Transit

The Golden Gate Bridge is largely funded by bridge tolls, which dropped dramatically after shelter-in-place orders began. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Golden Gate Bridge District sends 185 workers notices of possible layoffs

More than 200 positions could be eliminated if more federal relief does not arrive

The Golden Gate Bridge is largely funded by bridge tolls, which dropped dramatically after shelter-in-place orders began. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Crowded sidewalks in the Tenderloin have prompted calls for help from residents. The SFMTA has responded with some walkway expansions and other projects, but not everyone is convinced it is enough. (Corey Browning/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Street changes in Tenderloin provide some relief, but is it enough?

More space for kids to play and people to walk, still no more buses

Crowded sidewalks in the Tenderloin have prompted calls for help from residents. The SFMTA has responded with some walkway expansions and other projects, but not everyone is convinced it is enough. (Corey Browning/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A BART train heads toward the Transbay Tube from West Oakland Station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART receives $1.2 billion grant for Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Project

Largest grant in agency’s history provides ‘critical funding boost’

A BART train heads toward the Transbay Tube from West Oakland Station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Muni riders enjoyed one day of free transit after weeks of poor air quality due to smoke. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Despite long run of ‘Spare the Air’ days, free transit remains a rarity

In response to weeks of unhealthy air quality caused by smoke from…

Muni riders enjoyed one day of free transit after weeks of poor air quality due to smoke. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART service disrupted by systemwide computer problem

BART service was shut down for much of Sunday morning due to…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Muni may add emergency transit-only lanes on Geary Boulevard in the Richmond District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Muni considering emergency Geary Boulevard bus lanes

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials are proposing the installation of temporary…

Muni may add emergency transit-only lanes on Geary Boulevard in the Richmond District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A T Third Street MUNI train approaches the platform on 3rd and Mariposa streets. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
A T Third Street MUNI train approaches the platform on 3rd and Mariposa streets. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
A BART train heads toward the Transbay Tube from West Oakland Station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART seeks proposals for reusing old train cars

Majority of older cars will be recycled as agency transitions to ‘Fleet of the Future’

A BART train heads toward the Transbay Tube from West Oakland Station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
RIders wait for a Daly City-bound train at Powell Street BART station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART will run more trains on busiest commuter lines during peak hours, effective Monday

As ridership inches up, higher frequencies create more space for social distance

RIders wait for a Daly City-bound train at Powell Street BART station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Caltrain had planned to use fare increases to help pay for a regional means-based fare program. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Caltrain won’t increase fares before end of fiscal year

Planned price hikes suspended to help essential workers who rely on transit

Caltrain had planned to use fare increases to help pay for a regional means-based fare program. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District Four’s fight for better mobility

District Four’s fight for better mobility

Residents and Supervisor Gordon Mar have worked closely to greatly improve accessibility and safety

District Four’s fight for better mobility
The Muni NextBus system is infamous for glitches and inaccuracies that officials say are due to aging and outdated equipment. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Muni information system one step closer to $89 million reboot

Real-time arrival data and trip-planning crucial to restoring riders’ faith in system

The Muni NextBus system is infamous for glitches and inaccuracies that officials say are due to aging and outdated equipment. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency faces an estimated loss of up to $555 million in capital revenues over the next five years, which could affect its ability to maintain or replace aging equipment. (Kevin N. Hume/2019 S.F. Examiner)

Funding for basic transit repairs and maintenance likely to be slashed

SFMTA director calls the capital budget forecast ‘grim’ for coming years

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency faces an estimated loss of up to $555 million in capital revenues over the next five years, which could affect its ability to maintain or replace aging equipment. (Kevin N. Hume/2019 S.F. Examiner)
Riders wait to board a train at the Castro Muni Metro station during the morning commute on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The system was shut down again later that day after less than three days in operation due to a combination of mechanical and staffing issues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Muni Metro closed until end of the year, maybe longer

Transit director gives SFMTA Board a ‘ballpark’ date

Riders wait to board a train at the Castro Muni Metro station during the morning commute on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The system was shut down again later that day after less than three days in operation due to a combination of mechanical and staffing issues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A Revel scooter is parked at Eighth Avenue and Irving Street in the Inner Sunset. (Carly Graf/S.F. Examiner)

New scooters hit San Francisco streets

Revel, recently known for fatal crashes in NYC, launches in San Francisco with new safety protocols

A Revel scooter is parked at Eighth Avenue and Irving Street in the Inner Sunset. (Carly Graf/S.F. Examiner)
(By Bill Roque/Shutterstock)
(By Bill Roque/Shutterstock)
Due to shelter-in-place orders for the San Francisco Bay Region, BART ridership is down to only 12 percent of its pre-pandemic level. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART’s final revenue numbers roll in worse than expected

Most recent budget report projects $51 million operating budget deficit for current fiscal year

Due to shelter-in-place orders for the San Francisco Bay Region, BART ridership is down to only 12 percent of its pre-pandemic level. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
With traffic on the rise, city looks to congestion pricing as a possible fix

With traffic on the rise, city looks to congestion pricing as a possible fix

SFCTA survey asking for input on proposal to charge fee to vehicles driving downtown

With traffic on the rise, city looks to congestion pricing as a possible fix
Muni tells train riders to get back on the bus

Muni tells train riders to get back on the bus

Rail system shut down again due to overhead wire problems, COVID infection among staff

Muni tells train riders to get back on the bus
Muni rail is back — and there’s ‘lots of work to do’

Muni rail is back — and there’s ‘lots of work to do’

Problems with signage, overhead lines, transfers plague first post-shutdown morning commute

Muni rail is back — and there’s ‘lots of work to do’