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.

Siemens LRVs enter Muni service

Siemens, San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency, and city officials celebrated the first Siemens-built light rail vehicle entering revenue service.

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.

San Francisco marks subway tunneling launch

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday, May 30, marked the start of tunneling for the Central Subway Project, a controversial extension of the Muni Metro T Third Line (light rail transit).

San Francisco F Line extension recommended

San Francisco’s historic and popular F Line streetcar service may reach a short but critical 0.85 miles west of its current terminus at Fisherman’s Wharf, if a recommendation spearheaded by the National Park Service comes to fruition.

MUNI celebrates another restored cable car

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Wednesday celebrated the return to service of a restored Powell Street cable car, Car No. 26, built in 1890.

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