transportation

Traffic on 19th Avenue. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Construction on 19th Avenue to begin Monday, traffic delays expected

Officials encourage drivers to take alternate routes, factor in longer travel times

 

It’s disheartening to see that Bill Graham Civic’s marquee isn’t announcing upcoming concerts. (Screenshot/Bill Graham Civic Twitter)

A cruise through The City with the ghosts of rides past

I take my time and don’t even mind the occasional traffic jams

 

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…

Two women ride Lime dockless electric scooters along the sidewalk on Market Street in April 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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)
Drivers sit in traffic while waiting to get onto the U.S. Interstate 80 onramp at Fifth and Bryant streets in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area streets earn ‘fair’ grade in annual assessment

The average overall state of the Bay Area’s local roadways has held…

Drivers sit in traffic while waiting to get onto the U.S. Interstate 80 onramp at Fifth and Bryant streets in San Francisco. (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)
People of color make up a disproportionate number of transit operators at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and are underrepresented in management, according to data released this week. 
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner

Damaging legacy of ‘racism, sexism, discrimination’ at SFMTA persists

A racial equity plan draft presented Tuesday seeks to right some of the wrongs against employees of color

People of color make up a disproportionate number of transit operators at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and are underrepresented in management, according to data released this week. 
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>
The self-driving Chevrolet Bolt by Cruise Automation is undergoing testing in The City. (Shutterstock)

Supervisors decry lack of local oversight over unmanned vehicles

Cruise begins testing in SF of driverless autonomous vehicles

The self-driving Chevrolet Bolt by Cruise Automation is undergoing testing in The City. (Shutterstock)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

At least 1 dead in fatal crash on Bay Bridge

At least one person is dead following a traffic crash Monday afternoon…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The SFMTA will conduct community outreach in seven neighborhoods to determine if there is interest and support for Slow Streets corridors. (Courtesy SFMTA)
The SFMTA will conduct community outreach in seven neighborhoods to determine if there is interest and support for Slow Streets corridors. (Courtesy SFMTA)
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

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
San Francisco’s Great Highway was closed in March to provide open space for pedestrians and cyclists during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Temporary Great Highway closure could lose support from District Four supervisor

Gordon Mar asks SFMTA to take action to calm traffic and reduce congestion on surrounding streets

San Francisco’s Great Highway was closed in March to provide open space for pedestrians and cyclists during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Taxi drivers wait for passengers at the Terminal 2 taxi stand at San Francisco International Airport. (Kevin N. Hume/2019 S.F. Examiner)

Hundreds of taxi drivers to lose access to lucrative SFO trips Dec 1

Court rules SFMTA has legal right to determine which medallion holders can do airport pickups

Taxi drivers wait for passengers at the Terminal 2 taxi stand at San Francisco International Airport. (Kevin N. Hume/2019 S.F. Examiner)
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)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ordinance giving airport workers expanded health coverage approved

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that would require…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Despite protests, including rallies Uber headquarters in 2019, Uber and Lyft won a long fight to treat drivers as contractors with the passage of Proposition 22. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Big spending by Uber, Lyft wins companies the right to keep treating drivers as contractors

San Francisco buck state trend, opposing Prop. 22 with nearly 60 percent of the vote

Despite protests, including rallies Uber headquarters in 2019, Uber and Lyft won a long fight to treat drivers as contractors with the passage of Proposition 22. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
(Rishi Deka/Sipa USA/TNS)
(Rishi Deka/Sipa USA/TNS)
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>