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State may require rideshare companies to own fleet of wheelchair accessible cars

As cabbies flee the taxi industry to drive for so-called rideshare companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, specially made taxis for the disabled...

Climate fight is a street fight

STREET FIGHTProlonged warm-weather droughts seem a normal part of California life, but the intensity of drought impacts — shrinking snowpack, intense wildfires, crop failures,...

SFBG Wrap

Google buses, library targets the homeless, and Kelly takes on Cohen in D10

Muni fare shakedown

Update: Just a day after the release of this article, advocacy group POWER announced that Google pledged to pay for Free Muni For Youth for...

Activists, union challenge Google bus pilot program

San Francisco activists and labor filed an appeal of the controversial commuter shuttle (aka, the Google buses) pilot program to the Board of Supervisors...

Who influenced the Google-bus policy?

On SFBG.com last week, we published a list of the attendees (and corporate affiliations) who were recorded as having attended stakeholder meetings with the...

The price of growth

Development is booming in the eastern neighborhoods, but the money isn't there to cover the infrastructure needed to serve it

Here’s who attended those SFMTA meetings about the private shuttle program

February 13, 2014
Here is a list of the attendees (and corporate affiliations) who were recorded as having attended stakeholder meetings with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation...

Broken bodies, broken lives

Lax rideshare regulations put drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk

SFMTA approves tech shuttle plan

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors approved a pilot program Jan. 21 that allows operators of private commuter shuttles to use...

“Tale of two Davids” elevates Campos

David Campos presented "a tale of two Davids" Jan. 23 in his first debate with David Chiu in their race to replace Assemblymember Tom...

“Tale of Two Davids” casts Campos as the progressive hero

January 23, 2014
David Campos presented “a tale of two Davids” tonight in his first debate with David Chiu in their race to replace Assemblymember Tom...

The SFMTA could legally charge commuter shuttles a higher fee

January 22, 2014
Under a newly approved pilot program that sanctions private commuter shuttles' use of San Francisco public bus stops, shuttle operators will be made to...

SFMTA Board approves tech shuttle plan

January 21, 2014
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of directors approved a pilot program today that allows operators of private commuter shuttles to use public...

Nickels and dimes… or transit for our times?

STREET FIGHT Much has been written about the so-called "Google buses" and San Francisco's latest round of gentrification. It's a horrible mess and the...

State of the City: spin over substance

It was maddening to watch Mayor Ed Lee deliver his annual State of the City address on Jan. 17. This was pure politics, from...

VIDEO: Tech buses blocked hours before vote on bus stop fees

Two tech buses were surrounded and blockaded by over 100 protesters earlier today, just hours before the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of...

Talking points for Google busers

January 20, 2014
TechCrunch is reporting that a Google employee leaked an internal memo the Silicon Valley tech firm circulated to its employees, urging them to provide...

State of the City speech filled with unsupported promises

January 17, 2014
It was maddening to watch Mayor Ed Lee deliver his annual State of the City address this morning. This was pure politics, from the...

Study: 30 percent of tech shuttle riders would move from SF if there were no tech shuttles

January 15, 2014
We weren’t able to attend the San Francisco Commission on the Environment’s policy committee meeting on Mon/13, but there were clues (okay, a live...

Lee panders to motorists and undermines SFMTA with Sunday metering repeal

January 15, 2014
First Mayor Ed Lee ignores the rising cost of living in San Francisco (fueled partly by his own corporate welfare for the tech industry...

Why Muni won’t earn a dime off the tech buses

Every day mammoth private buses squeeze into San Francisco public bus stops, and every day they contribute to the delay of countless Muni buses....

Mayor Lee addresses Google bus controversy

At a press conference on affordable housing today, the Guardian asked Mayor Ed Lee about San Francisco’s favorite pinata: tech buses. The monstrous private...

With more bikes on the roads, Folsom Street gets a makeover

As anyone who has traveled the streets of San Francisco knows, there's an increasing number of bicyclists out there. And the just-released biennial bike count from...