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March 27, 2014

S.F. voters support 'Google buses,' poll says

The telephone poll of 500 likely San Francisco voters found that, overall, 57% have a favorable view of the shuttles, and only 18% have a negative view.


October 25, 2011

S.F. transit agencies may save $235M in benefit cuts, work order changes

Money can be saved by merging administrative functions, cutting premium benefits and changing guidelines that determine the employment terms for transit operators.


August 18, 2011

Hackers attack BART again

Targeted the agency for the second time, posting personal information of more than 100 transit police officers on the website operated by The Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Officers' Association.


October 6, 2010

San Francisco may limit tour bus narration

Restrictions would be similar to those in New York. Legislation also would crack down on tour buses that idle too long at the curb.


September 18, 2009

Transbay center project reaches funding milestone

The three components of the project - replacing the outdated Transbay Terminal with a modern transit hub; extending the Caltrain rail line 1.3 miles into the heart of the Financial District; and redeveloping the area surrounding the Transbay Transit Center with 2,600 new homes (35 percent affordable), parks and a retail main street - will help to return San Francisco to a culture of mass transit.


June 22, 2009

S.F. Muni launches new cable car

Car 15, which will serve the Powell-Mason Line, was built from the ground up using original blueprints by SFMTA artisans from the Woods Carpenter Shop, the Cable Machinery Support Shop, the Special Machine Shop and the Running Repair Shop.


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