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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:

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Holiday Muni Service Schedule

Muni will operate on a regular Sunday service schedule on Christmas (Dec. 25) and New Year's Day (Jan. 1), which both fall on Sundays, as well as Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2.

Tuesday, Dec. 27 thru Friday, Dec. 30: Muni will operate on a weekday non-school schedule, and the following commute-hour service routes will be suspended for the week:

  • 1AX/BX, 7X, 14X, 30X, 31AX/BX, 38AX/BX, 41, 81X, 82X, 83X, 88, NX, N Judah Cole Valley Shuttles and the Castro Shuttles.

For details, visit our Holiday Service alert page.

Parking Enforcement on Christmas and New Year’s Day

Christmas (Dec. 25) and New Year's Day (Jan. 1): There will be no enforcement of parking meters or restrictions for seven-day street sweeping, Monday through Friday street sweeping, residential parking permits or commuter tow-away zones.

Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2: Parking meters and restrictions for seven-day street sweeping will be enforced.

However, there will be no enforcement of parking restrictions for:

  • Monday through Friday street sweeping;
  • Residential parking permits;
  • Commute hour tow-away zones

For complete details, visit the holiday enforcement schedule webpage.


Menorah and Christmas tree in Union Square on a bright blue afternoon.
Setting up the “Mama Menorah” in Union Square on Dec. 7, 2010. Photo credit: Loren Javier/Flickr.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Muni runs in the pouring rain or blazing sunshine and, on a few rare occasions, even some light snow. Surprising as it may be, San Francisco has seen snowfall more than a few times in the past 140 years. 

The most recent of San Francisco's significant snowfalls was on Feb. 5, 1976 — a day that many readers may remember. About an inch of snow fell and the city's highest peaks were dusted with white.

a color photograph from February 1976 showing a Muni electric trolley coach operating on the 33 Ashbury line on Clayton Street near Deming Street.  the bus and a 1960s model Ford Mustang car are in the mid ground and Twin Peaks, dusted with white snow is seen in the background.
A Muni 33 Ashbury trolley bus marches up Clayton Street with a snow-capped Twin Peaks in the background on February 5, 1976.

Friday, December 16, 2016

A Muni train on the T Third Line travels down Third Street next to a track spur that turns down 19th Street.

If you travel on Illinois Street between 18th and 19th streets in the Dogpatch neighborhood, you may see traffic lane changes as major sewer work ramps up this month as part of the Mission Bay Loop Project.

The sewer excavation started early this month and is expected to be completed in February. “No parking” signs have been placed around the intersections of Illinois Street from 18th to 19th streets to allow enough clearance for the work to be done.

Once completed, the Mission Bay Loop will benefit riders on the Muni’s T Third Line, especially when the Central Subway segment of the line opens in 2019. By providing a place for T trains to turn around, the track loop will allow us to run more frequent service on the line’s busiest segment and more efficiently maintain even spacing in the event of delays.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A woman riding a bike on the raised bikeway on Market Street.

As we adapt lessons from other cities to design a new generation of protected bike lanes that work for everyone on our streets, it’s crucial to get the details right.

That’s why we installed San Francisco’s first raised bike lane about a year ago as part of our efforts to experiment and improve upon the best practices among bike-friendly cities. On a short stretch of eastbound Market Street, from Gough to 12th Street, we installed a permanent bikeway with four different curb designs and measured the results from last November to May this year.

Our findings from the Raised Bikeway Demonstration Project are now available. Here, we’ll provide a brief look at the report [PDF] and the larger context around it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

With less than two weeks until good old Saint Nick makes his around the world adventure, this weekend not much is stirring.

While there may not be a major event, there are still places to go and things to see. Review these event calendars to discover what’s going on near you: FunCheapSF, EventBrite, SF Weekly, and SFGate.

A cable car with festive decorations heads east on California at night with the Transamerica Pyramid in the background.

Glide Toy Giveaway
Saturday, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Get into the holiday spirit and help spread some joy and goodwill by volunteering to help distribute toys to the children of the Tenderloin and the surrounding neighborhoods at Glide’s annual toy giveaway. If you are unable to volunteer you can still partake by making a monetary contribution or providing an unwrapped toy. Donations for this event will be accepted at Glide until this Friday.