San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Since 9/11 San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency has been using federal counter terrorism grants to help catch bus and rail fare cheaters on Muni. But there are questions about whether such use of funds is appropriate.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee may have already announced a major expansion of Muni’s light-rail fleet, but at a news conference he said options to finance the multi-million dollar project are still being considered.
San Francisco police wrote 62 percent more traffic tickets this year than they did last year. The increase is part of stepped-up effort aimed at keeping pedestrians safe under the Vision Zero program.
The City of San Francisco is considering initiating a program called “Don’t Block the Box’” to get drivers to stop clogging up intersections as they leave during the afternoon commute or head to a Giants’ games.
Car break-ins are on the rise in San Francisco, but in particular at city-owned garage near Union Square where 80 burglaries have been reported so far.
Companies using San Francisco city bus stops to pick up and drop off passengers on commuter shuttles will have to pay more than triple the cost to the city.
Drivers in San Francisco will soon receive more options to pay for parking at nearly 25,000 of the city’s parking meters.
It seems former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown was the secret weapon that broke the impasse between the San Francisco’s City’s Municipal Transportation Agency and operators.
Three weeks after San Francisco’s Muni operators staged a worker “sickout” that brought city buses, trains and trolleys to a halt; the transit agency and union leaders have now reached a tentative agreement.
San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency officials said they are hoping that talks with the Transport Workers Union will resume on Monday after the current contract for Muni operators expired on Sunday night.