Muni Metro

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Muni "Sickout": Here Is Your Guide to the Wednesday Evening Commute

    With only 70 percent of Muni's buses on the streets now, the transit agency is warning everyone to prepare for another miserable commute this evening. Paul Rose, spokesman for Muni, tells us that 160 buses are not in operation due to drivers calling in "sick." Thus, commuters should prepare for mo ... More >>

  • News

    August 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Muni Celebrates its 100th Birthday With Free Rides

    You might not like Muni but maybe you like free stuff. If you do like riding Muni and you just so happen to love getting free things, then today is your day. In honor of its 100th birthday, the cash-strapped Muni is forgoing its need for, well, cash and doling out free rides to all passengers until ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Here's What You Need to Know About the Giants Parade

    Don't change out of those orange-and-black shirts just yet. The Giants will be home for Halloween, and San Francisco is as ready as it can be to welcome the World Series champs once again.So here's what you need to know for Wednesday's family event (note: there will be lots of kids there). The ticke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Cristina Rubke Nominated "Out of the Blue" for Muni Board

    Christina Rubke's nomination to fill Bruce Oka's vacated slot on the Municipal Transportation Agency Board may come as a surprise to the city's most ardent Muni-watchers. It should -- she's surprised, too. In a press release announcing the San Francisco lawyer's nomination to the board, Mayor Ed Lee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Muni Will Never Make 85 Percent On-Time Goal

    William PoorThere's one way of showing up on time...​San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee may yet be the perfect amalgamation of Napoleon and a Teddy Bear. He remains likable even while the knife goes in. One still thinks happy thoughts about Lee even when he states, with seriousness, that Muni must hit its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Who Owns the Castro Rainbow Flag?

    Off2riorobFlagged...​Don't like the way the Castro's iconic rainbow flag is administered? Go get your own! That's the message from Steve Adams, the president of the Merchants of Upper Market and Castro (MUMC). It's his group that pays for the oft-replaced flags, insures them in the event of a cost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Muni To Stop Surprising Riders By Aborting Service Mid-Route

    Muni promises fewer truant trams​Muni will end its practice of surprising riders by curtailing service mid-route, according to a new report delivered to the Board of Supervisors. The practice, known in the industry as "short-turn," occurs in response to situations where light-rail trains bunch up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Gas Leak in Castro, Area Residents Should 'Shelter-in-Place'

    Stay put​A gas leak, reported around 1 p.m., has shut down much of the Castro District since, according to reports in SF Appeal. No injuries have been reported, but officials have ordered a "shelter-in-place."

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Scott Wiener: Muni 'Beyond Incompetent'

    Scott Wiener vents about Muni -- and it didn't have to do with a lack of leg room​Tell us how you really feel, Scott Wiener. Caught in the middle of this afternoon's massive Muni delays triggered by a power outage at the train system's central control station, and late to a candidate interview at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    AC Transit, Facing Deep Service Cuts, 'Antiquated'

    LensovetWill this bus head across the Bay Bridge, too?​Complaining about Muni is more than a hobby for San Franciscans. It's a religion. But despite the system's massive budget and myriad problems, you could have it worse -- and almost always will. Take AC Transit (please). While Muni riders were ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2010

    The Muni Death Spiral

    Your transit system is terribly inefficient, extremely slow, and wildly expensive. Here’s how you can fix it.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008
  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Weekly Obsessions

    Things we were obsessing about on Dec. 15, 2004

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    Muni's Mack Daddy

    James Robinson used to be a pimp. Now he's a transit union bigwig. And he's got higher ambitions.

  • News

    April 18, 2001

    Dog Bites

    Details, Details; Problem Is, It's Hard to Read in the Dark; PG&E Strikes Back

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 17, 2000
  • Calendar

    June 23, 1999
  • News

    December 9, 1998

    Rewarding Failure

    Streetcars that are too wide, long, and heavy (136 @ $3.5 million per). Bus engines that don't fit and are scrapped (20 @ $116,000 a pop). Manhole covers that take 10 engineers and three months to design (cost: $243,000). Muni's management has produced su

  • News

    December 2, 1998

    Rewarding Failure

    What's really wrong with Muni? For starters, one third of its employees don't show up to work, causing systemwide delays and costing the agency more that $20 million a year in overtime. First in a two-part special report

  • Dining

    October 7, 1998
  • Dining

    July 15, 1998
  • Dining

    April 15, 1998
  • News

    September 24, 1997
  • Dining

    July 16, 1997
  • Dining

    November 20, 1996

    That's a Wrap

    At Fresca, the joy of roast chicken, and the world in a tortilla

  • Dining

    April 10, 1996

    Everything's Coming Up Rose's

    Reed Hearon's Rose Pistola captures the Italian essence of its bustling neighborhood

  • News

    December 27, 1995

    Willie's Wild Ride

    The Transport Workers Union contract with Muni is up for renewal, and TWU boss Larry Martin says that anybody who wants to roll back the union's cush work rules, lucrative salary structure, and handsome trust fund is a "racist" and can go to hell. Meet t

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