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Yet Another Protest Against Tech Buses as San Francisco Adopts Shuttle Plan

January 21, 2014 | 4:25 pm

Yet Another Protest Against Tech Buses as San Francisco Adopts Shuttle Plan

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Protest blocks buses as city transit board approves plan to formally allow the buses to use Muni stops.

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San Francisco Cuts Deal to Allow Shuttles to Use Muni Stops

January 6, 2014 | 5:13 pm

San Francisco Cuts Deal to Allow Shuttles to Use Muni Stops

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City announces 18-month pilot plan that will issue permits and charge fees for using Muni facilities.

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BART, Muni, CalTrain Service New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2013 | 5:49 am

BART, Muni, CalTrain Service New Year’s Eve

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Bay Area transit agencies are offering free extra service for New Year’s Eve.

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San Francisco Looks to Curb Crime, Phone Thefts on Muni

November 7, 2013 | 4:16 pm

San Francisco Looks to Curb Crime, Phone Thefts on Muni

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Muni launches ‘Eyes Up, Phones Down,’ a campaign to make riders safer from crime on buses and trains.

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San Francisco’s Muni Launches Text and Email Alerts for Riders

November 7, 2013 | 12:11 pm

San Francisco’s Muni Launches Text and Email Alerts for Riders

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City’s transit agency takes a step to help riders know when their bus or train is actually coming.

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SoMa Billboard Put Up As Counterpoint to Anti-Islam Muni Ads

August 6, 2013 | 4:44 pm

SoMa Billboard Put Up As Counterpoint to Anti-Islam Muni Ads

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By Vinnee Tong Earlier this year, ten San Francisco Muni buses featured Islamophobic ads that upset a lot of people. Now a San Francisco resident has used a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to put up a billboard intended as a counterpoint to those ads. The billboard went up on Monday on 10th Street in the city’s South of Market neighborhood. It reads: “Hate Has No Place […]

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If BART Unions Strike, Here Are Your Options

June 28, 2013 | 2:04 pm

If BART Unions Strike, Here Are Your Options

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By Lisa Pickoff-White and Kelly Dunleavy-O’Mara BART unions may go on strike early on Monday, August 5. Here are several transit options and advice to help you get to where you need to go. During the July strike, MTC urged residents to work from home if possible and asked employers to offer flexible schedules. Roads […]

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SF Muni Gets New Hybrids But Shows Off a Bus to Nowhere

June 18, 2013 | 2:40 pm

SF Muni Gets New Hybrids But Shows Off a Bus to Nowhere

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by Isabell Angell San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other city officials gathered at the waterfront by AT&T Park yesterday to unveil the new hybrid buses that will join the Municipal Railway’s fleet this month. Lee said the city ordered 62 biodiesel-electric buses, which are part of his plan to overhaul the much-maligned transit agency. […]

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San Francisco Muni to Enable Taxi App for Smart Phones

March 20, 2013 | 9:56 am

San Francisco Muni to Enable Taxi App for Smart Phones

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to work towards a mobile phone application connecting passengers to taxis throughout the city. The legislation would create an electronic taxi access network that would track data while forming an Internet accessible centralized dispatch service. The board voted unanimously to […]

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Fairfield Case Raises Doubts About Private Contracts for Public Buses

March 6, 2013 | 10:26 am

Fairfield Case Raises Doubts About Private Contracts for Public Buses

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen Cash-strapped cities embracing private contractors as saviors of their public transportation systems may find a cautionary tale in Fairfield. The suburban city halfway between Sacramento and San Francisco was the headquarters of MV Transportation, a rising star in public transit outsourcing. But the company failed to deliver the bus […]

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