Transit

Video: Agencies Team Up to Roll Out Plan for Safe and Healthy Transit Operations
Transportation
Mark Prado August 20, 2020

At a San Francisco event emceed by MTC Commissioner and Solano County Supervisor Jim Spering, Bay Area transit agencies on Wednesday released the Riding Together: Bay Area Healthy Transit Plan to protect the health and safety of transit riders and employees, and to build confidence in public transit when the region emerges from shelter-in-place restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Muni set to increase service Saturday
Transportation
Mark Prado August 19, 2020
Muni

On Saturday SFMTA will launch its broadest and most complex service changes since the start of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, including the restoration or expansion of 11 bus routes, increased frequencies on 13 bus routes and the return of Muni Metro.

Golden Gate Transit real-time arrival data now available
Transportation
Mark Prado August 12, 2020
Golden Gate

Golden Gate Transit has announced a partnership with Transit app to provide real-time bus arrival times to riders.

New Muni kiosks assist travelers
Transportation
Mark Prado August 5, 2020
Muni

San Francisco transit users who need in-person assistance can now use three Muni sales kiosks for services previously only available at the Customer Service Center at 11 South Van Ness Ave.

Task Force to guide recovery of Bay Area transit network in post-pandemic future
Transportation
Mark Prado May 8, 2020
Transit

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has released a framework for creation of a 30-member Blue Ribbon Transit Recovery Task Force to guide the future of the Bay Area’s public transportation network as the region adjusts to new conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Struggling Bay Area transit agencies poised to receive first wave of federal support
Transportation
Mark Prado April 16, 2020
Transit

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) on Thursday released a framework for the allocation of more than $780 million of federal funds to cash-strapped Bay Area transit agencies through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law last month.

North Bay train service cut in half
Transportation
Mark Prado April 6, 2020
SMART

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency grabbed all the headlines Monday with deep cuts to MUNI service, but in the North Bay the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit Agency cut its service in half.

Cable Car service felled by coronavirus
Transportation
Mark Prado March 17, 2020
By Mark Prado
Cable Cars

San Francisco's Cable Cars won't be climbing halfway to the stars anytime soon, the latest victim of the coronavirus.

SF Transit Week in peak
Transportation
Mark Prado September 10, 2019
By Mark Prado
Transit Week

We are in the middle of Transit Week 2019, an event sponsored by the San Francisco Transit Riders group.

Costs rise July 1 for many Bay Area travelers
Transportation
Mark Prado July 1, 2019
By Mark Prado
Golden Gate Bridge

July 1 is the day when new fares and tolls are often rolled out, and Monday was no exception.