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SF to End Free Sunday & Evening Parking (Until 10pm)SF to End Free Sunday & Evening Parking (Until 10pm)
By - posted 5/20/2023
San Francisco, Transportation

Well, San Francisco, your “free” after-hours parking ride is just about up. Currently, most parking meters in San Francisco end enforcement at 6pm on Mondays through Saturdays and are free all days on Sundays. But starting in July 2023, (there’s no exact date listed) SFMTA will begin an 18-month neighborhood-by-neighborhood plan more...

BART's Proposed Schedule: Weekends Are Back, Weekdays Can WaitBART’s Proposed Schedule: Weekends Are Back, Weekdays Can Wait
By - posted 4/26/2023

Thanks to NBC Bay Area for sharing the news that BART plans to increase weekend service and decrease weekday service. BART is proposing a new service plan that would increase weekend and evening service while decreasing weekday daytime service. The plan is being presented to the BART Board of Directors on more...

16th St. BART Might Get a New $5M Elevator16th St. BART Might Get a New $5M Elevator
By - posted 4/20/2023
Brand New, Transportation

Thanks to Mission Local for letting us know that the 16th Street BART elevator might finally get replaced after 50 years. And it will cost “only” $5 million. Built in 1973, the current elevator at 16th Street was designed to only last for 30-40 years, so it’s already passed its expected more...

Spiky Fare Gates: BART's New $90M Evasion-Proof PlanSpiky Fare Gates: BART’s New $90M Evasion-Proof Plan
By - posted 4/16/2023
Brand New, Transportation

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that BART fare-hoppers might be in for a spiky surprise. Since 2019, BART has been on a mission to outwit fare evaders, but their previous attempts have fallen flat. Remember the notorious “guillotine fare gate”? That’s ancient history now. This time, they’re stepping up their more...

BART to Muni Transfers Could Soon be FreeBART to Muni Transfers Could Soon be Free
By - posted 4/9/2023
Bay Area Updates, Transportation

The Bay Area is considering a pilot program that would make it free or cheaper to transfer between different public transit agencies. This means that if you took BART to another transit agency, like VTA or Muni, you could pay the full BART fare and then not have to pay more...

BART's New $90M Fare Gates Coming Systemwide by 2026BART’s New $90M Fare Gates Coming Systemwide by 2026
By - posted 3/24/2023
Bay Area Updates, Transportation

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News BART officials are poised next month to spend approximately $47 million for the development of new fare gates in an effort to crack down on fare evasion. Infrastructure officials with the transit agency formally recommended Thursday that BART should award a contract to Virginia-based STraffic America more...

BART Doubles Police Officers & Ups CleaningBART Doubles Police Officers & Ups Cleaning
By - posted 3/21/2023
Bay Area Updates, Crime, Transportation

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News BART police are more than doubling the number of officers patrolling trains starting Monday to address safety and quality of life issues, BART officials said. BART police are deploying eight to 18 more officers on trains per shift in San Francisco and in BART’s core service more...

Permanent Car-Free Promenade Coming to SF's McLaren Park?Permanent Car-Free Promenade Coming to SF’s McLaren Park?
By - posted 2/27/2023
Bay Area Updates, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Transportation

By Olivia Wynkoop, Bay City News Foundation San Francisco is considering turning a portion of McLaren Park’s John F. Shelley Drive into a car-free promenade. Mirroring Golden Gate Park’s John F. Kennedy Drive, the roadway, which loops through the McLaren Upper Reservoir and the Redwood Playground Picnic Area, first turned car-free in more...

This is SF's First Ever Electric Presidio Shuttle "Go" BusThis is SF’s First Ever Electric Presidio Shuttle “Go” Bus
By - posted 2/17/2023
Brand New, Green, San Francisco, Transportation

The Presidio GO’s first battery-electric bus has arrived. As we enter the next chapter, the Presidio Trust is modernizing and improving its system by gradually converting to battery-electric buses. The new battery-electric bus has a low floor and a wheelchair ramp that will ease boarding for wheelchair users, families, and those more...

Angel Island Ferry Will Be CA's 1st Electric Short-Run FerryAngel Island Ferry Will Be CA’s 1st Electric Short-Run Ferry
By - posted 2/15/2023
Bay Area Updates, Green, Transportation

By Thomas Hughes, Bay City News Foundation The Angel Island Ferry is going electric. The 400-passenger ferry to Angel Island State Park, owned and operated by the Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry Company, will be converted into an electric propulsion vessel by California-based Green Yachts. The project will be supported by infrastructure built more...

SF's New Express Service Comes to 1 California Starting Feb. 21SF’s New Express Service Comes to 1 California Starting Feb. 21
By - posted 2/14/2023
San Francisco, Transportation

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) recently announced an updated 1X California pilot program to offer express bus service between Downtown and the Richmond District beginning February 21, 2023. Increasing reliable transit service, protected bike lanes, and safer streets and sidewalks will bring more people to and through Downtown. New transit lanes more...

BART May Raise Fares 11%BART May Raise Fares 11%
By - posted 2/14/2023
Bay Area Updates, Transportation

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation BART could increase fares by at least 5.5 percent as soon as January 2024 in an effort to keep up with both wage growth in the Bay Area and inflation, officials with the transit agency said Thursday. BART typically adjusts fares systemwide every two years more...

Parking at SF's Muni Stops is Going AwayParking at SF’s Muni Stops is Going Away
By - posted 2/3/2023
Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Transportation

In late November 2021, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution calling for us to “promote unobstructed pedestrian access for boarding public transit by eliminating parking in bus stops.” There are more than 3,500 Muni stops in San Francisco, and about 1,200 are stops at which there more...

BART Repairs East Bay's Yellow Line Starting President's Day WeekendBART Repairs East Bay’s Yellow Line Starting President’s Day Weekend
By - posted 1/17/2023
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Transportation

BART’s next round of major trackway repairs will focus on the Yellow Line in the East Bay, which is the busiest in the BART system. The upcoming work is made possible by voter-approved Measure RR, which is providing $3.5 billion to rebuild BART’s core infrastructure. *Over President’s Day weekend, February 18-20, 2023, more...

SF's Brand New "Central Subway" Fully Opens Jan. 7thSF’s Brand New “Central Subway” Fully Opens Jan. 7th
By - posted 1/3/2023
Bay Area Updates, Transportation

On Saturday, January 7, the T Third starts its historic new route, providing a direct Metro connection between Sunnydale and Chinatown-Rose Pak Station. Service runs Mondays through Fridays, 6 a.m. to midnight every 10 minutes and Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. to midnight every 12 minutes. The new T Third line more...