Antioch, California

Op-Ed: To Survive, Bay Area Transit Needs Integration

Advocates for ‘seamless’ transit are calling on California state leaders to tie a consolidation study to a one-time injection of funding into the Bay Area’s transit systems.

June 1, 2023 - Streetsblog San Francisco

Central Subway Construction

Long Delayed, $1.95 Billion Central Subway Opens in San Francisco

San Francisco’s first north-south subway opened last weekend, extending service on Muni’s T light rail line.

November 22, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

Fare gates at underground BART station in San Francisco, California

Transit and the ‘Big One’

Bay Area transit agencies employ rigorous protocols to ensure they’re prepared for the next major earthquake.

October 11, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

View of Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, with red bus-only lanes

San Francisco Bus Rapid Transit Performing Well, One Month In

After a month of service, the Van Ness BRT line has cut travel times by roughly nine minutes and spurred increased ridership.

May 5, 2022 - Mass Transit

Muni Public Transit

San Francisco Not Living Up to 'Transit First' Promise

Despite a stated goal of encouraging other modes, the city's streets still overwhelmingly prioritize cars.

September 8, 2021 - Streetsblog San Francisco

San Francisco Muni Buses

San Francisco Seeks Public Input on Post-Pandemic Muni Service

The SFMTA is considering a "high-access network" that would let people reach more destinations and increase frequency on some Muni lines.

July 29, 2021 - Human Transit

San Francisco Muni

Transit Almost Entirely Shut Down in San Francisco

Only 17 of San Francisco's 89 Muni transit routes will still operate by the middle of the week.

April 6, 2020 - San Francisco Examiner

West Portal Muni Station

Planning a New Subway to San Francisco's 'Sleepy' West Side

San Francisco is planning for new population growth and new housing developments on the West Side of the city, and is also expecting high quality public transit to fill the mobility needs of current and future residents.

September 22, 2019 - San Francisco Examiner

Central Subway Construction

2021 Opening Expected for San Francisco's Central Subway

Mark your calendars (but maybe use pencil).

September 17, 2019 - San Francisco Examiner

Boston Bus

Around the Country, Cities Face Bus Driver Shortages

Cities like St. Louis, Denver, and Minneapolis have have fewer bus drivers than the transit system requires. The shortages are effecting the quality of service.

September 3, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

Golden Gate

Low-Income Discounts for Bus and Ferry Trips in Marin

Low-income households would be eligible for half price fares to and from the Golden Gate Bridge district in Marin County by bus or ferry.

August 2, 2019 - Marin Independent Journal

San Francisco Tunnel Boring Machine

Subway Project Budget 'Running on Fumes' in San Francisco

The high-profile Central Subway is in danger of running out of money, according to a federal watchdog.

July 29, 2019 - San Francisco Examiner

Muni Public Transit

Bus Ridership Improving, More Improvements Arriving Soon in San Francisco

Muni is planning on making improvements on 50 miles of bus routes as the system faces increasing demand.

May 10, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

Muni San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area Transit Fare Discount to Start This Fall

Low-income transit users desperately need a break on fares. A discount is on its way, but won’t be available until later in the year, and transit advocates say it’s not enough.

January 17, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

That's Mixed-Use: Housing on Top of a Bus Yard

San Francisco could try a new trick to help kill two birds with one stone.

December 6, 2018 - San Francisco Examiner

Bus Stop

Addressing a Bus Driver Shortage in San Francisco

The ongoing quest to fix Muni enters a new chapter, after a driver shortage impacted bus service earlier this year.

September 14, 2018 - San Francisco Examiner

Muni Bus Market Street

San Francisco Buses Slower than Any Peer City

Though San Francisco residents are more likely than residents of other cities to ride transit and avoid driving, the buses they ride on are unreliable.

August 2, 2018 - Curbed SF

San Francisco Tunnel Boring Machine

Contractor Allegedly Lays 3 Miles of the Wrong Steel; Delays for S.F.'s Central Subway Ensue

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency ordered high-strength steel to ensure the long-term quality of the under-construction Central Subway. The contractor laid 17,000 linear feet of standard-strength steel anyway.

May 10, 2018 - San Francisco Examiner

BART System

Bay Area Transit Agencies to Consider 20 Percent Fare Reduction for Low-Income Riders

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission could implement a 20 percent plan to offer fare relief for low-income riders.

April 17, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle


San Francisco's Muni Has a New $21 Billion, 20-Year Capital Plan

Some surprises and lots of blue-sky thinking are revealed in the new capital plan for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

August 15, 2017 - San Francisco Examiner

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