Transit

A parking meter sticks out of a Shared Spaces area outside Brandy Ho’s Hunan Food on the Chinatown/North Beach border on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Is it time to end free parking in San Francisco?

Increasing the cost of parking and offloading city garages could shrink budget shortfall

A parking meter sticks out of a Shared Spaces area outside Brandy Ho’s Hunan Food on the Chinatown/North Beach border on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A view of the former barracks of the Angel Island Immigration Station. (Courtesy Russell Nauman, AIISF)

Ferry to Angel Island provides a direct route to history

Advocates say loss of service from SF will make it hard to visit key Chinese immigration site

A view of the former barracks of the Angel Island Immigration Station. (Courtesy Russell Nauman, AIISF)
Since the closure of Twin Peaks Boulevard to vehicle traffic during the pandemic, neighbors have been disturbed and disrupted by people partying and causing crime.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner )</ins>

Upper Twin Peaks neighbors fight SFMTA for their future

On March 28, The City of San Francisco closed its 120-year old…

Since the closure of Twin Peaks Boulevard to vehicle traffic during the pandemic, neighbors have been disturbed and disrupted by people partying and causing crime.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner )</ins>
Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s, was approved for a seat on San Francisco’s transit board on Tuesday, along with Fiona Hinze. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes approve two SFMTA directors despite pushback about lack of Latino representation

Fiona Hinze and Manny Yekutiel will complete the seven-person board

Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s, was approved for a seat on San Francisco’s transit board on Tuesday, along with Fiona Hinze. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The 19 Polk line is one of four that will get temporary transit lanes added to keep bus travel times down. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Youth board to advise SFMTA on transit issues

Teenage transit enthusiasts in San Francisco will soon have the opportunity to…

The 19 Polk line is one of four that will get temporary transit lanes added to keep bus travel times down. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Bay Bridge toll plaza (Courtesy photo)

New system for collecting tolls at state-owned bridges goes into effect Friday

On Monday, the Bay Area Toll Authority announced that a new all-electronic…

Bay Bridge toll plaza (Courtesy photo)
J Church line trains began running again on Dec. 19, 2020 between Balboa Park Station and Church and Duboce. The line is the first to resume service after a lengthy shutdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread mechanical issues in the Metro subway. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA annual report: 2020 leaves a ‘radically changed’ agency

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency annual report describes this year as…

J Church line trains began running again on Dec. 19, 2020 between Balboa Park Station and Church and Duboce. The line is the first to resume service after a lengthy shutdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread mechanical issues in the Metro subway. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Golden Gate Bridge board votes to rescind layoffs — as long as the stimulus bill is signed

By Kate Selig Bay City News Foundation The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Data shows San Francisco police issued only five speeding citations in the Tenderloin in 2019, and have issued only three so far this year. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SFPD issues few speeding tickets in the Tenderloin despite traffic safety concerns

Neighborhood considered one The City’s most dangerous for pedestrians

Data shows San Francisco police issued only five speeding citations in the Tenderloin in 2019, and have issued only three so far this year. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Taxi drivers protested outside City Hall on Wednesday calling for loan forbearance and financial help. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Taxi cab caravan calls on city officials to provide more relief

Drivers ask for debt relief and an extension of loan forbearance

Taxi drivers protested outside City Hall on Wednesday calling for loan forbearance and financial help. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA has said it could lay off more than 1,200 employees by next fiscal year if it doesn’t get more funding. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

$14 billion for transit in second federal coronavirus relief package is a start, officials say

Bay Area leaders grateful for funding, but a ‘long-term, sustainable’ revenue source still needed

SFMTA has said it could lay off more than 1,200 employees by next fiscal year if it doesn’t get more funding. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
The J Church line is running again on surface streests between Church and Duboce streets and Balboa Park Station. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

J Church train returns to city streets

Quiet Saturday rollout the start of a gradual resumption of rail service

The J Church line is running again on surface streests between Church and Duboce streets and Balboa Park Station. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
An average of one person is hit walking or biking every nine days on Leavenworth Street or Golden Gate Avenue, two of the Tenderloin’s primary corridors, and 47 percent of those crashes are caused by drivers failing to yield, running a red light or speeding, according to city data. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA wants Tenderloin speed limits lowered to 20mph

If approved, it would be the first neighborhood-wide speed treatment

An average of one person is hit walking or biking every nine days on Leavenworth Street or Golden Gate Avenue, two of the Tenderloin’s primary corridors, and 47 percent of those crashes are caused by drivers failing to yield, running a red light or speeding, according to city data. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA workers install some of the final decorative panels at the platform level in Chinatown–Rose Pak Station on the new Central Subway line, which is projected to open for service in 2022. (Courtesy SFMTA)

Central Subway estimated to be 15 percent over $1.6 billion budget

SFMTA board approves $48.8 million package of 671 change orders, with more to come

SFMTA workers install some of the final decorative panels at the platform level in Chinatown–Rose Pak Station on the new Central Subway line, which is projected to open for service in 2022. (Courtesy SFMTA)
A planned project at Page and Buchanan streets will increase pedestrian safety. <ins>(Rendering courtesy SFMTA)</ins>
A planned project at Page and Buchanan streets will increase pedestrian safety. <ins>(Rendering courtesy SFMTA)</ins>
Passengers board an N-Judah Muni bus at Fifth and Market streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chamber of Commerce urges supes to give SFMTA the money it needs in next budget cycle

Letter calls on the board to make ‘tough decisions’ necessary to keep Muni running

Passengers board an N-Judah Muni bus at Fifth and Market streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Manny Yekutiel, left, owner of Manny's, helps customer Parvathy Nair at the Mission District cafe on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Rules Committee recommends two SFMTA board nominees for approval by full board

Fiona Hinze and Manny Yekutiel would bring new perspectives to transit agency leadership

Manny Yekutiel, left, owner of Manny's, helps customer Parvathy Nair at the Mission District cafe on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A 30-Stockton Muni bus heads along Marina Boulevard in the Marina District on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Marina residents want 30 Stockton extension out of their neighborhood

SFMTA says route provides link to Presidio green space, reduces crowding in dense neighborhoods

A 30-Stockton Muni bus heads along Marina Boulevard in the Marina District on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The end of the California Cable Car line at California Street and Van Ness Avenue on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Neighborhood groups want to ‘reimagine’ cable car stop at Van Ness and California

They say the westernmost terminus should celebrate its history and be more pedestrian-friendly

The end of the California Cable Car line at California Street and Van Ness Avenue on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART, in cooperation with developers, city agencies and the public, is working on major plans to improve the Balboa Park Station. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
BART, in cooperation with developers, city agencies and the public, is working on major plans to improve the Balboa Park Station. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>