Transit

After a lull caused by shelter-in-place orders, traffic deaths have increased in the past two months. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

As cars return to the road, so too does danger for cyclists and pedestrians

Recent months have seen a ‘statistically significant uptick’ in traffic violence

After a lull caused by shelter-in-place orders, traffic deaths have increased in the past two months. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency plans to replace arrival times signs with larger LED displays that include dynamic maps, real-time vehicle locations, nearby routes and relevant announcements in multiple languages. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Muni arrival time system set to get $89 million upgrade

S.F. supes to consider funding six-year contract for modernized service

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency plans to replace arrival times signs with larger LED displays that include dynamic maps, real-time vehicle locations, nearby routes and relevant announcements in multiple languages. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People congregate along the sidewalk on Jones Street near Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin. Residents there have complained that crowding has intensified since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Sidewalk widening to help ease crowding in Tenderloin

Jones Street project approved to give pedestrians and cyclists more space

People congregate along the sidewalk on Jones Street near Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin. Residents there have complained that crowding has intensified since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Caltrain derives about 70% of its annual revenue from fares, leaving it vulnerable to declines in ridership.                                                                 Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

Counties wrangle over propsed sales tax measure, control of Caltrain

A proposal for a one-eighth cent sales tax levied on transactions within…

Caltrain derives about 70% of its annual revenue from fares, leaving it vulnerable to declines in ridership.                                                                 Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
Fulton Street is home to the busy 5 Fulton and 5R Fulton bus lines. (Courtesy SFMTA)

Plans in the works to make Fulton Street safer

The San Francisco Transportation Municipal Agency is weighing plans to make Fulton…

Fulton Street is home to the busy 5 Fulton and 5R Fulton bus lines. (Courtesy SFMTA)
Speed bumps added on Dolores Street after skateboarding injuries

Speed bumps added on Dolores Street after skateboarding injuries

City officials hurried to add new speed bumps to Dolores Street near…

Speed bumps added on Dolores Street after skateboarding injuries
Life without Muni presents hardships for seniors and disabled residents

Life without Muni presents hardships for seniors and disabled residents

James Pounders is a regular at the Trader Joe’s on Fourth and…

Life without Muni presents hardships for seniors and disabled residents
(Courtesy SFMTA)

SFMTA proposes car-free Golden Gate Park mileage, new Slow Streets

The Board will vote on the third phase of the program next week

(Courtesy SFMTA)
Cyclists cross Masonic Street through the Panhandle bike path along Fell Street on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Work to begin on temporary Fell Street bike lane

New pathway expected to be ready for use in early August

Cyclists cross Masonic Street through the Panhandle bike path along Fell Street on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Caltrain’s future in jeopardy after supervisors block sales tax measure

Caltrain’s future in jeopardy after supervisors block sales tax measure

Roughly 90 minutes into Tuesday’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, local…

Caltrain’s future in jeopardy after supervisors block sales tax measure
People congregate along the sidewalk on Jones Street near Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Crowded neighborhoods left out of Slow Streets

Tenderloin, SoMa seen as bad fit for car-free program

People congregate along the sidewalk on Jones Street near Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Transit officials are working on plans including social distancing measures to ensure safety on Muni rail cars when the system reopens next month. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Riders should expect big changes when Muni rail returns in August

Reconfigured routes will mean fewer, longer trains through tunnel

Transit officials are working on plans including social distancing measures to ensure safety on Muni rail cars when the system reopens next month. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A Golden Gate Transit line 27 bus to San Anselmo leaves the Salesforce Transit Center. Commuter lines incluing the 27 will see reduced or eliminated service due to reduced ridership starting Sunday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Half of Golden Gate Transit commuter buses suspended starting Sunday

Some routes have had as few as one passenger at a time

A Golden Gate Transit line 27 bus to San Anselmo leaves the Salesforce Transit Center. Commuter lines incluing the 27 will see reduced or eliminated service due to reduced ridership starting Sunday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Caltrain ridership has dropped 95 percent in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Buoyed by public support, Caltrain one-step closer to considering 1/8-cent sales tax

Agency’s governing body will meet Thursday to discuss new poll results and future of ballot measure

Caltrain ridership has dropped 95 percent in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A BART rider enters the turnstiles at Powell Street BART with a Clipper Card on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The agency is moving toward eliminating paper tickets and requiring all riders to use Clipper cards. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Paper or plastic? BART will soon offer no choice.

Four more San Francisco stations will stop selling paper tickets this month

A BART rider enters the turnstiles at Powell Street BART with a Clipper Card on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The agency is moving toward eliminating paper tickets and requiring all riders to use Clipper cards. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A 5-Fulton Muni bus heads down Beale Street toward the Salesforce Transit Center on Monday, July 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA will install transit-only lane on Beale St this week

A two-way bike protected bike path and wider sidewalks to follow

A 5-Fulton Muni bus heads down Beale Street toward the Salesforce Transit Center on Monday, July 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Protesters have ralled against companies hiring app-based drivers such as Uber for not doing enough to protect workers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash bring their battle against AB5 to November ballot

Measure would classify app-based drivers as independent contractors, offer some additional benefits

Protesters have ralled against companies hiring app-based drivers such as Uber for not doing enough to protect workers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Plans to expand free access to Muni to all youth regardless of income have been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic and budget cuts. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Free Muni for Youth program expansion halted by SFMTA budget crisis

Low- and moderate-income kids can still travel for free

Plans to expand free access to Muni to all youth regardless of income have been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic and budget cuts. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Parking enforcement will increase in San Francisco after several months in which it was deprioritized. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Parking meter pricing, time limits and enforcement to resume Monday

SFMTA hopes to discourage drivers from crowding commercial corridors, help small businesses

Parking enforcement will increase in San Francisco after several months in which it was deprioritized. (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)

SFMTA approves temporary transit-only lanes to counter rising congestion

Agency expects car use, traffic to increase as residents return to work

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)