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In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)
In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)

BART offering half-priced fares for Clipper card users

BART is offering half-off fares for people using Clipper cards starting Sept.…

 

Sonoma and Marin ferry and rail agencies are offering discounts on travel to San Francisco via the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) app. (Courtesy Daniel Ramirez)

$12 ‘Sail and Rail’ fare to S.F. offered through September

By Olivia Wynkoop Bay City News Foundation Riders traveling between Sonoma, Marin…

 

Riders enjoyed a trip on a Powell Street cable car when service returned on Monday. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
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San Francisco’s cable cars return after 16-month absence

San Francisco’s cable cars are back, and they’re free for passengers to…

Riders enjoyed a trip on a Powell Street cable car when service returned on Monday. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
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Plans for improvements on Market Street could lead to a cut in historic F-Market streetcar service for as many as four years. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Better or worse? SF scales back ambitions for Market Street makeover

Better Market Street was supposed to be a once-in-a-generation undertaking, the kind…

Plans for improvements on Market Street could lead to a cut in historic F-Market streetcar service for as many as four years. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Passengers board a Muni M-Ocean View bus outside West Portal Station in May. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Muni to add 31-Balboa and M-Ocean View to list of restored lines

Residents of the Tenderloin have been demanding the return of the 31-Balboa…

Passengers board a Muni M-Ocean View bus outside West Portal Station in May. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials have said that the agency will not restore full service and will slowy allocate federal funding in an effort to decrease its structural deficit. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

SFMTA received $1 billion in federal stimulus: Why are some buses and trains not running?

Michael James prefers to do his grocery shopping at the Trader Joe’s…

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials have said that the agency will not restore full service and will slowy allocate federal funding in an effort to decrease its structural deficit. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
A man kicks off to cross the intersection at Fifth and Howard streets on a Scoot e-scooter. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
A man kicks off to cross the intersection at Fifth and Howard streets on a Scoot e-scooter. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
People take part in a rally to bring back the 31-Balboa Muni line at Eddy and Jones streets in the Tenderloin on Thursday, June 24, 2021. (Photo by David Elliott Lewis)
People take part in a rally to bring back the 31-Balboa Muni line at Eddy and Jones streets in the Tenderloin on Thursday, June 24, 2021. (Photo by David Elliott Lewis)

Muni slow to restore certain crucial bus lines, leaving some residents behind

For ten years, Luis Castillo has used Muni as his gateway to…

People take part in a rally to bring back the 31-Balboa Muni line at Eddy and Jones streets in the Tenderloin on Thursday, June 24, 2021. (Photo by David Elliott Lewis)
People take part in a rally to bring back the 31-Balboa Muni line at Eddy and Jones streets in the Tenderloin on Thursday, June 24, 2021. (Photo by David Elliott Lewis)
Nothing has seemingly gone right with the Van Ness Avenue Project, where construction has slowed traffic and inconvenienced pedestrians and businesses for years. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
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The mess on Van Ness: New report sheds light on SF’s biggest traffic hassle

‘It is extraordinary that this city seems unable to deliver a transportation-related capital project’

Nothing has seemingly gone right with the Van Ness Avenue Project, where construction has slowed traffic and inconvenienced pedestrians and businesses for years. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
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Transit-only lanes on Mission Street have reduced travel times by 20 percent during the pandemic, transit officials say. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Pandemic experiments morph into long-term solutions for SF transit agency

The streets of San Francisco became real-time laboratories for The City’s public…

Transit-only lanes on Mission Street have reduced travel times by 20 percent during the pandemic, transit officials say. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Cyclists and pedestrians enjoyed the car-free Great Highway between Sloat Boulevard and Lincoln Way. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner/2020)

Debate over Great Highway’s closure represents a much larger San Francisco problem

Last month, a sign appeared in the window of the popular Outer…

Cyclists and pedestrians enjoyed the car-free Great Highway between Sloat Boulevard and Lincoln Way. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner/2020)
A Muni M-Ocean View bus recently headed up West Portal Avenue; underground service on the route is not being scheduled to return this summer. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Let’s get loud about the future of Muni

We must demand transparency and a return to full service

A Muni M-Ocean View bus recently headed up West Portal Avenue; underground service on the route is not being scheduled to return this summer. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
While the Muni M underground train will not come back this summer, officials said bus service on the route will continue. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

More changes coming to Muni this summer

Questions arise over the return of the M line

While the Muni M underground train will not come back this summer, officials said bus service on the route will continue. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Chris Arvin isa member of the Market Street Railway board and the SFMTA Citizens’ Advisory Council. (Photo courtesy of Chuck Schoenberger)

Q&A: For transit advocate Chris Arvin, trains and buses offer a ‘whole other kind of freedom’

The SF Examiner recently launched a Q&A series that seeks to connect…

Chris Arvin isa member of the Market Street Railway board and the SFMTA Citizens’ Advisory Council. (Photo courtesy of Chuck Schoenberger)
A cyclist heads past an artistic sign onto Page Street, a Slow Street, at Stanyan Street near Golden Gate Park on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Push to make street closures permanent meets with resistance

Hastily thrown together during the pandemic, Slow Streets program now struggles to build support

A cyclist heads past an artistic sign onto Page Street, a Slow Street, at Stanyan Street near Golden Gate Park on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Muni operator Angel Carvajal drives the popular boat tram following a news conference celebrating the return of the historic F-line and subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor, transit officials celebrate return of Muni service

Mayor London Breed and city transit officials gathered Friday to welcome the…

Muni operator Angel Carvajal drives the popular boat tram following a news conference celebrating the return of the historic F-line and subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Passengers board a BART train bound for the San Francisco Airport at Powell Street station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART bumps up service restoration to August 30, offers fare discounts

Rail agency breaks pandemic ridership records, prepares to welcome more passengers

Passengers board a BART train bound for the San Francisco Airport at Powell Street station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Passengers ride the 14-Mission Muni bus on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Transit officials fear Free Muni pilot could hurt already-strained service levels

Supporters say fare cuts could increase ridership, help low-income residents

Passengers ride the 14-Mission Muni bus on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Historic streetcars are undergoing testing on The Embarcadero to prepare for their return to service on May 15.<ins></ins>

What to expect for Muni Metro’s relaunch on May 15

Significant service restoration includes downtown subway tunnels and historic streetcars

Historic streetcars are undergoing testing on The Embarcadero to prepare for their return to service on May 15.<ins></ins>