MUNI

The proposed Muni bond would have focused on “maintaining the system’s equipment and facilities, providing quick and convenient transit access, ensuring Muni service is inclusive and accessible for all, and making street safety improvements for people walking and biking.”

San Francisco Voters Reject Muni Bond

The $400 million Muni Reliability and Street Safety Bond, Proposition A, has been voted down, the San Francisco (Calif.) Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) reported on June 21.

The proposed Muni bond would focus on “maintaining the system’s equipment and facilities, providing quick and convenient transit access, ensuring Muni service is inclusive and accessible for all, and making street safety improvements for people walking and biking,” according the Office of San Francisco Mayor London Breed.

On the San Francisco Ballot: $400MM Muni Bond

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Feb. 15 voted to place a $400 million Muni Reliability and Street Safety Bond on the June 2022 ballot; the measure requires 2/3 voter approval, according to the mayor’s office.

This fall, MUNI is starting to deploy its inspectors to provide customer assistance and, ultimately, conduct fare inspections, including citation issuance.

MUNI Steps Up Customer Service, Fare Collection

San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) is phasing in fare inspection. While fare collection has not stopped during COVID-19, inspectors are returning to service this fall and becoming part of a larger ambassador program to provide customer assistance. This includes reminding riders that masks are required and to maintain physical distance. They will ultimately conduct fare inspection later this year, including citation issuance. MUNI is also implementing an upgraded Customer Information System from Cubic Transportation Systems that will use digital signage and an updated mobile app to provide real-time information, including estimates on vehicle occupancy.

San Francisco taps Siemens for additional LRVs

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is exercising an option with Siemens for 40 additional SF200 low-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs), boosting the number of LRVs on order to 215. The option is worth $210 million.

MUNI employees ratify SFMTA contract

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) said Tuesday, July 15, 2014 that “Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents Municipal Railway (MUNI) transit operators, voted to ratify a new three-year agreement that increases wages, strengthens pension benefits, and is in line with the budget needs of the agency.”

SFMTA readies Siemens LRT contract

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is set to award Siemens Mobility a contract for 261 S200 light rail transit (LRT) vehicles to replace the city’s aging LRT fleet, built by Breda.

MUNI eyes new E train route

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has approved a plan that will increase MUNI service by 12%, adjust numerous bus routes, and create a new E- Embarcadero streetcar line.

Bay Area buildup

Big cities can tout big projects. San Francisco keeps expanding its rail reach and effectiveness in big-city fashion out of proportion to its actual size.