SFMTA

4:30pm

Thu January 9, 2014
Transportation

Will Bay Area Bike Share expand on its downtown success?

The Bay Area Bike Share station in front of San Francisco City Hall.
Isabel Angell

The success of Bay Area Bike Share depends on one place: downtown San Francisco. Back in August, the program. made a well-calculated gamble and stuck half the bikes in an area covering downtown, the Financial District, and South of Market. Basically, if bike share doesn’t work there, it won’t work in the Bay Area.

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5:14pm

Wed October 16, 2013

4:07pm

Wed October 16, 2013
Transportation

Regulating the Google Buses: the SFMTA's plan for private shuttles

A Muni bus passes a "Google Bus" in San Franisco (photo by Sven Eberlein)
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Private shuttles have been using Muni stops in San Francisco for a while. But they’ve mostly been smaller buses, for hospitals and universities. In the past few years though, bigger charter buses for tech companies like Google and Genentech have also started to use Muni stops.

In total, the private shuttles regularly use more than 200 Muni stops around the city. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) spokesperson Kristen Holland says the tech buses’ rising popularity has started to cause Muni delays.

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3:38pm

Wed June 19, 2013
Transportation

SF turns to crowdsourcing for future bikeshare stations

A screenshot of the SFMTA's crowdsourcing website for bikeshare stations

Bike sharing is coming to San Francisco and Silicon Valley this August. It’s being launched on a small scale at first – just 750 bikes in the whole system. So the big question is: where should the bikes go?

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10:04pm

Fri April 26, 2013
Transportation

Bids to build SF Central Subway are $100 million over city's estimates

The site of the future Union Square station on the Central Subway (photo via flickr user Steve Rhodes)

The bids are in to build San Francisco’s Central Subway project – and the price tag will be over $100 million more than the city expected.

The Central Subway will be a 1.7-mile tunnel under the heart of the city for Muni’s T-Third light rail line. The subway will finally provide a connection from the up-and-coming South of Market neighborhood to densely populated Chinatown.

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