BART Police Close 16th Street Mission Station to Investigate Threat to Blow Up Train
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BART Police Close 16th Street Mission Station to Investigate Threat to Blow Up Train

BART closed the 16th Street Mission station in San Francisco earlier this afternoon because a person was talking about explosives and possibly blowing up a…

SFMTA Approves Plan to Ban Turns on Market Street Despite Uber Opposition
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SFMTA Approves Plan to Ban Turns on Market Street Despite Uber Opposition

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board today unanimously approved a plan to prohibit private vehicles from turning on to a busy section of Market…

SFMTA to Increase Fares and Fines Starting Next Month
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SFMTA to Increase Fares and Fines Starting Next Month

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced a fare and fine increase on Monday, which will start next month. On July 1, select cash and…

Australian Airline to Return Service to SFO in December
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Australian Airline to Return Service to SFO in December

For anyone planning a trip Down Under for the holidays or in the years to come, Australia’s oldest and largest airline will resume nonstop service…

City Officials Vow to Ride Public Transit for 22 Day Period Starting Today
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City Officials Vow to Ride Public Transit for 22 Day Period Starting Today

Starting today and spanning the next three weeks, members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee have accepted a challenge to…

Software Glitch Prompts Muni to Suspend Double Stopping After Trial Run
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Software Glitch Prompts Muni to Suspend Double Stopping After Trial Run

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials have suspended double stopping for Muni Metro trains shortly after the new practice launched, citing problems with station announcements….

Muni to Implement Double Stopping at Certain Stations
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Muni to Implement Double Stopping at Certain Stations

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials are implementing double stopping on Muni Metro trains at certain stations starting this weekend, according to the agency. Double…

PG&E Moscone Center Gas Leak Line Break Linked to Central Subway Work
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PG&E Moscone Center Gas Leak Line Break Linked to Central Subway Work

A gas leak near the Moscone Center this afternoon appears to have been connected to construction work in the area on the Central Subway project,…

Central Subway’s SoMa Portal Entrance Completed
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Central Subway’s SoMa Portal Entrance Completed

The South of Market portal entrance that will allow passengers to access 1.7 miles of tunnels that will make up San Francisco’s $1.56 billion Central…

Pedestrian Struck by Bus Near Caltrain Station in SoMa
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Pedestrian Struck by Bus Near Caltrain Station in SoMa

A bus near the Caltrain station in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood struck a pedestrian this morning, according to police and fire officials. The…

Repairs to Broken BART Tracks Could Cause Major Delays for Evening Commute
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Repairs to Broken BART Tracks Could Cause Major Delays for Evening Commute

BART officials are holding out hope that repairs to a San Francisco trackway can be completed by 5 p.m. today, but there could be delays…

Mayor Lee Announces $48.1M in Additional Funding for Muni
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Mayor Lee Announces $48.1M in Additional Funding for Muni

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today announced a proposed additional $48.1 million investment into the city’s public transit system that would allow the San Francisco…

Influx of Private Commuter Shuttles to Downtown Sparks Concerns Over Policy Approach
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Influx of Private Commuter Shuttles to Downtown Sparks Concerns Over Policy Approach

A significant increase in the number of private shuttles taking commuters from their homes on one side of San Francisco to work on the other…

Man Shot in Face on Muni Remains in Critical Condition
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Man Shot in Face on Muni Remains in Critical Condition

A 19-year-old Vallejo man who was shot in the face on a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail vehicle in the city’s Bayview District on Monday…

Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Shooting on Muni Light-rail in Bayview
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Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Shooting on Muni Light-rail in Bayview

A 20-year-old San Francisco man was shot in his upper body by an unknown suspect on a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail vehicle in the…

BART Service Recovering After Smoke Fills 16th St Mission Platform
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BART Service Recovering After Smoke Fills 16th St Mission Platform

BART service is recovering this morning after a mechanical problem on a train caused smoke to fill the 16th Street Mission station platform, agency officials…

Supes Approve Muni Contract for Armed Security Guards
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Supes Approve Muni Contract for Armed Security Guards

A group of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency fare collectors expressed relief this afternoon after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a contract to…

BART Seeks Input on Market Street Canopies, Civic Center Improvements
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BART Seeks Input on Market Street Canopies, Civic Center Improvements

BART officials are asking for public input this week as they consider ways to modernize San Francisco’s Civic Center station and make improvements to station…

SFO Implementing New Technology to Track Ride-Sharing Traffic
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SFO Implementing New Technology to Track Ride-Sharing Traffic

San Francisco International Airport, in collaboration with the American Association of Airport Executives, has announced the development and licensing of a GPS based system to…

Suspect in Custody After Leading Lengthy Chase Through BART Tracks
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Suspect in Custody After Leading Lengthy Chase Through BART Tracks

BART is recovering from a major delay this evening after a suspect led officers on a lengthy chase through the tracks in San Francisco, briefly…

Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Daylight Saving Time, Chinese New Year Parade, Sunday Streets
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Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Daylight Saving Time, Chinese New Year Parade, Sunday Streets

Start of Daylight Saving Time On Sunday:  Daylight Saving Time will commence at 2 a.m., requiring clocks to be set forward one hour. All Muni…

