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Muni Adding 10% More Bus Service in Early 2022Muni Adding 10% More Bus Service in Early 2022
By - posted 10/20/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, San Francisco, Transportation

By Erin McMillan Over the past couple of months, SFMTA staff have been reaching out for feedback on three alternatives for adding 10% more bus service in early 2022. And we heard you! SFMTA needs to focus on restoring service to provide key connections for people with disabilities and seniors, and that’s what we more...

18,000 "Upgraded" Parking Meters are Coming to SF in 202218,000 “Upgraded” Parking Meters are Coming to SF in 2022
By - posted 10/19/2021
Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Transportation

By Jessie Liang Beginning early next year, SFMTA will be replacing more than 18,000 parking meters throughout San Francisco. The parking meter hardware upgrade is taking place under a $70 million contract with MacKay Meters, Inc, which was approved by the Board of Supervisors. According to the agreement, more than half more...

BART to Run Late Night Trains for Halloween + Outside LandsBART to Run Late Night Trains for Halloween + Outside Lands
By - posted 10/17/2021
San Francisco, Transportation

BART to offer some extended service for Halloween and Outside Lands In anticipation of what is likely to be a high-ridership weekend BART will be offering some level of extended late-night service on Sunday, October 31, 2021, beyond 9pm. Staff is still working out details of the service plan and they more...

San Francisco Trolley Dances Return October 16-17San Francisco Trolley Dances Return October 16-17
By - posted 10/12/2021
Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, San Francisco, Transportation

Epiphany Dance Theater has announced the program for the 18th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD), which will be offered both in-person as well as online over the weekend of October 16 – 17, 2021 This year’s route begins at Rikki Streicher Field in the Castro before heading to one of more...

SF's Open Air Muni "Boat Tram" Is Back October 7-11SF’s Open Air Muni “Boat Tram” Is Back October 7-11
By - posted 10/1/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Reopening, Transportation, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Bold Italic for sharing the news that Muni’s adorable Boat Tram will be back in action from October 7-11 during Fleet Week 2021 SFMTA Youth Transportation Advisory Board Member Alexander announced on Twitter that the iconic boat tram is making its return. Maybe you were lucky enough to spot the more...

BART Stations Now Host New Free Outdoor Concert FestivalBART Stations Now Host New Free Outdoor Concert Festival
By - posted 9/30/2021
Brand New, Things to Do, Transportation

The sounds of Reggae, Jazz, and Folk music will bring joy to BART riders in the month of October as the latest “welcome back” gesture by the agency to encourage the return to transit and reinforce the role public transit plays in fueling the Bay Area’s economy and culture. BART and more...

SF Resumes Peak Hour Tow-Aways on Sept. 20SF Resumes Peak Hour Tow-Aways on Sept. 20
By - posted 9/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, Transportation

The SFMTA’s towing programs were temporarily suspended in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the city has reopened and traffic has returned, the SFMTA will resume enforcement of peak hour commuter tow-away zones starting September 20. Vehicles parked at tow-away zones during restricted peak hours will be subject to citation more...

Cable Cars Are Back After 9 Day Shutdown on Sat. 9/18Cable Cars Are Back After 9 Day Shutdown on Sat. 9/18
By - posted 9/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, Transportation

SFMTA just announced the good news on Twitter. Thankfully, San Francisco’s iconic cable cars are finally returning after a 9 day shut down. SFMTA’s Cable Car Shutdown Update – September 13, 20221 On Thursday, September 9 at approximately 1:30 p.m., the fire suppression system in the electrical room at the Cable Car more...

SF's Free "PresidiGo" Shuttle Restarts Weekend ServiceSF’s Free “PresidiGo” Shuttle Restarts Weekend Service
By - posted 9/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, San Francisco, Transportation

Starting September 11, PresidiGo will operate on weekends. The Downtown Route operates every hour and the Presidio Hills Route operates between 11am and 6pm. Given greatly reduced ridership and ongoing budget constraints, we’ve made the difficult decision to permanently suspend the Crissy Field Route. However, with new Muni 30 service to Crissy Field and more...

SF's Late Night Muni Subway Service Returns October 2SF’s Late Night Muni Subway Service Returns October 2
By - posted 9/7/2021
Bay Area Updates, Transportation

By Mariana Maguire, SFMTA The SFMTA plans to extend Muni Metro service in the subway to midnight as part of our ongoing rail recovery and COVD-19 Muni service expansion starting Saturday, October 2. Monday through Saturday, last trains will depart their terminals before midnight and will reach the end of the subway more...

Muni Gets $288 Million in Covid Relief FundsMuni Gets $288 Million in Covid Relief Funds
By - posted 9/4/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Transportation

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will receive $288.2 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Thursday. The newly announced funding comes from the more than $30 billion that’s been allocated to public transportation nationwide under the American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law more...

BART Gets First of 41 Brand New Clean Escalators in SFBART Gets First of 41 Brand New Clean Escalators in SF
By - posted 8/31/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Transportation

Riders can now enjoy the benefit of the largest investment BART has made in escalators in decades. The first of the new escalators that is part of a massive overhaul opened for service on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 with a ribbon cutting attended by BART and City officials. The first of more...

BART Gets $331 Million COVID Recovery WindfallBART Gets $331 Million COVID Recovery Windfall
By - posted 8/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Getting Help, Transportation

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that the U.S. Department of Transportation just granted BART $330.8 million from the American Rescue Plan funds. The funds were granted to help BART recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $30 billion dollars of the American Rescue Plan Act budget has been reserved more...

See the Aerial Photo of Last Week's Bay Bridge Vehicle FireSee the Aerial Photo of Last Week’s Bay Bridge Vehicle Fire
By - posted 8/23/2021
Fire Updates, Transportation, Wow

Last week, a vehicle caught fire on the Bay Bridge, shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 19, prompting the closure of all westbound lanes just west of Treasure Island. According to CHP Officer Mark Andrews, the vehicle that caught fire contained five occupants, although none were injured. The closure caused more...

BART & Muni's Mask Rule Extended to 2022BART & Muni’s Mask Rule Extended to 2022
By - posted 8/20/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Transportation

By Jonathan Streeter, SFMTA Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Muni customers have consistently demonstrated a strong willingness to comply with health safety mandates, in particular with wearing masks. As a reminder, the Federal requirement to wear a mask while riding, boarding and waiting for Muni vehicles remains in place, and has been more...