The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency is investigating the derailment of a Muni streetcar in front of the West Portal Station early Friday morning.
A Muni train loaded with passengers pulled away from a station without the driver Wednesday morning. A rider activated the emergency brake to prevent any accident or injuries.
More San Francisco police officers have been assigned to Muni buses and trains, in an effort to stop the increasing number of robberies and thefts of riders’ electronic devices.
As San Francisco is in the midst of a building boom, transit officials said they are looking at two new ways to pack more people onto Muni Metro trains.
Muni officials are trying to determine if a standard issue safety attachment, designed to protect pedestrians and bicyclists, was missing from the bus involved.
The BART strike forced Muni into service along routes that would otherwise carry BART passengers. While the final cost has yet to be calculated, MTA Director Ed Reiskin said it’s taken a huge financial toll.
Bicycling advocates in San Francisco are renewing their call for safety improvements in the South of Market area after a bicyclist was fatally struck by a Muni bus during Friday morning’s commute.
An intersection in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood remained closed late Friday morning after a male bicyclist was fatally struck by a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus, a Muni spokesman said.
A suspicious device forced the evacuation of San Francisco’s Union Square and surrounding streets Thursday afternoon.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is keeping a close eye on the potential BART strike and he’s trying to minimize the impact on the city and its residents.