SFMTA

Alerts: June 4 – 10, 2014

June 3, 2014
WEDNESDAY 4 Transportation planning: District 8 open house LGBT Center, 1800 Market, SF. sftransportation2030.com 5:30-7pm, free. District 8 Sup. Scott Wiener, representatives of the San Francisco...

Muni sickout continues for second day

Update: At 2:23pm the SFMTA sent an update on shortened Muni Metro service. See our guide to Muni sickout service below.Muni delays are expected...

Which Muni lines aren’t running during the #MuniSickOut?

Update: This article has been updated with new information (which lines aren't running?) for the second day of the sickout, Tuesday.Everyone is scrambling for...

Cash backwards

Ten things San Francisco should fund -- and 10 things it shouldn't -- to create a fair, equitable, and forward-thinking city budget

No real answers at question time

NO REAL ANSWERS AT QUESTION TIMEAt last week's Board of Supervisors meeting, Mayor Ed Lee showed up for Question Time, that scintillating moment when...

Free Sunday meter plan challenged with environmental review

Transit advocacy groups filed an appeal today challenging a controversial vote by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Board of Directors to end paid...

Bike sting on BTWD

City officials and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hailed the May 8 Bike to Work Day as a success, with the official SFMTA count...

Bike to Work Day marred by another Wiggle police sting UPDATED

City officials and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hailed yesterday’s Bike to Work Day as a success, with the official SFMTA count...

Carmageddon cometh

San Francisco needs to radically rethink its transportation system to avoid gridlock

Tech in Transit

Will the gadget-obsessed disruptions of the future abandon the congested streets of San Francisco?

Political power play unseats SF Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner Angela Chan fought the federal government as they unjustly tried to deport undocumented San Franciscans who were guilty of no crimes, and...

Waiting for transit

People with disabilities find it increasingly difficult to catch a train, bus, or taxi in the Bay Area

Cycling to City Hall

Bike to Work Day's 20th anniversary shows how far we've come, but funding shortfalls show how far we have to go to create safe streets

Lawsuit filed to halt “Google bus” shuttle pilot program

The road to regulating Google Buses has a new pothole: a lawsuit. A lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court today demands the San Francisco...

Will San Francisco Game of Thrones oust police commissioner?

Police Commissioner Angela Chan did not pay fealty to the proper lords and houses, sources say, and in a true to life Game of...

Politics over policy

Paid Sunday parking meters benefit drivers, businesses, and Muni riders. So why did the plan get killed?

SFMTA repeals paid Sunday parking meters, loses $9.8 million

San Francisco transit riders won some and lost some today at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Board of Directors meeting. The board voted to...

Taxi drivers protest rideshares as government mulls new regulations

Car horns honked and tempers flared as around 30 taxi cabs circled around the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday , protesting what the cabbies...

Alerts: April 9 – 15, 2014

April 8, 2014
WEDNESDAY 9 Town Hall Meeting for Pedestrian Safety Muslim Community Center, 4760 Mission, SF. gmackellen@eagsf.org. 6-8pm, free. Responding to the recent trend of pedestrian collisions...

A tale of two Google buses

The controversial tech shuttles are powerful symbols — or they're not — that are also causing real problems and benefits on the roads

SF supervisors reject challenge of Google bus pilot program

An appeal of the Google bus pilot program's exemption from environmental review was denied at a contentious Board of Supervisors hearing Tuesday night that...

Feel free to borrow these arguments in the Google Bus CEQA appeal

March 31, 2014
Speaking of gun-running, how about that Google Bus?* The $1/stop SFMTA deal to allow Google Buses to use city bus stops is being appealed...

Opposing sides rally troops for tech bus throw-down

Tomorrow’s (Tue/1) San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting will feature a hearing on the environmental impact of commuter shuttles, including Google buses. In what...

Wired measures tech bus trips in a day

The vaunted Google Bus pilot program is now in legal limbo as local activists appeal the deal to regulate the shiny behomoths, on environmental...