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Sixty brand new electric trolley buses will replace buses that have been in operation for over two decades. Concurrently, through unanimous Board of Supervisors approval, the SFMTA has purchased 61 new biodiesel-electric hybrid buses. The combined purchases are part of the agency’s five-year plan to replace the entire bus fleet.

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Bay Area public transportation usage decreasing

With more people riding Bay Area Rapid Transit and Caltrain rail lines and fewer using Bay Area buses, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is unable to explain why the trend is occurring, however, service cuts and sprawling growth in suburban areas were cited as possible factors.

S.F. Muni increases services as 'sickout' dwindles

Service availability has steadily improved over the past few days, and was expected to provide approximately 90% of Thursday morning's service. The union's president said Tuesday the labor group has nothing to do with the sick calls.

S.F. Muni turns buses into showers for homeless

Local tech entrepreneur starts outreach organization and converts a bus to accommodate two separate, private areas, each with a shower stall, sink, changing area, toilet and bench and will put it into operation in May. The organization will put three more converted buses on the streets this fall.

S.F. MTA to launch new website

The site will be easier to navigate and mobile device-friendly, designed to work on any smartphone or tablet. It will provide home page access to trip planning, service alerts from both 511 and the agency’s Twitter feed, and a “latest news” section.

S.F. Muni transit director wants travel times halved

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.

S.F. Muni, police launch anti-theft campaign

Reminds riders that stations and vehicles are an extension of city streets and require the same level of vigilance. Recent targeting of smart phones and other high-end electronic devices by thieves are the focus of the 2,000-plus public service ads in place on Muni buses and light rail trains.

S.F. Muni free youth bus passes could cost $13M

An agency study found that it would cost almost twice what was initially projected to provide free bus service to every city resident between the ages of 5 and 17, as well as require expanded peak-time service and new vehicles.

San Francisco completes first refurbished LRV

The first completed LRV is currently being inspected by SFMTA personnel in order to ensure that all issues are addressed and that the rehabilitation of the remaining 142 vehicles is done correctly by AnsaldoBreda, the manufacturer.