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Fiona Hinze (Courtesy Fiona Hinze)

Advocate for people with disabilities nominated to SFMTA Board

Mayor Breed says Fiona Hinze brings ‘important perspective’ to agency leadership

 

New lower speed limits on sections of Geary Boulevard were prompted by the death of a pedestrian at Gough Street in August. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Speed limits to be reduced on parts of Geary Boulevard

Zones near senior centers will go down to 25 MPH

 

Cyclists have flocked to Market Street since private vehicles were largely banned from a long stretch of it in January. (Amanda Peterson/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Plans for sidewalk-level bikeway on Market Street dropped due to costs, increased cyclist volume

Advocates say revisions to Better Market Street fail to meet safety goals of project

Cyclists have flocked to Market Street since private vehicles were largely banned from a long stretch of it in January. (Amanda Peterson/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have taken different approaches to transit and infrastructure funding. <ins>(Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)</ins>

Bay Area transit has big hopes for a Biden administration

The best chance for local agencies to get relief may be a change in federal leadership

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have taken different approaches to transit and infrastructure funding. <ins>(Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)</ins>
BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Unarmed BART ambassadors program formalized with a focus on community service

Public safety and police reform are key elements in campaigns of Board members Dufty and Simon

BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Worst case scenario for BART budget could include severe service and staffing cuts

But rail agency will first try 7-Point Plan to mitigate financial shortfalls

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco has failed to reduce traffic deaths enough to meet its Vision Zero goal. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco not on track to meet Vision Zero goals by 2024

Hamstrung by state laws, dwindling budget and limited resources, SFMTA tries to chart path forward

San Francisco has failed to reduce traffic deaths enough to meet its Vision Zero goal. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City officials want to install more red light cameras but the process is costly and time consuming. (Shutterstock)

Transit officials push for more red light cameras

SFMTA says ‘capital crunch’ and dragging timelines make expanding the program cumbersome

City officials want to install more red light cameras but the process is costly and time consuming. (Shutterstock)
A regional proposal calling for people to work from home could have negative effect on downtown San Francisco and San Jose, according mayors of those cities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Mayor London Breed: We ‘cannot support’ MTC telecommute mandate

Proposal to require more employees to work from home could harm downtown and low-wage workers

A regional proposal calling for people to work from home could have negative effect on downtown San Francisco and San Jose, according mayors of those cities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The de Young Museum has argued that it needs more vehicle access to accommodate visitors who cannot travel by foot or on bike. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

As museums re-open, cars return to the Music Concourse

City tries to find middle ground, while institutions ask for more vehicle access

The de Young Museum has argued that it needs more vehicle access to accommodate visitors who cannot travel by foot or on bike. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

Mission Street gets a new paint job

Temporary transit-only lanes are complete. Will faster, less crowded Muni service follow?

Without more federal aid, SFMTA may start dipping into ‘rainy day’ reserves

Financial forecast bleak, with a $32 million operating budget deficit expected this fiscal year

All approved Slow Streets to be completed by October’s end

SFMTA restarts implementation following denial of CEQA appeals

Alameda Co. DA to reopen Oscar Grant death investigation

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Mayor nominates Manny Yekutiel to SFMTA Board

Cafe owner expected to bring small business perspective to transit agency

Caltrain’s financial future heavily dependent on federal funding and sales tax ballot measure

Ridership return for Peninsula rail agency slower than anticipated

After weeks of delay, SFMTA emergency response projects can continue

Board of Supervisors denies five appeals against CEQA exemptions

Fare inspectors returning to Muni with new uniform, different approach

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

New law makes sustainable transit easier, faster and cheaper to implement

SB 288 will add a number of climate-friendly infrastructure projects to CEQA exemption list