I’ve been riding public transportation in San Francisco since childhood. As early as age 7, I took buses, street cars and cable cars by myself. For the most part, it was safe. Of course, there were a few dicey experiences, which caused me to grow up faster.
SFMTA’s Tumlin Addresses Post-COVID Muni Issues
Muni bus service is slowly rolling away from the disaster of a recent pandemic and, judging by the information shared at a Jan. 18 meeting at the Richmond Recreation Center, all eyes now look toward its near and distant future.
Commentary: Jeffrey Tumlin
In June, Proposition A, the Muni Reliability and Street Safety Bond, lost by just one and a half percentage points. As former San Francisco District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer wrote in these pages back in July, it was a “wake up call” for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). I agree with her. Moments like this are a good time to reflect on and adjust our approach.
Press Release: Transportation Options for Outside Lands Concert
SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory for
Weekend of Saturday, Aug, 6, 202
Press Release: L-Bus Route Service Changes
In response to changing trip patterns and subway improvements, service changes are scheduled for July 9 for the L Bus. The L Bus route will be shortened to run between the San Francisco Zoo and West Portal Station, with increased frequency of trips.
Press Release: SFPD Reports Shooting at Forest Hill Muni Station
Officers arrived on scene and discovered the train left the station. Officers were informed that the train was headed to the Castro Muni Station. Officers responded to Castro Station where they located two victims on a Muni train. Officers rendered aid and summoned medical attention.
Press Release: Bus Bulbs Being Built on Fulton Street
Fulton Street between Sixth and 11th avenues is part of the City’s Vision Zero “High Injury Network” where the most collisions occur — and each of the four locations where the crossing distance would be reduced is a pedestrian entrance to Golden Gate Park.
Press Release: 29-Sunset Improvement Project Relaunched
At the beginning of 2020, the SFMTA’s 29-Sunset Improvement Project was ready to kick-off a year-long outreach program. However, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the project and priorities were shifted …
First Segment of L-Taraval Improvement Project Completed
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced in July that it has completed Segment A of its L-Taraval Improvement Project, a nearly two-year-long effort that aimed to improve transit and landscaping in the Sunset while replacing key sewer and rail infrastructure.
Geary’s ‘Temporary Emergency Transit Lanes Project’ Made Permanent
During a lengthy online meeting July 20, the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) approved a permanent change on Geary Boulevard.
Press Release: More Muni Service to be Restored in August
The SFMTA is updating and expanding our next big service change targeted for August 14.
Press Release: Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory from SFMTA
The July 4 annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration will take place along the waterfront near the Municipal Pier and Pier 39. Entertainment will be at Pier 39, Aquatic Park and Ghirardelli Square.
Press Release: SF Board of Supervisors Passed Free Muni Pilot Program
The Free Muni Pilot passes at a crucial time. Traffic congestion is on the rise, already at pre-pandemic levels. Transit ridership plummeted during the pandemic and has been slow to recover.
Press Release: New ‘Car-Free’ Route from Ferry Building to SF Zoo
… walkers, bikers, runners and skaters will enjoy a virtually car-free route from the east end of Golden Gate Park to the ocean, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.
Letter to the Editor – Noisy N-Judah
N-Judah’s new Siemans equipment arrived, along with their excruciatingly loud “ADA” PA systems (since added to the Brita fleet) and horrid clacking “bells,” which (for the first time EVER) is audible in my rear bedroom, starting at 5:30 in the morning.