35 posts categorized "MUNI"

04/05/2012

Muni Centennial: Mayor Launches SFMTA Centennial Celebration

 Mayor Launches SFMTA Centennial CelebrationToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all transportation in the City, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), joined U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the SFMTA Centennial Honorary Committee, to launch the 100th anniversary celebration of the Municipal Railway, founded on December 28, 1912.

As the first publicly-owned transit system in a major U.S. city, Muni was inaugurated by Mayor James Rolph, Jr. at Geary and Kearny streets with Car No. 1. That streetcar has been restored and will now join Muni’s historic streetcar fleet which runs on the F Market and Wharves Line. The Citywide celebration through December will include San Francisco’s transit history and the City’s current integrated surface transportation network that encompasses pedestrians, bicyclists, transit, parking, traffic and taxis. Read more.

02/14/2012

Transportation Funding: Federal Support for Central Subway and Rapid Transit

Federal Support for Central Subway and Rapid TransitToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced that the federal government has once again demonstrated strong support for planned improvements to public transportation in San Francisco. President Barack Obama’s federal budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2013 includes a recommendation for $150 million in funding for the Central Subway Project and $10 million to implement bus rapid transit on Van Ness Avenue.

“These crucial investments in our City’s transportation infrastructure continue to receive strong support from the highest levels of the federal government,” said Mayor Lee. “We thank President Obama, Democratic Leader Pelosi, Senators Feinstein and Boxer and all our federal partners for their consistent leadership and their commitment to improving public transit, creating jobs and investing in San Francisco.” Read more.

02/09/2012

Bicycling in SF: Mayor Announces Bicycling Increases in the City

Bicycling in SF: Mayor Announces Bicycling Increases in the CityToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced that the number of people riding bicycles in San Francisco increased seven percent since last year and increased 71 percent over the past six years.

"Whether people are biking to work, to school or just to have fun, these latest bicycle counts demonstrate that San Francisco is a national leader in bicycle ridership," said Mayor Lee. "We are using innovative strategies such as bike sharing and installing sharrows, dedicated bike lanes and bike boxes, to make sure that our road network is safe and convenient." Read more.

12/14/2011

City Launches Pay by Phone Parking Meters

City Launches Pay by Phone Parking MetersMayor Edwin M. Lee today joined the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to launch the PayByPhone parking payment service in San Francisco that allows drivers to pay for parking at meters with their cell phone. The rollout began with parking meters in the Castro neighborhood and will continue Citywide to other neighborhoods by Spring 2012.

PayByPhone will allow customers to pay for parking at meters by cell phone, receive a reminder text when time is almost up, add time without returning to the meter and receive receipts via e-mail. Read more.

08/16/2011

Mayor Announces Milestone in Bike Network Expansion

Mayor Announces Milestone in Bike Network Expansion Just One Year After Lifting of Court Injunction, City’s Expansion of Bike Network is Ahead of Schedule & Testing of Innovative Features Continues

Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced the completed installation of 50 percent of the bike network expansion, including the completion of 17 bike lane projects, since last August when the four-year Superior Court injunction of the Bicycle Plan was lifted. Numerous innovative projects have been installed and planning continues to make San Francisco a world-class bicycling city.
 
“Whether commuting to work, running errands or taking a family outing, more and more San Franciscans are choosing to bicycle,” said Mayor Lee. “With more than 50 percent of the bike network expansion completed, I want to encourage those who have yet to try it to experience for themselves the benefits of this healthy, fun, low-cost transportation option.” Read more.