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November 2, 2012 | 9:05 am

Muni Service Returning to Normal After Man Struck and Killed by Train

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Update: Muni service is returning to normal.  Original post SF Muni is reporting a major delay this morning after a man was struck and killed by a train. The Chron reports: An inbound N-Judah train hit the man while he was walking in the tunnel 700 feet east of the station platform shortly before 7:30 […]

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Clipper Cards Reveal Travelers’ Whereabouts to Police, Lawyers, Apps

October 16, 2012 | 2:01 pm

Clipper Cards Reveal Travelers’ Whereabouts to Police, Lawyers, Apps

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen San Francisco police arrested Marcel Largaespada on April 30 after a gunpoint robbery at a Lombard Street business, but they couldn’t catch his alleged accomplice, Alan McCahill. McCahill gave officers the slip, investigators believed, by hopping on a Muni bus. He was caught days later. To try to place […]

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October 8, 2012 | 8:46 am

A.M. Splash: Gas Prices Set Record; Protesters Hit Oakland City Hall; Transit Handles Record SF Crowds; Taxi App Companies Ordered to Halt

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As California gas prices hit new high Brown orders emergency action (SJ Mercury News) As California gas prices hit new records Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown pushed an emergency production switch that could provide some relief for the bruising drivers are taking at the pump. Though the pace of increases slowed from the double digit hikes […]

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September 25, 2012 | 8:18 am

A.M. Splash: Tesla Plans Electric Car Charger Network; 11 Arrested in Hayward Police Shooting Protest; SJ Solar Plant Gets US Funds

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Tesla Motors unveils ‘Superchargers’ at event near Los Angeles (SJ Mercury News) Addressing a key concern consumers have about electric cars — their range between charges — Tesla Motors (TSLA) on Monday unveiled an aggressive plan to build a nationwide network of high-speed “Superchargers” to make it possible for drivers of its all-electric Model S […]

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Muni Finally Issues On-Time Report Without Inflating Numbers

September 17, 2012 | 12:44 pm

Muni Finally Issues On-Time Report Without Inflating Numbers

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen For the first time in more than a decade, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency released a report on the on-time arrival rate of its buses and trains without inflating the numbers. Muni’s vehicles were on time 57.2 percent of the time in August, leaving passengers waiting, and waiting, […]

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Muni Puts Up Counter Ads to Controversial Pro-Israel Messages; Activist Says ‘Manifestation of Sharia’

August 20, 2012 | 12:39 pm

Muni Puts Up Counter Ads to Controversial Pro-Israel Messages; Activist Says ‘Manifestation of Sharia’

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Muni has placed a counter-ad on 10 of its buses right alongside the controversial pro-Israel message that an activist bought. Muni’s ads read: SFMTA policy prohibits discrimination based on national origin, religion, and other characteristics, and condemns statements that describe any group as “savages.” Muni’s ad has an arrow pointing downward to the original ad, […]

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Chivalry 101: When Do You Give Up Your Seat on Public Transportation?

August 16, 2012 | 1:43 pm

Chivalry 101: When Do You Give Up Your Seat on Public Transportation?

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It’s 7:12 a.m. on Wednesday, and there are still about a dozen empty seats in a car on a BART train pulling out of Dublin. The train rolls past cloud-topped hills and suburban shopping plazas, picking up more passengers along the way. By the time it has reached San Leandro four stops later, all the […]

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August 15, 2012 | 12:48 pm

Money From Pro-Israel Ad Goes to Human Rights Group

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says it will donate proceeds from a controversial pro-Israel ad to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. In a statement released yesterday, the agency condemned the ad, but said it would not remove it: The recent ad has no value in facilitating constructive dialogue or advancing the cause of […]

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August 13, 2012 | 2:33 pm

Muni Bus Ads Call Israel’s Enemies ‘Savages’

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If you are out and about in San Francisco, you may have noticed ads on the sides of Muni buses that refer to Israel’s enemies as “savages.” The ads are raising questions about the kind of advertising public agencies can accept. The ads read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support […]

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August 10, 2012 | 8:14 am

A.M. Splash: Investigators Suspect Error Caused Chevron Fire; 49ers to Get Half of Disputed Tax Fund; History of Chevron Fires

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Chevron response to fire threat probed (SF Chronicle) Investigators looking into the fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond suspect that heat insulation around a leaking pipe contributed to the disaster by masking the extent of the danger until it was too late, The Chronicle has learned. By underestimating the size of the leak, […]

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