May 9, 2013
His strategy will address speeds, areas where buses back up and how to better connect with new job centers. The plan is needed to accommodate the population growth that is expected in San Francisco over the next 20 to 30 years, with city officials estimating an extra 100,000 households.
April 18, 2013
The bus is currently being inspected by SFMTA personnel to ensure that all issues are addressed and that the rehabilitation of the remaining 79 vehicles is done correctly by Complete Coach Works
March 25, 2013
Over the next 18 months, Peterson Hydraulics will install the MOD30 lifts in the maintenance garage and the parallelogram lift in the wash bay. The MOD30s will replace the facility’s original lifts from 1974.
December 3, 2012
Also known as a “jughandle,” it is the first of its kind in San Francisco. The bay allows bicyclists to stay safely in the bike lane to make a left turn.
November 8, 2012
Alan Yam kept calm and brought his eight passengers to safety while his vehicle was attacked and burned by a mob after the San Francisco Giants won the World Series. The agency held a ceremony to honor Yam and a bystander who tried to prevent the crowd from vandalizing the bus.
Working with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to increase the visibility and safety of people riding bicycles at night by installing bicycle lights and handing out safety information as part of their annual “Light up the Night” campaign, which coincides with the end of Daylight Saving Time.
October 24, 2012
The contract includes work that was previously divided into four separate construction contracts. It will also provide for a stronger and more consistent program to provide opportunities for small businesses and local residents seeking jobs.
September 11, 2012
Production of the 40-foot Xcelsior hybrid buses is anticipated to begin in early 2013 and will be manufactured and assembled bumper-to-bumper in New Flyer’s St. Cloud, Minn. manufacturing facility. All buses are expected to be delivered by the end of the summer 2013.
September 5, 2012
Pending final approval from the board of supervisors, the SFMTA expects to have a prototype on the road next winter for a month long test in regular passenger service. All 45 new buses are expected to arrive by the end of summer 2013.
June 29, 2012
Expected to reduce travel times, increase reliability and potentially provide more space for customers throughout the vehicle. It will also leave more room at the front for those customers who are paying with cash and those with valid proof of payment who need to use the wheelchair lift or the bus kneeling feature.
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