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S.F. Muni light rail posts 50% on-time performance

The low number is caused by aging trains, run-down tracks, outdated scheduling and few reserve vehicles to deploy when rail vehicles break down. The agency plans to update its scheduling, hire more supervisors and put out a bid next year for a new batch of light rail vehicles, which could be in service by 2017.

S.F. MTA approves New Flyer hybrid order

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.

S.F. Muni to offer all-door boarding systemwide

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.

S.F. MTA receives $61M for Central Subway project

Funds provided by the California Transportation Commission. The Central Subway plans tie directly into future high-speed rail service at the 4th and King station. It will also be three blocks from the Transbay Transit Center, the planned terminus for high-speed rail.

S.F. Muni celebrates 100 years

Also launched special section of its website to share photographic archive images, historic information and a calendar of events at which the SFMTA centennial will be featured.