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Police remain at the scene of a Muni bus collision at 16th and Folsom streets.  Photo by Laura Wenus

Car Collides with Bus at 16th and Folsom St. Intersection

A Muni bus heading east on 16th Street was struck by another vehicle at the Folsom Street intersection sometime around 4:40 p.m. this afternoon. It is unclear how many people were injured, though the driver of the bus said that five said they had been hurt but then told him they “didn’t feel anything.” Police were not immediately available to verify the...
Chariot founder Ali Vahabzadeh hopes to fill the gaps in public transportation with his private shuttle service. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Can New Shuttle Service Curb San Francisco’s Transportation Trouble?

Tech-based micro transit is trying to innovate solutions to San Francisco’s crowded public transportation system by taking cues from a ride system from the 1970s.   While San Francisco’s transit agency is trying to streamline its services and hiking fares, entrepreneurial service providers are tapping into a new market to fill the gaps where public transit is lacking. Susan Shaheen,...
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SF Muni Goes Mobile With First Ticketing App

Christina Ochoa uses her smartphone to order take-out, pay bills, and for commuting to her job in the Mission District. She believes that adding a transit application to this list could improve her daily life. “I’m in the service industry, and when I get off work late, I want to get home quickly,” said Ochoa. She usually orders a ride through...
Making Room on the 40 Mission. Riders ift their legs to make room for a wheelchair user on the 49 Mission bus. File photo by Janis Lewin

SFMTA Puts Bus Reroute On Hold to Weigh Concerns

The city’s transit authority has put a contentious reroute of the 33-Ashbury on hold after concerned riders and riders with mobility restrictions voiced concerns that the change would limit accessibility to San Francisco General Hospital. The 33 Ashbury/18th Street currently travels from the Richmond through the Haight, Castro, and inner Mission, finally turning down Potrero Avenue to the hospital. A proposed...
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SF Hospital Bus Cut Spurs Petition, New Surveys

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will be conducting a survey and focus group to study the controversial rerouting of the 33-Stanyon bus line away from San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), a SFMTA official says. The additional layer of input comes after more than 300 advocates signed a petition speaking out against the change. The new 33 line would...
16th Street Bart. Photo by @numerokarla

BART Track Troubles To Cause Delays All Day

A 10-inch section of broken rail wreaked havoc on BART this morning, causing delays that may well continue into the evening, SFGate reports. The track deformity is located somewhere between the Civic Center and 16th Street stations, prompting trains to be single-tracked through San Francisco and severely limiting East Bay bound service. Repairs are expected to take four to six...
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Mission Street Changes Are Coming and You Can Influence Them

Mission Street’s public transit is about to change – but not quickly. If you want to have a say, attend tonight’s meeting at the Women’s Building from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or check out the website here and fill out an online survey. In its Muni Forward program, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is thinking of making at...
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Transit Nerds Take a Valentine’s Bar-hop On Muni

In yet another evening bus adventures, members and supporters of the San Francisco Transit Riders’ Union took to the 14 line last Thursday to migrate from bar to bar in a so-called “PUBlic Transit Crawl” to connect with fellow riders and celebrate Valentine’s Day. Transit Riders, whose goal is to “Make Muni Awesome” and push for improvements to San Francisco’s...
Enthusiastic community feedback on the Mission Street Public Life Plan's ideas for how to improve the street. Photo by Laura Wenus

Dissent Derails Mission Public Life Plan Meeting

A public meeting to gather feedback on the Mission Street Public Life Plan’s proposals for the improvement of the Mission Street corridor was steered toward a discussion of gentrification and displacement by attendees whose main suggestion was not to implement any improvement program at all. “It took this meeting like a tidal wave,” said Tom Stolmer, a Mission resident and...
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Late Night Bus, Early Morning Politics

A group of transit enthusiasts, some police officers, and a handful of activists and journalists walk onto a bus. I don’t know the punchline, but when I joined them last Friday night, it certainly seemed like some kind of joke. But it was in fact an event meant to draw attention to an important addition to the public transit system: The bus...
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New Bus Proposed To UCSF Mission Bay Center

The Board of Directors of SFMTA will vote today on a new bus line running from the 16th Street BART plaza to the new UCSF Mission Bay medical center, which opens Febuary 1. Buses will run every 15 minutes, reduced to every 20 minutes during evening and weekend hours. Bus service is expected to begin by the medical center’s opening day. The...
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Extra 25 Cents Irks Muni Riders Unhappy With Service

Muni’s 25 cent fare increase rolled out this week, leaving riders on Tuesday fumbling for an extra quarter as they boarded. And while for some the extra quarter was a nuisance, some were mad as hell. “F*** them. I’m on a low income. I’m stretched at $2 already,” said Keisha Jackson as she waited for her bus at 16th street....

Harassment on Muni and BART? Oh Yes

BART and Muni records of catcalling, groping, rape and other types of sexual harassment on stations and vehicles indicate that this public nuisance is rare. Only 12 incidents have been recorded in the past two years. BART’s numbers are even more impressive, with no incidents whatsoever in the Mission since 2012, and only 20 incidents in all of San Francisco....
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There’s Nothing Like a Saturday Morning Shower

With its sky blue hue and playful design, this former N-Judah Muni bus is one shower on wheels that’s hard to miss. According to the nonprofit organization Lava Mae, there are only eight public places in the city for San Francisco’s 3,000 to 5,000 homeless to shower. Now, the Mission District’s most destitute can stay clean with the showers coming to them. The Lava...
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Today in Google Tech Bus Protests…

Google Tech Bus protests: There was one, this morning, outside Arizmendi bakery, organized chiefly by Erin McElroy—aka “The Woman at the Heart of San Francisco’s Anti-Tech Gentrification Protests.” Looks like two tech buses using a Muni stop at 24th and Valencia were delayed by protesters with banners and bullhorns. Some of you might think the narrative of protesting the private shuttles that...