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The City has struggled to conduct outreach in some neighborhoods as it works to expand Slow Streets — such as this section of Page Street in the Lower Haight — to underserved neighborhoods. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SFMTA delays vote on Bayview Slow Streets, approves five others in ‘underserved’ areas

SFMTA struggles to conduct outreach in neighborhoods with lower internet access

 

Police lights (Courtesy photo)

A dangerous, deadly 24 hours on San Francisco streets

Three vehicle collisions kill one person, leave another two with life-threatening injuries

 

BART passengers may see more frequent service by this fall. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART service increases possible as soon as September

Proposal would double weekday, daytime trains and extend system operating hours

 

A Muni bus driver looks in the mirror as passengers board along Market Street on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Violence against Asian and Pacific Islander Muni riders and operators increases

SFMTA launches educational campaign and beefs up security on vehicles

A Muni bus driver looks in the mirror as passengers board along Market Street on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Examiner file photo)

Scaled-back Sunday Streets to return this month

Events seek to welcome visitors and create more open space in communities hardest hit by pandemic

(Examiner file photo)
Increased BART service, including a new South Bay connection, could be in the works under President Biden’s proposal.<ins></ins>

Bay Area transit poised to benefit from Biden infrastructure bill

Capital projects could come ‘off the shelf’ with federal funding

Increased BART service, including a new South Bay connection, could be in the works under President Biden’s proposal.<ins></ins>
BART board director Lateefah Simon speaks at a news conference for BART’s anti-sexual harassment Not One More Girl campaign at West Oakland BART station on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART launches campaign against gender-based violence

#NotOneMoreGirl seeks to combat sexual harassment on public transit

BART board director Lateefah Simon speaks at a news conference for BART’s anti-sexual harassment Not One More Girl campaign at West Oakland BART station on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Karl Aguilar, a partner at Papenhausen Hardware in West Portal, says business is down, and it could be because Muni trains have stopped running in the area. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Without Muni Metro, businesses uncertain about future

Some merchants blame sales losses on lack of train service

Karl Aguilar, a partner at Papenhausen Hardware in West Portal, says business is down, and it could be because Muni trains have stopped running in the area. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A cyclist rides near multiple Muni buses along Market Street on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Collision along Market Street injures five, including police officer

Five people, including a San Francisco police officer, were hospitalized following a…

A cyclist rides near multiple Muni buses along Market Street on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Pedestrian killed in Outer Mission collision identified

San Francisco’s Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday identified a 79-year-old pedestrian killed…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
San Francisco schools may alter several morning bell times this fall in a bid to save transportation costs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD to streamline times kids start class in the morning

Changes to help district save money amid ‘budget crisis’

San Francisco schools may alter several morning bell times this fall in a bid to save transportation costs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Nearly 4,000 San Francisco residents reached for a recent survey favor closing the Upper Great Highway indefinitely (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Closing Upper Great Highway for good is popular, survey finds

Going car-free would not come without impacts to traffic and transit

Nearly 4,000 San Francisco residents reached for a recent survey favor closing the Upper Great Highway indefinitely (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART has installed dispensers that provide free short stories to riders. (Courtesy BART)

BART distributing short stories for free at three stations

Looking for something to read on BART? The transit agency has installed…

BART has installed dispensers that provide free short stories to riders. (Courtesy BART)
Some advocates say that closing John F. Kennedy Drive to cars denies people of color and those with disabilities equal access to Golden Gate Park.
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
Advocates say that closing John F. Kennedy Drive to cars denies people of color and with disabilities equal access to Golden Gate Park. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Closing JFK Drive is recreational redlining

The history of redlining in America has impacted communities of color for…

Some advocates say that closing John F. Kennedy Drive to cars denies people of color and those with disabilities equal access to Golden Gate Park.
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
Advocates say that closing John F. Kennedy Drive to cars denies people of color and with disabilities equal access to Golden Gate Park. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Jaywalking is a common sight in San Francisco, but it can carry large fines and consequences, especially for low income residents and people of color. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco lawmaker says jaywalking shouldn’t be a crime

Assemblymember Phil Ting introduces legislation to decriminalize certain street crossings

Jaywalking is a common sight in San Francisco, but it can carry large fines and consequences, especially for low income residents and people of color. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A cyclist rides through a green light for bicyclists while a car waits for the turn light at Second and Mission streets on Thursday, March 25, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City unveils protected bike lane, other safety improvements on SoMa’s Second Street

Advocates applaud progress, call for further expansion of network

A cyclist rides through a green light for bicyclists while a car waits for the turn light at Second and Mission streets on Thursday, March 25, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART officials are voting on whether to approve contracts extended through 2025 for the transit system’s police officers and managers. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

BART board to vote on contract extension with law enforcement unions

Collective bargaining agreements codify the community ambassador program

BART officials are voting on whether to approve contracts extended through 2025 for the transit system’s police officers and managers. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Bay Area transit agencies have struggled to coordinate schedules and integrate fares.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Legislation calls for seamless transportation network

Assemblymember Chiu’s bill would enable riders to use different systems and pay one fare

Bay Area transit agencies have struggled to coordinate schedules and integrate fares.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Matt Brezina, cofounder of People Protected, speaks at a rally Saturday in Golden Gate Park calling on The City to keep John F. Kennedy Jr. Drive free of cars. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the San Francisco Examiner)

Two supervisors want JFK Drive to open back up to cars

Two San Francisco supervisors who represent some of the neighborhoods furthest away…

Matt Brezina, cofounder of People Protected, speaks at a rally Saturday in Golden Gate Park calling on The City to keep John F. Kennedy Jr. Drive free of cars. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the San Francisco Examiner)
A Muni bus drives in the red bus and taxi only lane at 16th and Mission streets.(Emma Chiang/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Recommitting to Transit First in San Francisco

By Scott Feeney San Francisco’s Transit First policy just turned 48 years…

A Muni bus drives in the red bus and taxi only lane at 16th and Mission streets.(Emma Chiang/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)