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S.F. State student discount transit pass plan gaining traction

University| April 20, 2015

One complication that arose in the process is BART’s unwillingness to pay for a $1.5 million reprogramming of Clipper cards to recognize the student discount.

Think tank calls for integrated Bay Area transit system

Management & Operations| April 1, 2015

“Seamless Transit,” a report from the regional urban think tank SPUR, found the Bay Area’s tangle of public transportation operators is proving to be an obstacle to getting more people to take or try transit.

Bus| March 19, 2015

Leap Transit luxury bus service video tour

Leap Transit launched a new luxury bus service from the Marina District to downtown, which features cushy seats, on-site support, Wi-Fi and healthy snacks.

Accessibility| March 9, 2015

San Francisco kicks off free rides program for seniors, people with disabilities

Following unanimous approval by the SFMTA board in January, the SFMTA has worked tirelessly to meet the city’s demand for this program. In just over one month, the SFMTA has processed more than 38,000 applications for the Free Muni program expansion.

Management & Operations| January 22, 2015

San Francisco board to improve service, access

SFMTA will approve a 7% Muni service increase; free Muni for moderate to low-income seniors and people with disabilities; additional funding for transit vehicle cleanliness and appearance; and the elimination of telephone and on-line computer transaction fees.

Rail| January 14, 2015

San Francisco purchasing an additional 40 Siemens railcars

In addition to the 175 Muni next generation of light rail vehicles approved last year, this purchase will allow Muni to address capacity needs as San Francisco’s population and Muni ridership continue to grow, further improve transit reliability and bolster the economy since Siemens will manufacture the vehicles in their Sacramento facility.

Management & Operations| January 8, 2015

Artist draws San Francisco public transportation riders

Hamilton Cline says he likes using subject on their phones because they are less likely to look up and around while he draws them. 

Management & Operations| January 6, 2015

San Francisco, Globe Sherpa team for mobile payment app

Users will be able to store a debit or credit card or use PayPal to purchase tickets anytime and anywhere. GlobeSherpa also will provide SFMTA Transit Fare Inspectors with a new enforcement application to verify mobile fares using a separate hand-held mobile device.

Bus| October 2, 2014

Calif. agencies receive 'Ladders of Opportunity" funding for buses

San Diego MTS secured $18 million for the purchase of 45 Gillig buses, while the San Francisco MTA secured more than $9 million to purchase 12, 60-foot buses.
Rail| September 23, 2014

Siemens wins $648M San Francisco railcar contract

With an initial order of 175 light railcars and an option for an additional 85 cars, this is one of the biggest orders for light railcars ever placed in the U.S.

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