring machine Big Alma breaks the surface in North Beach on Wednesday

SF Central Subway tunnel-boring phase reaches milestone

There was no arresting explosion, no sudden, defining crack announcing the breakthrough.…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerWorkers look on as the Central Subway tunnel boring machine Big Alma breaks the surface in North Beach on Wednesday
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMTA will implement double stopping on Muni Metro trains at certain stations starting this weekend.

Union given more time to meet with mediator on Muni operator contract

Discussions with a mediator on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's revised…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMTA will implement double stopping on Muni Metro trains at certain stations starting this weekend.
Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerLongtime cabdrivers Sai Lee

Muni buses running ads for taxi hailing app Flywheel

This week, some Muni buses started carrying ads with messages asking: "Would…

Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerLongtime cabdrivers Sai Lee
Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerMuni riders crowd onto the platform at the Powell Street transit station Monday.

Muni fleet cut by two-thirds during ‘sickout’ worker action

Muni workers who participated in the sickout labor action that cut service…

Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerMuni riders crowd onto the platform at the Powell Street transit station Monday.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerLincoln High School teacher Brendan Furey and his wife

Head of SF taxis to retire

Chris Hayashi, head of San Francisco's taxi industry during arguably its most…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerLincoln High School teacher Brendan Furey and his wife
Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe SFMTA is adding traffic signal priority systems — already on the 14-Mission — to two more lines in the fall

Traffic signal priority coming to 8X, N-Judah, possibly other lines

Riders of buses on Mission Street have arrived at their destinations quicker…

Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe SFMTA is adding traffic signal priority systems — already on the 14-Mission — to two more lines in the fall
Mike Hendrickson/Special to The S.F. ExaminerProposition L calls for The City to eliminate parking meters on Sundays

SF completes its first parking spot census

San Francisco today is the first city in the world, to its…

Mike Hendrickson/Special to The S.F. ExaminerProposition L calls for The City to eliminate parking meters on Sundays
Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerThe SFMTA voted Tuesday to temporarily shut part of Lombard Street to through traffic as part of a safety pilot project.

SF giving twisty Lombard a vacation from traffic

The famously crooked block of Lombard Street, a gleaming postcard and photo…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerThe SFMTA voted Tuesday to temporarily shut part of Lombard Street to through traffic as part of a safety pilot project.