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A Muni Metro train. (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

Voter-Approved $48 Million Announced To Be Dedicated To San Francisco Muni Improvements

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced $48 million in new voter-approved funding for the city’s transit system on Monday. The money will go toward improvements for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the hiring of 244 people.

05/04/2015

New traffic signs (photo courtesy: 80smartcorridor.org/)

Testing Begins For $79M State-Of-The-Art Traffic Signs Planned For I-80 East Bay Corridor

Traffic planners are ready to test new state-of-the-art signs that have been installed over a 20-mile stretch of westbound I-80 in the East Bay. It’s part of an effort to ease the commute between Richmond and Emeryville at a price tag of $79 million.

05/01/2015

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 21:  Traffic backs up on Interstate 80 at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike snarls the Monday morning commute on October 21, 2013  in Oakland California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Scores 3rd Worst Commute In The U.S. With Drivers Wasting 58.5-Hours Yearly On Average

A robust economy that has drawn in scores of workers to the San Francisco area has also put more stress on highways and city streets, securing the region a third place spot on the list of worst commutes in the country.

04/21/2015

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‘Drug Breathalyzer’ Bill Would Help Police Bust Stoned Drivers In California

As cannabis advocates are lighting up to celebrate the unofficial national holiday of 4/20, a California lawmaker is reigniting a debate that would allow law enforcement to use new “drug breathalyzers” on people suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.

04/20/2015

A woman puts money into a parking meter in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Goes Low-Tech To Warn Drivers Of Towing Rules At Metered Spaces

Parking in San Francisco can be confusing, and expensive if your car gets towed. So, the city is placing stickers on meters to make it easier for drivers to determine when it’s okay to park in certain spaces.

04/14/2015

The Presidio Parkway Project gets underway near the Golden Gate Bridge.

$1B Presidio Parkway Project Nearly Complete, But Not Before Final 3-Day Closure

A six-year, $1 billion construction project at the north end of San Francisco will finally unleash traffic going to and from the Golden Gate Bridge along Doyle Drive, but not without one more major road closure and detour.

04/14/2015

A San Francisco city worker was fatally struck by a trolley while she was crossing the street near City Hall on October 23, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Tour Bus Drivers Forced To Decide Between Driving, Narrating After New Rule Passes

An ordinance prohibiting tour bus drivers from narrating while driving in San Francisco was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday, less than six months after a city hall employee was fatally struck by a tour bus outside City Hall.

04/07/2015

An Uber car.

Uber Buys San Jose-Based deCarta Navigation Technology

Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services supplied by Google and Apple.

03/04/2015

An Uber car.

Uber Database Breach Leaks 50,000 Drivers’ Names, License Numbers

Uber says a database containing the names and drivers’ license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May.

02/27/2015

Red light camera on the Millbrae Avenue / Highway 101 off-ramp in Millbrae. (CBS)

Number Of Red Light Camera Tickets Issued At Millbrae Intersection Jumps From 40 Per Month To 600

There’s nothing like a red light camera ticket that makes drivers angry.

02/09/2015

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