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Monday, March 27, 2017

In two weeks, San Francisco will celebrate Giants Opening Day. This week, the Giants will host the Oakland Athletics for two pre-season games at AT&T park.

With the start of baseball season comes planning for getting to and from SF's beautiful ballpark. 

Muni light rail vehicle passes in front of AT&T Park.
Muni light rail vehicles travel down King Street in front of AT&T Park.

As in previous years, there are many choices for travel during baseball season — designed to facilitate safe, timely and reliable service to and from the ballpark and beyond.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pedestrians and a Muni bus cross 4th Street on Market from the 5th and Mission garage.
The 5th and Mission garage is conveniently located to great shopping, dining and sight-seeing options in SF.

For many, the holiday season isn’t complete without a trip to the city for shopping and dining. However you get around, have a safe and festive holiday season.

Remember, events like the Union Square Christmas Tree Lighting on Nov. 25 and the season-long Winter Walk on Stockton Street are great attractions for all ages and are very accessible by public transit, walking, riding a bike and taking a taxi. Get more details about these events, Thanksgiving Muni schedules and other upcoming transit and traffic advisories.

If you drive to popular areas like Union Square, let parking in one of the 38 SFMTA public parking garages and lots be the antidote to what can be a holiday hassle. The parking spaces – more than 14,000 of them – tend to fill up less than on-street spaces, allowing you to circle less while looking for parking. And compared to privately-owned garages, public garages often cost considerably less.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Trucks, cars and a bike travel north on a busy, one-way downtown street with construction on the right.

Board of Directors Meeting: 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20
City Hall, Room 400
Nearby Muni Routes: 5, 19, 21, 47, 49, F Market, Metro-Civic Center Station

The agenda for tomorrow’s Board of Directors meeting includes the authorization of the L Taraval Rapid Project, including a six-month pilot for striped boarding zones on the busy street, and the agreement with BART to plan the implementation of cell service in the Muni Metro subway.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

In Los Angeles this week, public transportation professionals form all over the country have gathered for the annual meeting of the American Public Transportation Association. As part of the conference, APTA announced that one of their most noteworthy honors — Outstanding Public Transportation Board Member Award — was bestowed upon our own Tom Nolan, who has been the chairman of the SFMTA Board of Directors for 10 years. The full text of our press release is below.

Nolan's most public component of his role as Chairman is leading the bi-monthly SFMTA Board meetings. He is quick to offer support of employees, especially those who work directly with customers, and he's pushed the agency to do more to provide more equitable service to San Francisco. We could not be prouder.

Two men, one in a suit and the other in a brown Muni operator's uniform, stand together holding a large trophy with a motorized cable car in the background.
One of the perks: Nolan, standing with Leonard Oats, presents the trophy to each year's Cable Car Bell Ringing World Champion. Photo taken July 7.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

How does an extra $12,000 in your pocket sound?

That’s the annual savings from taking public transit instead of commuting by car in San Francisco, according to American Public Transportation Association’s latest Transit Savings Report.  That’s even better than the national average of about $9,000 in savings a year by taking transit.

Couple that with the recent ranking showing San Francisco boasts one of the top public transit systems in the country and you’ve got a couple of great reasons to dump the pump.

Red, white and blue logo of "Dump the Pump" with a stylized bus and train.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Malcolm Heinicke and Cristina Rubke, two accomplished SFMTA board members who bring unique perspectives to the agency’s governing body, had their reappointments confirmed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday to serve additional four-year terms.

 a woman with glasses in a dark suit.
Left: Malcolm Heinicke, right: Cristina Rubke

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

At its meeting yesterday, the SFMTA Board of Directors approved a two-year budget well ahead of its May 1 deadline. The budget includes strong investments in our strategic goals: Making streets safer, providing transportation options that are attractive, sustainable and equitable as well as creating a workplace that delivers outstanding service.

Large rail yard with enclosed walkway on the left and two light rail vehicles crossing below.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

In just over a week, on April 7, San Francisco will celebrate one of its favorite occasions — Giants Opening Day. This week, in a separate match-up, the Giants will host the Oakland Athletics for two pre-season games at AT&T park.

With the start of baseball season comes planning for getting to and from SF's beautiful ballpark. 

AT&T Park from across McCovey Cove full of boats. One has a large American flag.
Fans make their way to game one of the 2012 World Series. Photo taken October 24, 2012.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Two meetings are coming up that focus on taxi issues. The recurring town hall meetings and the continuing task force meetings are two ways our Taxi Services staff work with the industry, drivers and the public to improve taxi services.

Red taxi sits at a curb in front of the Hilton while driver loads luggage and man with stroller waits on the sidewalk.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Editor’s note: As of Wednesday, Feb. 10, downtown closures will open Thursday evening, Feb. 11, and Muni routes will resume normal service Friday morning, Feb. 12. See Wednesday, Feb. 10 post for more details.

Wow, what a week! Many thanks to all the fans and commuters who hung in there and helped us keep the city moving. Please remember that although the concerts have gone and the big game is in the record books, downtown detours and Muni re-routes will remain in effect until Saturday to allow crews to dismantle Super Bowl City site.  

We also want to thank event-goers for using public transit. Muni carried almost 200,000 extra subway trips during the nine day Super Bowl event. Last Saturday alone, we carried over 60,000 extra subway customers – a 60 percent increase. Bus ridership was also high on both weekends. The first weekend, we saw 55,000 additional customers on Saturday and 40,000 additional customers on Sunday.  Last Saturday, ridership was highest on Saturday, with over 70,000 additional customers and Sunday was also up by about 10,000 customers.

Muni wasn’t the only transportation option available to the more than a million fans participating in the Super Bowl festivities. Whether you walked, took a taxi, rode a bike or drove, SFMTA crews were out there helping you get around.

Woman in cold-weather, reflective gear stands in Market Street, directing a red and gray Muni bus through the intersection with a "Super Bowl City" arched sign in the background.
Nearly 70 Parking Control Officers were assigned to facilitate traffic issues at 32 intersections in the morning and evening rush hours.