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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

MLK day march
Marchers gather for the 2016 MLK march from the San Francisco Caltrain station. Photo: Chris Henderson

Next Monday marks the annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday and San Francisco’s annual march from the Caltrain Station at 4th and King streets to Yerba Buena Gardens, organized by the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation (NorcalMLK).

The SFMTA is partnering with NorcalMLK to provide free MLK2017 Commemorative Muni Passes to enable San Franciscans to attend the celebration at Yerba Buena Gardens. We will also provide complimentary shuttle service during the annual march.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Rendering of Geary Boulevard at Fillmore facing east with a bus pulling up in the red transit-only lane.
A rendering of Geary Bus Rapid Transit improvements at Fillmore Street. 

For the 52,000 people who ride Muni’s Geary bus routes daily, improvements to make the ride less crowded and more reliable just took a leap forward.

Friday, January 6, 2017

A NextMuni digital sign that reads, 71-HaightNoriega, 85 minutes.
Due to a technical issue that started this week, long wait times shown on NextMuni signs may not be accurate. Photo: Michael Ocampo/Flickr

Wednesday, Feb. 22 Update:

All Muni arrival predictions have been restored. Once again, we appreciate your patience during this inconvenience.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

This week, we take a look back 102 years to a muddy winter scene on Bayshore Boulevard at Oakdale Avenue on January 1915.

Black and white photograph showing intersection of Bayshore Boulevard and Oakdale Avenue on January 8, 1915. Streetcar tracks receed into the distance away from the camera. to the left is a hillside covered with grass, trees, and some wooden fencing.  To the right is a small, flat-fronted building which houses the "Oakdale Bar", today this houses the Old Clamhouse restaurant.
This view looks north on modern day Bayshore Boulevard (then San Bruno Avenue) and Oakdale Avenue (then 15th Avenue) of 25 Line streetcar tracks and the Oakdale Bar. Photo taken January 8, 1915.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Runner at starting line in the park surrounded by green trees.
Runners at the starting line of the Hot Chocolate run on Jan. 11, 2015. Photo credit: Nicki Dugan Pogue/Flickr.

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K
Sunday, 7:30 a.m.

Golden Gate Park

This weekend, “America’s Sweetest Race” helps to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities, creating a “home away from home” for families and children facing serious medical conditions. The Hot Chocolate 15K/5K features two race courses – a 15K (9.3 miles) which starts at 8:20 a.m. or a 5K (3.1 miles) which kicks off at 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sponsored by 76, Ride Muni Free New Year’s Eve, now in its 17th year, includes all Muni routes and lines – even the cable car lines. Faregates will be set for “fare-free” until early Sunday morning.

Remember, there will be no need to tag your Clipper Card during the complimentary Muni service period between 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31 to 5 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

 Ride Muni free on New Year's Eve. Don't drink and drive let us get you there safely, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. - Free service on all lines and routes.

This New Year’s Eve, leave the car keys at home. Let Muni get you home safely, free of charge.

For the 17th consecutive New Year’s Eve, Muni will offer free service on all routes and lines, including the cable car lines, from 8 p.m. on December 31 until 5 a.m. on January 1.

This program, sponsored in part by 76®, supports San Francisco’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic fatalities. Don’t drink and drive. The safest place to start the new year is in the passenger seat.

Friday, December 23, 2016

As we head into a week of celebrations with families and friends, we wish you and yours a festive and safe holiday.

In our 2016 annual report, Delivering Progress, we reflect on this year's accomplishments and review the challenges ahead. We invite you to learn more and to please take a moment to share your thoughts about the report in a quick survey.

SFMTA "Season's Greetings" graphic and message
The SFMTA 2016 holiday greeting asks your feedback on the agency's annual report. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A view of the newly upgraded intersection of 9th and Division streets, looking west down Division.
The newly upgraded intersection of 9th and Division streets, looking west down Division.

San Francisco’s first “protected intersection” is ready for a spin at 9th and Division streets.

Protected intersections use simple design concepts to make everyone safer. Instead of requiring people driving and biking to look over their shoulders for one another, traffic movements are arranged so that everyone can see what's going on by simply looking forward.

We were thrilled to unveil this forward-looking design in San Francisco yesterday with Mayor Ed Lee and our partners at SF Public Works and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Annual Report cover image, with a photo of people boarding a Muni train.
Our 2016 Annual ReportDelivering Progress, is now available.

For us, 2016 was a year of transportation milestones.

Sure, we roll up our sleeves and work every day to improve the experience of traveling around San Francisco. But some of the key initiatives that shaped our agency’s work in fiscal year 2016, laid out in our new Annual Report, show how we we’ve gained ground on the four goals outlined in our agency’s Strategic Plan: Providing safer transportation, better travel choices, improving the environment and quality of life and delivering outstanding service to San Francisco.

Take these examples of how we’ve recently made the city’s transportation network safer and more reliable: