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August 11, 2014

Cab driver accused of defrauding S.F. paratransit service

Joseph Shcop, 64, of San Francisco is alleged to have been in possession of at least five debit cards — which can be used to pay for taxi fares at a reduced rate.


May 13, 2014

San Francisco Muni crime down 30%

The reduction of crime onboard Muni follows the partnership announced by Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the SFMTA and the SFPD in November of last year to deploy more officers on the system to increase overall security.


March 12, 2014

Plan to triple cost of riding S.F.'s historic streetcars proposed

The plan is just one of several revenue-raising proposals the San Francisco MTA is considering in its budget, but none of the other suggestions has drawn nearly the same amount of attention.


March 10, 2014

Advocates hope Google will pick up Muni tab for seniors, disabled

Some transit officials support the proposed program to provide free services to low-income seniors and people with disabilities, which would reduce the agency’s revenue by $4 million to $6 million annually.


February 24, 2014

Accessibility concerns grow over new S.F. car service networks

A quarter of wheelchair-accessible cabs, which SFMTA officials consider a linchpin of the paratransit system, now sit idle because there aren't enough drivers.


February 5, 2014

S.F. Muni improves light rail performance, cuts delays

On-time performance for light rail vehicles increased from 47% in May to 51% in January, with an 8% decline in total hours of delay from 452 in May to 414 in December.


February 4, 2014

New York named 'best public transportation city'

Walk Score took data from 316 U.S. cities and thousands of neighborhoods and assigned a "Transit Score" to each. The scores consider frequency, type of route and distance between stops.


June 20, 2013

S.F. Muni rolls out New Flyer hybrid buses

To expedite the purchasing process, the agency joined a current, competitively bid vehicle contract with the State of Minnesota.


June 20, 2013

King County Metro purchase all-electric New Flyers

Federal and Metro capital funds will be used to purchase the buses, with the first prototype expected to arrive in 2014. Riders can expect to see new coaches hit the streets in 2015.


February 8, 2012

San Francisco subway project gains FTA approval

Issuance of the letter of no prejudice provided the newest indication that the full commitment of federal funding through the FTA's New Starts program may be forthcoming.


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