SFMTA Approves Polk Street Bike, Pedestrian Safety Improvements
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SFMTA Approves Polk Street Bike, Pedestrian Safety Improvements

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency unanimously approved a pedestrian and bicycle improvement plan today that will span 20 blocks of Polk Street. The project…

SFMTA Approves Residential Parking Permits in Alamo Square, Panhandle
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SFMTA Approves Residential Parking Permits in Alamo Square, Panhandle

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors today unanimously approved the creation of a residential parking permit area in the neighborhoods surrounding Alamo…

Up to 1,500 BART Riders Potentially Exposed to Measles by Infected Passenger
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Up to 1,500 BART Riders Potentially Exposed to Measles by Infected Passenger

As many as 1,500 BART riders may have been exposed to measles when an infected San Mateo County resident rode BART from Millbrae to San…

Transit Agency Aims to Improve Safety with Bolder Crosswalks
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Transit Agency Aims to Improve Safety with Bolder Crosswalks

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is giving city crosswalks a bold, new look, SFMTA officials said. The change is part of an effort to…

Lack of Overnight BART Service Biggest Concern Raised in Late-Night Transportation Report
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Lack of Overnight BART Service Biggest Concern Raised in Late-Night Transportation Report

A report released today studying how to improve late-night transportation options in San Francisco offers some short-term solutions but substantial improvements could be decades away….

A Year After A Driver Killed Paul Lambert On Van Ness Avenue, Are Pedestrians Any Safer In SF?
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A Year After A Driver Killed Paul Lambert On Van Ness Avenue, Are Pedestrians Any Safer In SF?

One year ago today, at about 1 a.m. on February 13, 2014, Mageb Hussain, driving 48 mph in a 25 mph zone struck and killed…

Muni Launches New Temporary Bus Line to Mission Bay
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Muni Launches New Temporary Bus Line to Mission Bay

San Francisco’s transit agency launched a new bus route on Saturday, agency officials said. The 55 16th Street will operate every 15 minutes on weekdays…

Free Muni to be Offered to Disabled, Low- to Moderate-Income Seniors
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Free Muni to be Offered to Disabled, Low- to Moderate-Income Seniors

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors voted unanimously today to waive the Muni fee for riders with disabilities and for low- to…

Protest Planned Friday at Montgomery St BART Station Could Disrupt Service
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Protest Planned Friday at Montgomery St BART Station Could Disrupt Service

BART is warning riders that a protest planned at the Montgomery Street BART station during Friday morning’s commute could disrupt service, particularly through downtown San…

Mayor Lee Announces Expansion of New Muni Light-Rail Fleet
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Mayor Lee Announces Expansion of New Muni Light-Rail Fleet

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced this morning his plan to add an additional 40 light-rail vehicles to the Municipal Railway fleet in addition to…

Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Golden Gate Bridge Closed, Hot Chocolate Run
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Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Golden Gate Bridge Closed, Hot Chocolate Run

Golden Gate Bridge Closure From Friday to Monday:  From, 12:01 a.m., Saturday to 4 a.m., Monday, Golden Gate Bridge District contractors will work on the…

Mobile Payment Apps Coming to Muni This Summer
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Mobile Payment Apps Coming to Muni This Summer

Buying a Muni ticket? Starting this summer, there’s an app for that. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is partnering with Oregon-based mobile ticketing company…

Muni Offers Free Rides, Expanded Service for New Year’s Eve Revelers
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Muni Offers Free Rides, Expanded Service for New Year’s Eve Revelers

In an effort to discourage drunk driving as San Francisco rings in the new year, Muni is offering free rides to the public the night…

Roadway Above Central Subway Gives Way in SoMa
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Roadway Above Central Subway Gives Way in SoMa

A stretch of roadway above the under-construction Central Subway in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood gave way over the weekend, a San Francisco Municipal…

Holiday Traffic and Transit Disruptions: Muni Schedule Changes, Holiday Parking Enforcement, Critical Mass
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Holiday Traffic and Transit Disruptions: Muni Schedule Changes, Holiday Parking Enforcement, Critical Mass

Muni Schedule for Holiday Weeks Thursday, December 25 and next Thursday, January 1, 2015:  Christmas Day and New Year’s Day respectively, Muni will operate on…

BART, AC Transit Launch New Late Night Transbay Buses
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BART, AC Transit Launch New Late Night Transbay Buses

Transbay commuters in the late night and early morning hours will be able to more swiftly get to and from the East Bay and San…

SFMTA to Consider Free Muni for Seniors and Disabled Persons in 2015
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SFMTA to Consider Free Muni for Seniors and Disabled Persons in 2015

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is considering whether or not to provide free Muni passes for the San Francisco’s seniors and persons with disabilities….

Caltrans approves $82M Central Subway Light Rail Project
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Caltrans approves $82M Central Subway Light Rail Project

Caltrans awarded nearly $82 million to construct the Central Subway light rail line in San Francisco, representatives said on Wednesday. The 1.7-mile light rail line…

Passenger Attacks Uber Driver During Richmond District Ride
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Passenger Attacks Uber Driver During Richmond District Ride

An Uber driver suffered facial injuries when a passenger assaulted him as he drove through San Francisco early Sunday morning, police said today. Police said…