Upper Market Gets Red Light Turn Restrictions, Painted Pedestrian Safety Zones

Upper Market Gets Red Light Turn Restrictions, Painted Pedestrian Safety Zones

Safety measures implemented as part of San Francisco’s Upper Market Street Safety Project were unveiled today including right turn restrictions at red lights, bolder crosswalks,…

Muni Posts Transit Performance Data Online in Interactive Dashboards

Muni Posts Transit Performance Data Online in Interactive Dashboards

San Francisco residents who want to keep tabs on city transit can now get updates on everything from on-time performance for buses and trains to…

Pedestrian Struck in Marina District

Pedestrian Struck in Marina District

A pedestrian was struck by a garbage truck in San Francisco’s Marina District this morning, a police spokesman said. The collision was reported at 7:02…

Scooter-Sharing Advocates Urge SFMTA to Keep Electric Mopeds Accessible to Residents

Scooter-Sharing Advocates Urge SFMTA to Keep Electric Mopeds Accessible to Residents

A herd of red mopeds driven by employees and customers of San Francisco-based Scoot Networks tooted their horns and circled Civic Center Plaza this afternoon…

SF Hires New Teachers and Crossing Guards for Start of New School Year

SF Hires New Teachers and Crossing Guards for Start of New School Year

San Francisco city officials ushered in the first day of the 2015-16 school year today by ensuring that classrooms and crosswalks are adequately staffed. San…

Recent Cable Car Operator Injuries Prompt Crackdown on Illegal Passing

Recent Cable Car Operator Injuries Prompt Crackdown on Illegal Passing

After two San Francisco cable car operators were seriously injured recently by motorists who illegally passed stopped cable cars, San Francisco police will be cracking…

GPS Navigation Systems May Not Reflect New Market Street Turn Restriction

GPS Navigation Systems May Not Reflect New Market Street Turn Restriction

Beginning Tuesday, private vehicles that turn onto San Francisco’s Market Street between Third and Eighth streets, will risk receiving a $238 fine, even if their…

Pedestrian Struck by Muni Bus in Mission District

Pedestrian Struck by Muni Bus in Mission District

A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus struck a pedestrian in the city’s Mission District on Friday morning, according to police. At about 7:15 a.m. Friday,…

SFFD Responding to Suspicious Item at Church Street Muni Station

SFFD Responding to Suspicious Item at Church Street Muni Station

The San Francisco Fire Department has responded this evening to a suspicious item found at the Church Street Muni station, fire officials said. Firefighters responded…

Muni Subway Service to Shut Down Early Through End of Year for Communications Upgrade Project

Muni Subway Service to Shut Down Early Through End of Year for Communications Upgrade Project

Downtown subway service on all light-rail lines will shut down early every night from Friday July 31 until January 2016 to allow for upgrades to…

Improvements Completed in Noe Valley Aim to Create Safer Streets

Improvements Completed in Noe Valley Aim to Create Safer Streets

Streetscape improvements that aim to make the 24th Street corridor of San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood safer and more livable have been completed. Bulbouts for…

Lombard Street Project Proposed to Increase Safety, Improve Transit

Lombard Street Project Proposed to Increase Safety, Improve Transit

San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell is hosting a public open house this evening on proposed changes to Lombard Street intended to improve pedestrian safety and…

Transit Officials Announce Winners of Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest

Transit Officials Announce Winners of Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest

Transit officials announced the winners of San Francisco’s 52nd annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest held Thursday in Union Square, according to the San Francisco…

Legally Drunk Motorcyclist Who Critically Injured Cable Car Operator Pleads Not Guilty

Legally Drunk Motorcyclist Who Critically Injured Cable Car Operator Pleads Not Guilty

A motorcyclist who was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .12 percent when he hit and critically injured a cable car operator in…

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

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

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…

Software Glitch Prompts Muni to Suspend Double Stopping After Trial Run

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….

Mayor Lee Announces $48.1M in Additional Funding for Muni

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

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…

Supes Postpone Vote on SFMTA Contract for Armed Private Security Guards

Supes Postpone Vote on SFMTA Contract for Armed Private Security Guards

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors postponed a vote today to approve a $38 million contract for private security guards for the San Francisco Municipal…

City Officials, Pedestrian Advocates Call for Safer Streets on Walk to Work Day

City Officials, Pedestrian Advocates Call for Safer Streets on Walk to Work Day

San Francisco city officials and pedestrian advocates said during today’s celebrations of Walk to Work Day that additional safety precautions are still needed to end…

Supervisor Wiener Urges City to Crack Down on Double Parking

Supervisor Wiener Urges City to Crack Down on Double Parking

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener at the Board of Supervisors’ land use and transportation committee hearing Monday afternoon expressed his concern that the city is…

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

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

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

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…

Transit Agency Aims to Improve Safety with Bolder Crosswalks

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…

City Report Suggests Policy Change to Decrease Collisions, Speeding on City Streets

City Report Suggests Policy Change to Decrease Collisions, Speeding on City Streets

A city report detailing the health and safety benefits San Francisco could garner by reducing speed limits on city streets was lauded by bicyclist and…

Muni Launches New Temporary Bus Line to Mission Bay

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

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…

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

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…

Roadway Above Central Subway Gives Way in SoMa

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…

SFMTA Board Member Jerry Lee Passes Away

SFMTA Board Member Jerry Lee Passes Away

A member of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors has passed away, Mayor Ed Lee announced today. Jerry Lee, who joined the SFMTA…

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

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…

Traffic Enforcement To Be Stepped Up in Effort To Make Streets Safer For Pedestrians

Traffic Enforcement To Be Stepped Up in Effort To Make Streets Safer For Pedestrians

Drivers in San Francisco who block intersections or double park their vehicles can expect to get ticketed as the city begins cracking down in an…

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

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….

Several Arrested, At Least One SFPD Officer Injured During Violent Black Friday Protest In San Francisco

Several Arrested, At Least One SFPD Officer Injured During Violent Black Friday Protest In San Francisco

At least one police officer was injured and some protesters were arrested in demonstrations in San Francisco that escalated throughout the evening with some protesters…

SFMTA Board Approves $6.6M Project Along 71 Haight-Noriega Route

SFMTA Board Approves $6.6M Project Along 71 Haight-Noriega Route

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will embark on a $6.6 million project to add pedestrian safety improvements and improve service reliability along the 71…

Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Urbanathon, Sunset Tunnel Closure, Remember Not To Feed The Meters On Sundays

Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Urbanathon, Sunset Tunnel Closure, Remember Not To Feed The Meters On Sundays

Athletic Association Event On Saturday:  The San Francisco Gaelic Athletic Association event will take place at San Francisco Gaelic Fields on Treasure Island. A street…

SFMTA Parking and Traffic Citations Can Now be Contested Online

SFMTA Parking and Traffic Citations Can Now be Contested Online

Folks contesting a citation for a parking or transit violation issued by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency can submit evidence in an easier, and…

Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Potrero Hill BMX Event, N Judah Disruptions

Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Potrero Hill BMX Event, N Judah Disruptions

Red Bull BMX Event On Saturday:  The Red Bull BMX event will take place between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. De Haro Street between Southern…