36 posts categorized "MUNI"

11/07/2013

Public Safety: Mayor Announces New Initiatives to Improve Safety on Muni

Mayor Announces New Initiatives to Improve Safety on Muni Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) announced the launch of a new “Eyes Up, Phones Down” anticrime and public awareness campaign to remind transit riders to be aware of their surroundings at Muni stations, stops and on vehicles. Crimes on Muni are often crimes of opportunity and customers can help deter theft by staying alert and aware of their surroundings.

In addition to the anticrime public awareness campaign, the SFMTA and the SFPD have partnered to deploy more officers on Muni to increase overall security. This increased police presence has already had a positive impact in the first month of deployment. In September 2013, there were 51 reported robberies on the system, which dropped to nine robberies reported in October 2013. In addition, incidents of larceny decreased from 80 reported on the system in September 2013 to 26 reported incidents in October 2013. Read More.

08/23/2013

Bridge Closure: Bay Bridge to Close on Labor Day Weekend

Bay Bridge to Close on Labor Day WeekendBay Bridge Closure: Labor Day Weekend 2013

Time:  From 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 To 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3

Motorists will not be able to drive on the bridge on both directions during this closure. As a result, motorists should plan to leverage alternatives for getting to San Francisco and for traveling around the Bay Area while the Bay Bridge is closed during Labor Day weekend.
 
- For more information about the Bay Bridge closure please visit: BayBridgeInfo.org

- For more information about Bay Area Traffic please visit: 511.org

06/19/2013

Green Transportation: Mayor Lee and SFMTA Unveil New Hybrid Buses

Mayor Lee and SFMTA Unveil New Hybrid BusesMayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today announced that for the first time since 2007 the Agency will begin deploying new Muni buses this week. As part of the Agency’s plan to replace the entire bus fleet over the next five years, this procurement of 62 low-floor biodiesel-electric hybrid buses from New Flyer Industries will improve transit service, improve the overall customer experience, and bring clean, brand-new vehicles that use state-of-the-art hybrid and biofuel technologies to make one of the cleanest fleets in the nation even cleaner. Read more.

America's Cup: Mayor Lee Releases Updated 'People Plan'

America's Cup: Mayor Lee Releases Updated 'People Plan'Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) released the updated America's Cup "People Plan," an innovative transportation plan for the 34th America’s Cup events beginning next month in San Francisco.

"The People Plan builds on the strengths of our City and region and ensures that everyone in San Francisco this Summer, whether going to see the races on the Northern Waterfront or heading to work South of Market, will enjoy safe, reliable and quick options for their trip," said Mayor Lee. "The legacy improvements realized in the People Plan, combined with new levels of cooperation with our regional transit partners, will benefit the entire region and set the stage for San Francisco to remain a major international destination and a world-class City."

12/26/2012

Muni Service: Muni Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Free Ride

Muni Service:  Muni Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Free RideThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) reminds Municipal Railway (Muni) customers that service will be complimentary on all vehicles Friday, Dec. 28 to celebrate Muni’s 100th Anniversary, and on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

Take a Free Ride as Muni Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Friday, Dec. 28, 5 a.m., through Saturday, Dec. 29, 5 a.m.

The SFMTA wants everyone to “Come on and Take a Free Ride” to celebrate Muni’s 100th anniversary. Muni service will be free to all customers from 5 a.m. Dec. 28 through 5 a.m. Dec. 29. Muni, the first publicly owned, land-based transit agency originated in San Francisco on this date in 1912. Read more.