Transit

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Muni to resume fare enforcement with ‘reimagined’ approach

Mayor calls on The City to do ‘everything we can’ to save SFMTA as budget crisis looms

 

Jeff Tumlin, director of transportation for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, said the agency’s fiscal situation is “far worse” than the worse case scenarios projected back in April. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA prepares for massive potential layoffs as budget crisis continues to build

More than 1,200 full-time jobs on the line as agency struggles to close deficit

 

Two women ride Lime dockless electric scooters along the sidewalk on Market Street in April 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Lime doubles e-scooter fleet after acquisition of JUMP permit

Lime has expanded its San Francisco fleet to 2,000 e-scooters, after it…

 

The area near the Castro Muni Metro Station is expected to be affected by construction work on the Twin Peaks Tunnel, with lane closures on Market Street and some loss of parking. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Construction on Twin Peaks Tunnel to begin November 30

Area around Castro Muni Station will see greatest impacts including lane closures on Market Street

The area near the Castro Muni Metro Station is expected to be affected by construction work on the Twin Peaks Tunnel, with lane closures on Market Street and some loss of parking. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART has seen low ridership since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Almost 40 percent of BART employees to be offered retirement incentives

Board approves payments to shrink agency costs without layoffs

BART has seen low ridership since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Metropolitian Transportation Commission is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19 percent in the next 15 years.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Regional planners back off from mandatory telecommute goal

Widespread pushback yields possible compromise allowing more flexibility, emphasis on transit

The Metropolitian Transportation Commission is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19 percent in the next 15 years.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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SFPD seeks suspect in hit and run of 90-year-old pedestrian

Woman clings to life after Diamond Heights collision

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The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transit District board voted to eliminate 205 positions as a cost-cutting measure during the pandemic. 
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S.F. Examiner 
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Golden Gate Bridge Transit District approves mass layoffs in response to COVID-19 budget disaster

Emotional meeting still leaves 150 employees out of work come January

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transit District board voted to eliminate 205 positions as a cost-cutting measure during the pandemic. 
Mike Koozmin/
S.F. Examiner 
file photo
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Advocates hold signs at a rally in favor of the Better Market Street plan ahead of a vote at the SFMTA Board on Oct. 15, 2019. That plan has now been changed, leaving many who worked on it feeling that their input has been disregarded. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Opportunity to transform Market Street could be squandered, advocates say

Changes to bike lane plan made with little public input to save money

Advocates hold signs at a rally in favor of the Better Market Street plan ahead of a vote at the SFMTA Board on Oct. 15, 2019. That plan has now been changed, leaving many who worked on it feeling that their input has been disregarded. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Pedestrians cross at Jones and Turk streets in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

DPH receives $100,000 traffic safety grant to reach most vulnerable communities

Vision Zero efforts ramping up as 2024 deadline approaches

Pedestrians cross at Jones and Turk streets in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Ortega Street in the Sunset is among the areas where closures have occurred under COVID-19 relief programs that were delayed by challenges.<ins></ins>

Legislation would raise the bar for appeals for city projects

Legislation introduced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting would make it…

Ortega Street in the Sunset is among the areas where closures have occurred under COVID-19 relief programs that were delayed by challenges.<ins></ins>
Pedestrians cross Geary Boulevard at Divisadero Street in front of a speed limit sign on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes urging SFMTA to prioritize fight against traffic violence

Resolution advances to the full board after clearing committee

Pedestrians cross Geary Boulevard at Divisadero Street in front of a speed limit sign on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Caltrain ridership during the pandemic has skewed more heavily toward essential workers and “folks of modest means” who do not necessarily commute during regular peak hours. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Despite passage of Measure RR, Caltrain still likely to face additional service cuts

Voters say ‘yes’ to sales tax to fund Peninsula commuter rail

Caltrain ridership during the pandemic has skewed more heavily toward essential workers and “folks of modest means” who do not necessarily commute during regular peak hours. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Incumbents Lateefah Simon and Bevan Dufty appeared set to win reelection to the BART board Tuesday night. (Courtesy photos)

Simon, Dufty retaining seats on BART Board

BART Board incumbents Lateefah Simon and Bevan Dufty both appear set to…

Incumbents Lateefah Simon and Bevan Dufty appeared set to win reelection to the BART board Tuesday night. (Courtesy photos)
Measure RR is a sales tax for Caltrain affecting San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Measure RR, sales tax to fund Caltrain, pulls ahead in early returns

A one-eighth-cent sales tax that would be used to fund Caltrain was…

Measure RR is a sales tax for Caltrain affecting San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The West Portal Muni station sits empty after an overhead line went during a short-lived attempt to resume train service in August. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

‘Some rail’ expected to return early 2021, but additional shutdowns might be necessary

It could take up to eight years to fully rehab Muni Metro’s vulnerabilities, SFMTA says

The West Portal Muni station sits empty after an overhead line went during a short-lived attempt to resume train service in August. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Jonathan Baxter said a firefighter was struck by a hose while responding to a fire downtown Monday. (SFFD video screenshot)

SFFD firefighter in critical condition after injury on the job

San Francisco Firefighter Matt Vann is in critical condition at San Francisco…

San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Jonathan Baxter said a firefighter was struck by a hose while responding to a fire downtown Monday. (SFFD video screenshot)
Nineteenth Avenue is one of The City’s busiest corridors — and also one of the most dangerous for pedestrians. (Shutterstock)
Nineteenth Avenue is one of The City’s busiest corridors — and also one of the most dangerous for pedestrians. (Shutterstock)
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

Fiona Hinze (Courtesy Fiona Hinze)