Geary BRT Celebration 1 pm today

June 22nd, 2007

Go GearySupporters of the Geary BRT project, join the Go Geary team for a celebration of the recent unanimous vote by the SFCTA Board to approve the feasibility report for the project. Supervisor McGoldrick is confirmed to attend:

Saturday June 23, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Rossi Playground (Arguello and Anza)

Big Muni Metro Delays Today

June 22nd, 2007

If you’re riding Muni Metro home from work or out shopping, consider alternatives as Muni is experiencing major delays due to signal problems. (Check Muni’s website and Nextbus for the latest details, or consider alternatives.)

Extra Transbay Tube? BART looks at long term planning

June 22nd, 2007

BARTWhile Muni contemplates bus rapid transit and light rail extensions, BART is looking at a long term plan that may include some major capacity improvements, such as a new Transbay Tube and fourth track through downtown Oakland, as well as further extensions into the East Bay suburbs. San Francisco could also be served by a Geary or Van Ness line in some scenarios.

This is a 50 year conceptual plan, so don’t expect tunnel boring machines on your block just yet.

Buy Next Month’s Fast Pass Online Now

June 11th, 2007

Adult Fast PassMuni offers passes online, but only from the 10th to the 22nd of each month. (As opposed to hundreds of transit systems worldwide, including Caltrain, where you can buy your pass at any ticket machine.) In any case, if you don’t feel like standing in the line at the cable car turnaround, buy now and the pass will be mailed to you. You can also buy prepaid parking cards.

Muni: “When It’s Bad, It’s Really Bad”

June 10th, 2007

Detailed article today in the Chronicle about the wide range of issues affecting Muni reliability. In particular, Muni’s chronic budget problems are highlighted, as well as Supervisor Peskin’s proposed labor and budget reforms. Mayor Newsom and Rescue Muni vice chair Daniel Murphy are quoted (among others).