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San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 15 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments]
Two center lanes of Church St. will be converted to transit-only lanes as part of a pilot project to speed MUNI service. (Courtesy SFMTA)

A three-block stretch of Church Street will become part of an experiment to expedite service on two of San Francisco’s busiest and chronically late transit lines.

The city’s Municipal Transportation Agency will convert the two center lanes of traffic — one in each direction — of Church St. between Duboce Ave. and 16th St. for use exclusively by MUNI vehicles and taxis 24 hours a day.

Bay Area Snapshots, San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 14 Nov 2012 | One Comment]
Muni's oldest streetcar in the fleet, No. 578 makes the turn onto Don Chee Way in front of the Ferry Building. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

From the California Beat photography collection, Bay Area Snapshots is an occasional glimpse at daily life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Cops & Courts, San Francisco, The Bay Area, Traffic & Transit, World Series »

[By Beat News Service | 13 Nov 2012 | No Comments]
An image from video footage shows an unidentified man throwing an object into a Muni bus, setting it on fire Oct. 29. (Courtesy SF Police)

It’s bad enough that hoodlums decided to set fire to a $700,000 MUNI bus in celebration of the San Francisco Giants’s World Series Championship on the morning of October 29, but it’s the  particular bus they chose to destroy that has the city on the hook for more than the original retail price.

The heavily damaged vehicle was one of dozens of buses that have recently returned from a $300,000 mid-life rehabilitation performed at Complete Coach Works in Riverside, the Beat has learned.

San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 26 May 2012 | No Comments]
Construction crews begin work on replacing rails at Church and Duboce Streets in San Francisco. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

SAN FRANCISCO — A major rail replacement project that will eventually make the “clickity-clacking” when crossing Church and Duboce Sts. on MUNI Metro sound and feel less jarring began as scheduled Friday night.

Like a dentist’s drill, jackhammers pulverized asphalt and ripped out the aging streetcar tracks at the intersection and along Carl Street near the UCSF Medical Center.

San Francisco »

[By Beat News Service | 19 Jul 2011 | 4 Comments]

SAN FRANCISCO — Police arrested 35 protesters after a march through city streets Tuesday evening demonstrating against the fatal officer-involved shooting of a parolee in the Bayview District.

A large group of 150 protesters gathered at Dolores Park at 5 p.m. and marched towards the Castro District making a stop at the Castro Street MUNI Metro Station. Some protesters caused minor damage to the transit stop after they began vandalizing station walls.

Bay Area Snapshots, Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 2 Jun 2011 | No Comments]
San Leandro, California

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From the California Beat photography collection, Bay Area Snapshots is an occasional glimpse at daily life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Cover Stories, San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 28 May 2011 | No Comments]
Courtesy SFMTA

Outer Sunset commuters in San Francisco who have grown accustomed to crowded cars and long delays aboard the N-Judah MUNI Metro streetcar line can expect some relief come June 13 — for a six-month trial period — in the form of a bus.

MUNI will begin a pilot project to increase capacity on the busy Metro line during weekday commute hours by instituting an N-Judah Express bus line, which the transit agency says will relieve severe overcrowding.

San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 12 Feb 2011 | No Comments]

San Francisco Police officers and firefighters briefly cleared the Powell Street BART and MUNI Metro Station after numerous people were overcome by pepper spray, a fire dispatcher said.

Emergency personnel received a call about an unknown irritant that was disturbing passengers at the station shortly after 6 p.m., according to the fire department. Four of the affected victims — including two passengers and two MUNI Metro station agents — were sent to the hospital for treatment, but all were expected to recover, an agency spokesman said. 

San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 1 Feb 2011 | No Comments]
Courtesy San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

An effort to relocate underground utilities along a portion of Stockton Street along San Francisco’s Union Square could tie up traffic in the area for months to come, project managers are warning.

A three-block portion of the street, from Post to Ellis Streets, is being dug up by contractors in phases to relocate below-street utility boxes and other equipment away from the path of subway tunnels and an underground station at Union Square.

Insight »

[By California Beat | 6 Jan 2011 | 4 Comments]
Bank of America: there is no "the" in BART or MUNI. (California Beat Photo)

In the Bay Area, it’s almost expected that where ever you go, you will meet people who are either new in town or visiting from another city. Sans the tourist guidebooks and pricey cameras dangling from around their necks, they can be pretty hard to spot.

But there’s a tell-tale way to figure out who’s a new transplant: if he or she refers to our public transportation systems as “the BART” or “the MUNI,” you’ve got yourself a Bay Area newbie.